Tag Archive | blue

Week 17: GO PLANET!

The few earth day manis I’ve seen are awesome. I’ve seen things from land masses to swirling pieces of blue and green. I…went with the swirls.

Nothing says "save the earth!" like shiny swirls. And messy nails.

I did consider, for a minute, finding out which color represents all five Planeteers, and going that route…but that’s next week. 😉

 

Water marbling. Love the look, HATE the clean up. I also could have sworn I cleaned up my nails fully, but meh, whatever. For the manicure, I used Wet Cement (Sally Hansen) for the grey; Blu Blaze (Nina Ultra Pro from Sally’s Beauty Supply) for the, um, blue; Magic (Pure Ice) for the brown/shimmer; and Leah (Julep) for the green.

I’m getting better at these things. Well, not updating, because I’m still horrible at that, but I meant the water marble. I still need to make two attempts for one marble, because it always seems to gel, gloop, seize, whatever, before I have a chance to actually marble, and I can’t figure out why. Oh, well, don’t have to worry about it for another, what, three months? 🙂

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52 Week Challenge: Stripes

I know this is late, but I didn’t have a chance to take a photo until last night. This week’s theme was “stripes”. And, with Friday being Opening Day for my Brewers, I wanted to do something with Brewers colors, so that’s what I did.

Please excuse the ugly cuticle and the chip on my index finger. Hence, the new name of the blog.

For the base, I used Pure Ice’s “Fast Lane”. It’s a nice gold color, but I can’t wear it alone. It just doesn’t look right with my skin tones. I masked the stripes off with my French tip guides, then painted Sinful Color’s “Midnight Blue” on top of it. It’s the darkest blue I have. Even then, it’s still not the right color. But, that’s mostly me being picky. The base was Revlon’s “Post Trauma Nail Treatment”, and I used Sally Hansen’s “Insta-Dri” not only between the gold and the blue layer,  I put it on as my top coat. I like it more than SV. While it takes longer to dry, it lasts longer and isn’t as goopy. It’s almost like the more you use SV, the goopier it gets. My theory is that, with the air in the bottle, it makes it thicker.

I probably could have done the stripes better by  either cutting my guides in half, or trying to find my masking tape and cutting small strips. But I like it this way.

I’ve got some swatches to do, and then I’ll do my Easter mani. Yay! Almost back on track!