Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Girl On Fire

I know I'm really late in posting this, but I'm still trying to get back into the groove of taking pictures and posting. Anyway, on to the manicure! I just had to do something special when I went to see the Hunger Games movie this weekend. It is a relatively simple mani, but I really liked it.

I started out with 2 coats of Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Cherry Red over base. Then, I put on a coat of Essie Shine of the Times, which is similar to Nubar 2010/Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure/etc. The end result made my nails look like flames. Awesome!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

NOTW: Sally Hansen Brisk Blue & Tuxedo

Hey all, sorry I've been MIA for a while, but I've been sick (again...ugh!) and haven't felt up to doing my nails. I was feeling adventurous, and decided to try and replicate Zooey Deschanel's tuxedo mani.

This mani started as just 2 coats of Salley Hansen Insta-Dri in Brisk Blue. So pretty, but, it started peeling the next day. Instead of starting over completely, I patched what I could, and cleaned up the worst nails (only one on each hand). On those nails, I used OPI Alpine Snow as a base, and Sinful Colors Black on Black to create the tuxedo.

I'm pleased with how this turned out, considering I'm crap at free-hand drawing, and had to do the entire thing with a toothpick. I'll definitely have to do this again.