Today's mani was a total unplanned accident but I'm liking it, mistakes and all. I started out with two nice coats of Revlon Bare Bones because I was planning to try newspaper nails for the first time. Then an attack of lazy hit and I didn't feel like hunting for my rubbing alcohol in my office upstairs. Yes, I keep rubbing alcohol in my office don't judge me. (If you're really that curious, I use it to clean gemstones after I set them.) So I started thinking of what I could do with a neutral color already in place. Sparkles of course! Pardon the super dry skin, I'm having hydration issues apparently.
- Sally Hansen Salon Manicure base coat / Seche Vite top coat
- Revlon Bare Bones
- Claire's Cosmetics Candy Shop
After fighting with the scotch tape for this, I am seriously jonesing for some honest to goodness striping tape. This was the first time I tried triangles of any sort with tape and they were kinda tricky to line up. Looking at it now I probably would stick a rhinestone in the middle to hide that part but eh, lesson learned for next time. I do really like how it turned out overall though, it's a nice bit of sparkle without the overwhelming glitterbomb that Candy Shop can sometimes be. One thin coat over the thumb surprised me too since I haven't used this as a layering polish yet, I'm liking it. It gave me quite a few ideas of polishes I'd like to try it over now.
I have a list of brands I'm planning to look for on vacation. My husband thinks it's sad but whatevs, I know you guys understand :P