When you do your nails as often as I do, you get pretty good at spotting other lacqueristas. A girl in the same building as me at work and I always compare nails whenever we see each other and she always has great nails. Anyway, she got a bunch of nail art supplies in the mail, had extra and was kind enough to give me wheel full of little metal butterflies. They're so pretty, I had to use them.
Let me preface this with saying that this isn't even the tiniest bit practical. I kept this on for about an hour because they were catching on everything. However, if it were my birthday or a special occasion, I'd totes keep these on for longer. I wanted a nice, girly base for the butterflies so I started with two coats of Orly Porcelain, still my favourite nude. Then, using a tiny square piece of makeup sponge, I lightly applied a dusting of Sally Hansen Celeb City and Revlon Gold Coin. After a coat of Seche Vite was completely dry, I used nail glue to apply the butterflies. I tried embedding them in the polish like I do with my normal glitter but they're just a little bit too stiff for that. I pretending I had the tiniest flock of butterflies land on my nails, like I'm a fairy...yessss.
The Verdict: I think I'll do this again, for spring. I have all these visions of flower stamps with just a single butterfly on there somewhere... Anyway, points they lose for impracticality they win back for being unique. I really haven't seen anything like them before. And they're sparkly.
Ohhh they really are super pretty!ReplyDelete
And yes, completely impractical. But beautiful!
Very pretty! Can't imagine having to go through a normal day with these but they look gorgeous :)ReplyDelete
I'm into it. I wonder if you could bend them in half and attach them at the center of their bodies -- like they are flexing their wings? Of course that would only be plausibly wearable as an accent, but still...hmmReplyDelete