Ever since I found proper pinking shears the other day in a craft store, they've been sitting on my desk, begging to contribute their zig-zaggy goodness. I was in the mood for something bright so I five American Apparel Neon polishes and one China Glaze and went to work.
To start, I added two coats of L.A. Girl Delicate. I wanted a white base so I wouldn't have to do a million coats of the neon. Once that and the coat of the Seche Vite were dry I cut a thin zig-zag strips of blue painters tape. I added three strips at a time, making sure each strip was the same height and spaced the same across my nails. I then added three of the colours. If you look at my thumb close up, I placed tape where the orange, green and purple are first and applied the red, yellow and blue. I added another coat of Seche Vite and did the same for the rest of my fingers. Once they were all super dry, I covered the stripes already in place and added the other colours. A final coat of Seche Vite and I'm done!
The Verdict: I'm really happy with how this came out. It's eyeball-bleedlingly bright and I even don't mind the white showing through, it reminds me of some erasers I had as a kid. Personality, you know? It's also crying out for a Pinterest-friendly infographic as it's not hard to do.... yay Rainbows!
Love this - awesome job! :DReplyDelete
Is that flash on your nails? The oblong circle i'm seeing? you should totally submit this to American Apparel-they once posted my mani on their website and it got me a lot of traffic-if you're into that stuff!ReplyDelete
It is a flash! Well, a flash or sorts. It's actually a Polaroid LED ring flash that has a setting to stay on. It attaches to your camera lens so you get good lighting for macro photography. If you're into that :)Delete
And yeah, I tweeted this at them yesterday, might have to follow up that. Thanks for the idea :)
this is super fun and cute! i love this idea!ReplyDelete
I love it! Always impressed with your nails... I wish I had your patience!!! XReplyDelete
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