Sunday, September 23, 2012

Blue Nails!

31 Day Challenge: Blue Nails

Ugh, this post is so late because I had such a hard time with blue for some reason. I did them Thursday night and was trying to get them done before Glee started. I thought I had a great idea which was this...

I still think it was a good idea, I just did it terribly. The colors just didn't work out, you could hardly see the peace sign and the micro beads ended up being harder than I thought to apply in a specific shape. It just came out messy and decided I couldn't post this for blue. So after Glee I took them off and re-started.

Then I decided to just use some stamping plates figuring it would be faster since I did have to work the next morning...I ended up with this:

Still don't love it, but I kept it anyways because I was exhausted and didn't post it because well, I was exhausted and then was in Boston all weekend. I would have liked it much better if it covered my whole my pinky is bumped. Plus I always thought of Turquoise & Caicos as a blue until I put it next to a darker blue, on this mani it looked more green. Oh well, blue fail. I think purple will be better...I can feel it!

For the first mani I used:

  • Essie: Borrowed & Blue
  • Essie: Lapis of Luxury
  • OPI: Fly (For the base of the peace sign)
  • Recollections Micro Bead: Capri
Second Mani:
  • Essie: Lapis of Luxury (Base)
  • Essie: Borrowed & Blue (Stamp)
  • Essie: Turquoise & Caicos (Base)
  • Essie: Mint Candy Apple (Stamp)
  • Stamp Plate: BM-201
Also, I made a lightbox but I think I need different light bulb/a third light because they're still coming out kind of yellow. Here's a photo of the new Essie's I bought in my lightbox. (Lapis of Luxury, Borrowed & Blue, Mint Candy Apple)


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