Monday, April 25, 2011

Over the Moon

Thanks to the Yarn Poet's comment the other day, I can't get the cream and coral color combination out of my head!!

Here's my first real attempt at a half-moon mani using reinforcement stickers:

Half-moon mani with:
American Apparel California Trooper
Nubar Belize Coral

As of this writing, I've only done my left hand.  I did a basecoat, then one coat of the cream followed by a coat of Seche Vite.  I waited about 20 minutes and then applied the reinforcement circles one nail at a time, placing them directly on my nail from the backing paper (i.e. without softening the adhesive by pressing them against my skin first).  After placing a circle and pressing it down really well all along the curved edge, I applied one thick coat of the coral then immediately pulled off the sticker.  After doing all five nails, I topped it off with one more coat of Seche Vite.

I'm going to wait a few hours to do my second hand.  I found that on a few fingers, the adhesive pulled up some of the cream polish near the cuticle, so I think I'll have more luck after the first coat has cured well.

The coral polish is actually much more vibrant in real life!  I'm really liking this look, and I'm glad it's having a comeback!

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