Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It's Complicated

This is one of the most labor-intensive manis I've ever done.  But I think the result is worth the work!


I started out with two coats of China Glaze Cheers to You, from the holiday 2010 collection:  the shimmery, silvery counterpart to Midnight Kiss.  Once that was dry, I sponged the tips with Zoya Danii, then applied China Glaze Fast Forward topcoat.  Finally, after waiting about ten minutes, I stamped on the "shattered glass" design from Bundle Monster plate BM208 with Wet N' Wild Black Creme.  One more coat of Fast Forward, and then all I had to do was sit back and admire my nails for a while!

(colors are more accurate in this picture)

12 comments:

  1. Whew, I wonder how much time total it took. They are beautiful though! I'm always a fan of metallics

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    1. Not too bad - about 45 minutes total, and that includes removing the previous (glitter) mani and dry times.

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  2. I love the result of sponging the tips.


    Oh, girl, what patience you have.

    Absolutely GREAT

    hugs

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    1. Thank you! Hmmm . . . patience, or procrastination? LOL!

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  3. Looks great, Gail! What's your favorite white for stamping?

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    1. Thanks, Pam! I'm proud because this is the most successful I've ever been with sponging.

      I like the Konad Special White for stamping - nothing else I've tried is opaque enough. I'm thinking about getting the black too. This black is OK, but still not truly opaque

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  4. I can barely manage to slap a coat of two of regular polish on my nails. This look is stunning and I admire your patience and fine-motor coordination skills. I'm nominating you for a couple of blog awards. Details are on my most recent post http://susiehomemakerdeservesacocktail.blogspot.com/2012/12/blogging-awards.html

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    1. Thanks, Cari! I have to admit, if I had a "real job" and kids to boot, my nails would probably be naked stubs!

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  5. My nails look pitiful this holiday season, so sad. This mani is gorgeous, I love the idea of sponging the tips, must try this.

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    1. Well, you have been doing a LOT of work! Your house looks gorgeous! And I'm sure there are lots of tasty treats around there too!

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  6. It's so cool how you know how to fix up your nails so fancily! The money you save plus pampering yourself along with getting crafty? Priceless!
    I want to buy one of those Klutz nail art kits and practice on my girls.

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    1. Hehehe - with the amount of polish and accoutrements I buy, I doubt I save any money, LOL!

      You should do this with the girls - you'd all have a blast!

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