Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Two for One
Howdy, everyone! I know it's been awhile since I've posted, so I hope some of you are still reading. My life has been a bit of a whirlwind of late, so I haven't had the time to keep up with my blog. I had a few spare moments today, so I thought I'd show you a couple of manicures I've done in the last few weeks. Both of these manis are great for holiday wear.
The first manicure I have for you is really just a swatch of a new color I picked up at Walgreen's awhile ago. Here's a peek:
....more after the jump....
Sparkly enough for you? :) This is 3 coats of SinfulColors in Ice Dream. ID has tons of silver microglitter and icy blue glitter in a clear base. I love the way this one turned out on my nails; definitely an eye catcher! No problems with application, though I could wish it was a bit more dense, it went on easy. Taking it off was an issue, but that's just glitter for you. Here's another look:
On to mani #2! I wore this one today and I love the way it turned out! Without further ado, here's a photo:
This was my first time using microbeads. I'll steer clear of the incendiary "caviar" reference. Microbeads are pretty easy and inexpensive to use. This one is from a set of 6 by Reflection that I bought at Michael's yesterday ($6.99 and then they had a half off sale...woot!). The polish is 2 coats of e.l.f. in Cherry Bomb, a beautiful deep red. CB is not quite an oxblood, but it's close. Two coats covered with no problem. I actually got this one in a set of 14 for $10 at Target. It's one of those holiday sets and I'm super happy with it so far. Here's another look:
To add microbeads to your manicure, simply apply your base color and then a top coat. While the top coat is still wet, sprinkle the beads onto your nail over a small bowl or paper towel to catch the excess. Gently tap the nail to further adhere the beads to your nail. I did use a coat of Seche Vite on top of them, but you can omit that step if you'd like.
Thanks so much for reading!