Monday, October 5, 2009

Retro mani

Good Morning Lovlies!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Today I will be sharing with you a manicure I did for a photoshoot of sorts, I had Saturday.  It was all Pin-up pictures so I needed a sweet mani to go along with my look.  So I took a page out of Dita Von Teese's book and went with a classic moon mani.

I started with 1 coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Whirlwind White, then topped that with 1 coat of Platinum by Pure Ice, a pretty frosty white.  Once that was nice and dry, I used hole reinforcements, those little things you put around notebook paper holes, to get the arch right.  Just lay it on your nail so the top of the hole sits against your cuticle at the base of your nail.  Then I painted on 2 coats of China Glaze Thunderbird.  Pulled the stickers off, added a coat of Seche, and Viola!


It's not perfect but from a normal distance it looked fine!

Well, that's all I have for you today.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a GREAT day!

{{{Hug}}}
Christy

14 comments:

Brooke said...

Looks awesome! I wondered what your nails looked like for the photoshoot, and the picture I got I couldn't tell. Looks very cute :)

S said...

I'm not a huge fan of the classic moon mani, but this one I really like.

PowerLifterChick said...

Brooke, Thanks Hun!

S,
I'm so glad I could change your mind!

gildedangel said...

That is awesome! I have never thought to use hole re-enforcers!

LfsAlot said...

You're just too cool!

AllYouDesire said...

I really like this one. Thunderbird is such a nice color!

nihrida said...

This one looks really good, classy. You did a great job! :)

PowerLifterChick said...

Gildedangel,
I read about the reinforcers on a blog, I wish I could remember which one so I could give credit where credit is due!

to everyone else...
Thank you so much, I'm so glad everyone liked it. I know it's simple, but at least it's not a normal boring french!

Pinkginger said...

This looks lovely!

beautyjudy said...

I love this, so pretty! I saw your picture on Brooke's blog - I love pin ups! I wish I could pull off a pin-up girl tattoo but I'm just not that cool! Anyway - great blog, pretty pics and cute mani!

awesomevegan said...

Note to self... pick up hole re-enforcers... :) great idea. Awesome mani!

PowerLifterChick said...

Pinkginger,
Thanks hun!

BeautyJudy,
me too! You get what you like, and poo on anyone who doesn't think you can pull it off. Tattoos are personal and u should get whatever your heart desires!

Awesomevegan,
Thanks! Wish I could take credit for the re-enforcers idea, but i cant. I also wish i could remember who's idea it was so i could give them credit! LOL

clockwork said...

Gorgeous nails, this is my fav style of mani!

Lucy said...

Love this type of manicure. Wish I still had those reinforcements. I finally threw them out because they kept escaping from the little box. Who knew what use they could've been!