Sorry for the uncreative title! I couldn't come up with anything!
For the mani I'm gonna show you today, I started with just a coat of a sheer blush polish on all nails except my thumb. I'll go over each design below.
I also used the AMAZING "Pretty Shiny Things" Kit from Art Club. Art Club sent me this kit to review.
First, the kit:
SO MANY FUN THINGS!!!!
I gotta say, the formula on these stripers is ridiculously awesome! I always have to fight with the other stripers I have for being clumpy, these are so nice and smooth!
The only thing I didn't like about this set was that there wasn't any gold stars! But I fixed that by just painting the silver star with with the gold striper after I stuck it on my nail!
I will do a full review on this set after Christmas!
Ok Back to today's Mani!
Please ignore my terrible aweful dry fingers
Ok, here's the breakdown, per nail:
I drew the image on with a red Stripe Rite and filled it in with CG "China Rogue". Then went back and drew the lines on and outlined using a black Stripe Rite.
Used a very small brush to get the shape right, using Zoya "Veruschka", then filled in using the bottle brush. This took 2 coats. Then I outlined with a black Stripe Rite. Used the red Stripe Rite to make the dots (ornaments). Put a drop of Poshe top coat on the tip and adhered a silver star from the Pretty Shiny Things kit. Then painted the star and the garland using the gold Art Club striper from that same kit.
I drew on the outline using a red Stripe Rite. Then filled in with CG "China Rogue". Outlined with a black Stripe Rite. And used SH "Whirlwind White" and the back end of a tiny paint brush to dot it on.
Painted on Zoya "Veruschka" using the bottle brush. Then added the gold square at the top with the gold Art Club striper. Added 2 decals from the Pretty Shiny Things kit at the top and bottom of the ornament (aren't they gorgeous!), then added the 3 dots with the Art Club gold striper. Finally I outlined with the black Stripe Rite and added the hook. This made me sad! The outline and hook were PERFECT! I couldn't believe how perfect it came out! as I was applying top coat after all was done, the top coat erased part of the top outline and almost all of the hook! When I went back to do it, my hands were all shaky and it came out messy! POO!!!
This one was so frustrating!
I did the base with CG "China Rogue". I stamped the fishnet design from M57 over that using CG "Passion". Then I did the ribbon with Art Club's Gold striper. I tried to stamp the bow using M59 and Passion, but it came out too transparent! So I tried going over it with the Gold striper and by this point it was so late and I was so tired my hands were shaking like crazy, and it got all messed up. Or course it only got worse when I tried to outline it! I contemplated redoing the whole thing, then quickly decided I didn't care that much!
And that's all I got for ya today Lovelies!!!
Tomorrows post will be late as I have a metric ton of food to cook tomorrow in prep of Christmas dinner!
I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!