Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Manis, Day 2: Pastel Tie Dye?

Good Morning Lovelies!

Today's Easter Mani is kinda tie dye, but also kinda not...I'll let you judge!

I liked the Tie-Dye mani I did for Valentine's Day so much, I figured I'd recreate it with more colors for Easter.  But the polish just wouldn't cooperate with me the day I did this, so it's far from perfect.  It kept drying on me too fast, well the top layer would, so then the polish would drag and skip into the neighboring color and create bald spots, rather than just flow into it behind my tool.  I also left my nice thin dental pick I used last time at home, so I would up using something thicker, which also didn't help (I cant even remember what I finally used!  a bobby pin without the rubber tip maybe?)
Colors I used were as follows:
Yellow - China Glaze "Lemon Fizz"
Pink - Massini "Vintage Couture"
Purple - China Glaze "Light As Air"
Blue - Franken made last year, not sure what polishes though.
Green - China Glaze "Refresh Mint"

I REALLY wish I woulda put the blue between the yellow and pink on my pinkie!  
It woulda looked WAY better!

This looked way better in person.  
The pic makes it look almost dingy!

As to the question from Jackie S, which was about how long to wait after the polkadots are done to put on topcoat to avoid drag....I start with doing my left hand, then I do my right.  Once I am done, I can usually go back and apply top coat.  I do however use Seche, and I don't wipe off the brush as I pull it out.  I let it deposit a ton on polish on the nail, and use the brush to wipe the excess to the end of the nail and off.  
Also be sure that you keep a fresh puddle of polish to dip onto with whatever your using to make the dots.  As soon as it starts to dry, replace it, or you'll get strings coming off the dots, like I had on my middle nail at the tip.  It also keeps the dots flatter and less bubbly, and therefore faster drying!

Hope that helps!

Have a great day everyone!



Skulda said...

I love the mani! Great tip for polka dots too!

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

Love this!

Alisa said...

Soooo pretty!

Anonymous said...

Looooove this! Love these easter manis!!!! I need to try tie dye but I'm too intimidated

Phyrra said...

I love this! So cute!

ainos2 said...

Oooo, I love this idea!

I wish someone would develop a slow-dry additive for nail polish. There are times when I would like to have that option.

Juicy Nails said...

wow so cute !!!

Susie said...

That is so creative. :)

Biba said...

This is cute. It kinda reminds me on those tini chocalate eggs (that are sold in our country) - they are wrapped in foil coloured like this :D

polishedlyrics said...

Very cute! You are so creative I love it.

Lucy said...

How pretty! I love all the different pastels you used. I also love the design. Looks perfect for Easter. Your amazing and so creative.

Unknown said...

I love this mani, just as it is...Gorgeous!

Unknown said...

This looks so cool!! Pastels are so perfectly Easter :)

WizardsOfBling said...

Really cute! Love it!

Emma said...

so very pretty!

jo.frougal said...

Happy Easter, sister!!! Love those nails, look good enough to eat!

Perles & Paillettes said...

I love it, especially the thumb !