Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Nails of the day...weekend...who knows how long?

Last Thursday I did another take on a French manicure, but this time in PURPLES!!!  I did it this way because I really couldn't decide what color I wanted to wear on my nails for the weekend so....I picked 2 colors.

I have really been in a purple mood this summer.  It seems like half the time I have on some shade of purple shirt and/or purple eye shadows.  One day I even had in bobby pins with purple flowers and sparkles on them.

Anyway....back to my manicure.  I did this manicure on Thursday night, took the picture Monday night and it is now Tuesday night.  I have had some wearing and chipping on my tips, but I decided to just "patch it up" to prolong the manicure.  As long as you don't look too closely, it still looks pretty good.

Here is what I did:
  • base coat of Pro-FX Fiberized Ridge Filler 
  • 2 coats of Essie's "Nice is Nice"
  • 1 coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat
  • 2 coats on my tips of Sinful Color's "Verbena" (from both the Adventure Island and Beverly Hills 2011 collections)
  • 1 coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

For curiosity's sake, every time I do some type of French manicure, whether classic or twisted, I always have free-handed my tips.  I do it by either carefully dabbing going across my nail or I turn my hand so that I do one continuous swipe across the tip of each nail.  It kind of depends on that particular nail's shape or if the color is going on blotchy.  One time I tried to use the guide sticker things and I ended up starting over the entire process because I wasn't happy with the way it turned out.

**All items purchased by me

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