This was a complete accident, albeit a pretty one.
I was testing out a nail decal method and folded the paper in half because I wanted to start over. But when I saw the effect on the paper, I immediately had to try it on my nail. So I smashed the paper onto my nail bed, and…..
…loved it! Now I wish I had done this with no-chip polish.
It was simple too. Just messy, lol. Just like a water marble.
Sinful Colors – “Innocent” “24/7” “Love Nails” “Midnight Blue” Mac – “Vice Is Nice (Frost)”
Sooooooo, I’m going to just accept my impatience! I truly attempted to maintain the same manicure until my polish chipped. It didn’t work. *shrugs* The picture below is after 4 1/2 days of wear, using Seche Ultra V –UV top coat. No chips.
There is a tiny bit of tip wear, probably caused more by my trying to peel off the polish from the cuticle side of my nails than by actual wear from the normal and everyday activity of an average polish wearer. They maintained the greatest sleek “gel nail” feel the entire wear time. The shine could have been freshened a bit, but you can see in the photo, it still exists.
I am now a believer. The Seche Ultra-V top coat (after UV curing) is exceptional. I love the “completely hardened and dry after 3 minutes” quality. This goes wonderfully with my impatient nature. LOL. I can do my nails and then get up and do whatever else I want to do. The smooth gel feel is also just amazing. I sincerely can’t stop playing with my nails. And who doesn’t want an extra layer of gleaming, shiny protection over their natural nail? This top coat is a win!
This manicure was hard work. It took some time to accomplish… and that was my goal.
I’m testing out Seche Vite UV topcoat… used alongside the companion mini/portable UV lamp. I wanted a manicure that was tedious, and one that I felt I would really enjoy viewing for the long haul. This fit the bill.
My aim is long-lasting shine, and chip free results. I’ll let you know how the topcoat holds up.
My iPhone needs its own “case closet”. Like a shoe rack. Or a wardrobe.
I didn’t realize the extent of my foolishness until I received my new case in the mail… that I forgot I had ordered… because I already had 6 cases that I wasn’t using. And yes, I have had my new iPhone for approximately 3 (count them: one, two, three..) weeks.
But I NEEDED this case!!!
Okay, okay. I know “need” is relative. This gave me the perfect motivation to try out this “border nails” nail trend in the process.
I started with China Glaze – “White On White”
I didn’t have a perfect color match to the case’s pink trim. So, I made my own. *shrugs* I blended an even ratio (1:1) of Sinful Colors – “Boom Boom” & “24/7” and used a size “0” nail art brush to outline my nail.
I knew it was a completely successful manicure when the cashier at Whole Foods commented that she loved how my nails matched my phone! Nail art wins again .