Freitag, 24. Februar 2012

A dotted Rainbow of sorts

A while ago, when I went to the city in my lunch break, I got lucky at TK Maxx. I found a whole set of the Foil Collection by Color Club. And cheap! So of course, I bought them.

At home I decided to change my manicure. I got inspired by the print of a dress I had seen the same day. It turned out quite well, I think.

I started with a nude base color... my p2 base coat that gives the nail a light pink hue. Then, using a white polish, I painted the upper 3/4 of the nail. I really like white polish as a canvas, but I wish it wouldn't take so many coats... :( Next was the black. I used black acrylic paint and a striper brush to do the net pattern.

What I really like about acrylic paint is that as long as the paint is still wet, you can corrigate any flaws using a wet q-tip. I don't know how this would have turned out if I had used black polish. I haven't used my striper very often yet. So I still don't have perfect control over the brush. :D

Anyway, when the acrylic paint was dry, I snatched myself a dotting tool and started placing the dots on the crosspoints. I used all of the foil polishes in a rainbow-like manner. I really like how opaque they are. Even with the lighter shades such as Antique, I didn't need to dot a second coat.

I got a lot of comments asking if those were nail foils I just stuck on my nail. Well, of course most of them were shaking their heads in disbelieve when I explained that they were not. I know that most of them think that my hobby is ridiculous... Oh well. Nothing new. :D


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