Warning: This post is verbose. I’m back…limping along, but here nonetheless. The new house is everything I hoped and more. And my future mani-cave is an awesome blank canvas (with boxes of polish everywhere). I will share my decorating progress as I go. For some reason the hubby wants a dining room table before I can get a hot pink velvet manicure chair!
The only real downer from the move was two devastating, down-to-the-quick, nail breaks on my “model” hand. I filed them all down and will start fresh. Tis’ a small price to pay, I guess. We are still without internet at the new house. I took all my pics over the weekend and then drove into the office at 6:00am so I could post them before getting down to “real” business. Now that’s dedication!
So this bizarre bubblegum mani gave an excuse to try a genius dotting technique I saw on another WordPress blog. But I can’t find the post! (Please, if you’re reading this…let me know so I can give you credit for this inspiration!)
I created my thick pink dots with Zoya Shelby on a plastic sandwich baggie. Then I dotted the highlight with OPI Alpine Snow. Finally, I went back over each dot with a thick dollop of Seche Vite.
I polished my nails with Zoya Ibiza, a deep, dark blue/purple (think blueberries) and finished with a matte topcoat. After the dots were fairly dry, I lifted them off the baggie with tweezers and attached them to each nail with a bit of Seche Vite. Then I went back over each bubble with more Seche Vite for height. This isn’t a practical mani, but it’s fun!
It’s good to be back! :)
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