Sunday, 23 February 2014
Hello! These are the nails I've been sporting over the weekend. These were inspired by Gwen Stefani's nails from her OPI collection. I didn't actually use OPI polishes as they're a bit too pricey for me - the only one I own is Nail Envy! Here are Gwen's nails:
For my version, I used a base coat of Snow Me White by Sinful Colors. This is my new white since my Sally Hansen one ran out. I then used my Barry M nail art pen to fill in the black sections. I find this easier than faffing about with tape. A weird problem that occured that hasn't before is that when the black dried, it cracked. Here's a pic, I'm not sure whether it was the new white base that caused it? Either way - annoying!
I went over the black a few times, but it didn't really help cover the cracks. A topcoat did help smooth them out though. I toyed with the idea of adding studs, but eventually decided not to. I liked how my nails looked with them, but I was away this weekend in Inverness and I didn't want to be constantly making sure the studs hadn't pinged off, sticking them back on etc, so I left them plain. Here's a pic of how I would have added studs (on all fingers!)
A lovely compliment I got over the weekend was a barmaid asking if they were real, and when I did them myself she asked if they were wraps or stickers! Always good to know your nails look as good as false ones! These lasted really well, despite me breaking the nail on my little finger on my left hand on the train up! :-( Some more photos: