Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mani Thursday. {Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.}

Do you all follow Emily's blog? Cupcakes and Cashmere? If not - you should. Girl has insane style. 

Anyways, she posted the above video last week and I knew that I needed to try that with my nails soon - it's so simple and yet so fresh and different!

So I thought I'd do it and link up for Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. Thursday with Katie and Steph. Kinda perfect, huh??

I chose to go with a Tiffany blue shade {China Glaze - For Audrey} and a deep mint shade {Sally Hansen - Mint Sprint}. 

First paint your nails with two coats of the lighter shade. When that layer is completely dry take the darker shade and carefully paint only half of your nail. I only did one coat of the mint - it goes on pretty opaque.

I didn't love this. It was easy enough - but I think I would have liked it better if the colors were more contrasting. 

Once my nails were dry and ready for top coat - it dawned on me... GLITTER! Glitter fixes everything, right? 

I had bought this little pot of nail art glitter at Meijer a few years ago and never really used it - it's really pretty, but the glitter is a bit coarse and I don't love that feeling. However, I thought I'd give it another try... 

I painted a little stripe of top coat on the mint color and dipped each finger into the pot of glitter... 

I ended up with a slight ombre glitter effect. Which looks really fun in real life but doesn't translate too well on camera... I took WAYYYYYY too many pictures to end up with only two that looked semi okay. 

But just as I had hoped - the glitter saved my manicure. So it's true... glitter does save everything. 

So... lesson learned... not every nail art idea works out exactly how you envision it - but lucky for me, it's just paint and will come off in a couple of days and onto the next nail project!

p.s. Don't you just LOVEEEEE the For Audrey color?! It's one of my absolute favorite polishes. 

p.s.s. Don't forget to "like" me on Facebook - there may be some cowl deal coming at ya soon!

Happy Thursday, pretties!


Faith said...

i hate it when i have an idea in my head how something will turn out and it doesn't! but at least you tried ... and the color is pretty ;) said...

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Hope Hicks said...

Will be absolutely perfect in the summer! Love the minty color :)