I love a project.
To me it isn’t about achieving perfection as you will see below. It’s about completing a task without cursing, making excuses, and settling back afterward and saying to yourself I can do anything! And if that doesn’t work for you maybe its just fun to create something kinda pretty.
I remember preparing for a big out of town meeting for work years ago and I wanted my stubby nails to look nice. I went to the neighborhood nail salon and thinking I would hear “heck no” asked for a french manicure. I got a “sure” in response to my request and I had the best little manicured fingers when I left the salon. I was trying to recreate that here and it turned out okay.
China Glaze Base Coat, Sally Hansen White Out Xtreme Wear, and Seche Vite Top Coat
I thought all I needed were the three items above. I was going to try to be really artsy even though I can’t draw a straight line. You know how they do a non-airbrush french at the salon because they have got talent? They just use the brush to create the white tip and its amazing. Well I thought I could do that and it was a big fat fail. So I went back to CVS and for $2.39 picked up the Nailene Perfect Tips Stickers that I needed. I can work with a sticker! Anyone can.
The steps are easy. I did a base coat on all my nails. I then applied the Perfect Tips stickers to all the fingers on one hand. I used the Sally Hansen White Out Xtreme Wear polish ($3.29) on the tips (two coats) and let it dry and ripped the stickers off. I then put Seche Vite on all my finished fingers. I did the same thing on the other hand after the first hand dries. That’s the biggest thing about this manicure, it takes time. One hand at a time but with Seche Vite it isn’t too bad. That stuff dries fast.
Here are the results. Be kind in your thoughts and expectations.
Clearly I took off the stickers too fast. Only some of the nails are smooth looking.
But it looks better the farther away you get. See below! Ha!
I’ll try this again and learn from my mistakes. My first attempt was fun though.
Have you tried this? I’m sure you did better!