Patriotic PolishTuesday, July 03, 2012
Despite my sloppiness, I still really enjoy painting my nails.
As I've mentioned before, I was a "red polish only" kind of gal until about a year ago- when I started buying every color that struck my fancy.
Recently, I picked up China Glaze's "For Audrey" polish which is a dead ringer for Tiffany & Co. blue (and it is about as close to anything Tiffany as my grubby fingers will ever come).
I absolutely love this color, it's on my toes right now and has been on my fingers since I bought it a month ago.
In honor of Independence Day, and my love of the teal and red combo, I employed my trusty red ("Rapid Red") and my new love, "For Audrey," to create a (semi) patriotic half-moon manicure.
Messy as always and perhaps smaller moons next time, but such a great way to incorporate a couple colors into your manicure- perfect for us indecisive gals!
Learn from my mistakes!
Here are a few half-moon manicure tips:
-Be sure your base color is completely dry before attaching the sticker. If the paint is still tacky, the sticker will take the paint with it when removed. I usually clear coat between colors.
- For a sharp line, take the sticker off ASAP after painting the top color.
(I neglected to do this on my middle finger above)
-If you are applying a clear coat on top of both colors, beware of colors being dragged with your brush- even if your polish has fully cured!
If you're reading this from the U.S., have a happy 4th of July!