Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July "Liquid Sand" Stars and Stripes

I saw this nail tutorial on Chalkboard Nails, and I knew I had to do it for today's manicure!

I used...

OPI "Alpine Snow" for the base color. Orly "Snowcone" and Orly "Shine" for the stripes and then the stars are sponged on using OPI "Magazine Cover Mouse".

After I painted the base and the stripes, I topped it off with Seche Vite, so that it would dry faster before starting the "stars process". The base colors MUST be completely dry before you try applying the sponged stars. COMPLETELY! After that, you punch the stars in the tape and sponge them on, that's it. Follow the tutorial by Chalkboard Nails for better details.

I had some problems, with the tape.  I used the same piece of tape punched with stars for each nail, and as the nails progressed the definition in the stars lessened.  Next time, I will use several pieces of tape, punched with stars, so that I will always have the same defined stars throughout. :)

Here is a quick pic of the tutorial stage...

Overall, I'm very happy with my manicure, and I recommend you try this technique, it's worth the effort :)

Happy July 4th, and Keep It Sweet!

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1 comment:

Rainbowify Me said...

This is awesome! And thanks for showing the technique, I wouldn't have thought of punching stars in tape :)