Flowers & stripes

Friday, 20 July 2012

So, another weekend and another wedding... I got a dress from River Island in the sale that had a flowery pattern with lots of pink / green / purple / blue, etc on it, so I thought I'd attempt to match up again.

I used thin tape to create the line patterns (you can buy it at Amazon really cheap), again did two coats of polish and then left it about an hour before I peeled off the tape.  You can actually use this tape to create designs as well if you want, you don't have to peel it off, but I find it doesn't really have the staying power even with tons of top coat on top, but it's fine if you just want it for a night out.  

I also recently bought some fimo decals from Amazon which were really good value too, so I thought I'd try them out.  In the pack you get about 50 x 5cm long canes, that all have a pattern (be it a flower / fruit, etc) on the end, and you use the razor blade (careful!!!) they also provide to slice off a small piece to stick to your nails.

You are supposed to glue on the decals, but I'm not really a fan of using strong superglue on my nails (unless I am trying to prevent a rip), so I just put a layer of Sally Hansen Insta-dri over the top of my nails and placed them on there, and they set pretty well.  I wasn't expecting much staying power to be honest, but they lasted the night and only a few got knocked off the next day, but I was doing a lot of cooking and washing up, so I'm not surprised really.

So, polish on the left hand is:

Thumb (Island Girl fine pink glitter with Barry M Hexagon Glitter over the top)
Fingers L-R:
China Glaze L8R G8R with stripes in Primark Brand Glo Baby Glo
17 Glisten with Barry M Bright Purple Stripes
OPI Gone Gonzo
China Glaze QT with Barry M Pink Flamingo stripes

stripy nails fimo decals

Right hand is:

Fingers (L-R):
OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air
China Glaze GR8 with a Nails Inc Green
Nubar Absolute with Barry M Bright Purple Stripes
Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle

Thumb: Nubar Brilliant with NFU Oh no. 48 top coat and Barry M Bright Purple Dots

stripy nails fimo decals

Next time I do some striping and decals I am going to take a few pictures of the process so I can do a short tutorial.


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