Oh, boy. Okay. This doesn’t look as cool as it would have if I hadn’t fucked it up a bit in doing it, but I’m still quite pleased with it, given that it’s the first time I’ve tried a trick like this.
My friend Kathryn Smith turned me on to Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics a bit ago (specifically their lip tars; I’ve been using Strutter and it’s an amazing red, although yeah it comes off on everything) but they had some interesting nail polishes too, so I decided to give something new a try, based on a link someone sent me on Twitter. That link has instructions, which I didn’t actually look at, so I did mine differently, which is why they don’t look as good, I imagine.
Here’s what I used for this week’s nails:
And here is how they turned out:
Like I said, I kinda fucked up in doing them, well, it took me a bit of fiddling to get it. That’s one coat of the OCC “Tar” polish–it’s a pretty good solid black though it did have a few spots of wash, if you know what I mean–and then at first I tried covering the tops and painting the dull topcoat on the nailbed. Which, eh. So for the right hand I went ahead and painted the whole nail with the dull topcoat and then the shiny on the tips:
Next time I think I’ll probably follow the directions on the link, although I need to get some of those guides she mention. I’ve never been a french manicure girl, really, so have no experience with doing them except for once when I had them done by a manicurist who did them all the time so didn’t use guides or whatever. So yeah, this was different for me.
And I need to trim them, too. I let them grow for this particular post (except the right hand ring finger which had a snag so I clipped it down) but they’re getting a bit longer than I like them these days.
I am going to be very scarce over the next few weeks; I’m going to try to post tomorrow to explain why, and what’s going on. It’s all good stuff it just means I’m extremely busy at the moment.