Saturday, 2 June 2012

notd | mint humbug

Sadly this manicure is short lived, as I type my nails are bare on account of it chipping really badly on my other hand. I don't think it's the Revlon nail polish's fault, Revlon always makes good nail polishes, I think I applied too many coats of base coat, and that made the layers of nail polish too thick and it simply peeled off.
Anyhoo, I wanted to share the design with you because I rather like it, even though it reminds me of wallpaper.
The Revlon polish was surprisingly sheer - I think it was three or four coats. Because of this, I enlisted the help of my Ciate Super Sexy Dry and applied it inbetween each coat, and it made the nails dry in under four minutes. I'm not going to tell you how I did the stripes because it's pretty obvious, however I will give you a word of warning should you try this look and that's to space out your white lines.
There should be no more than four on each nail, otherwise it'll look crammed.
And to avoid all the nails looking exactly the same, paint the first stripe anywhere, so when you come to do the others, judge it from the distance from the stripe you just painted.
L-R Trind Natural Nail Repair, Revlon Minted, Amuse Fave Nail Art White, Ciate Super Sexy Dry, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
This reminds me of a lot of things....mint humbugs, wallpaper, curtains....Do it remind you of anything?

8 comments:

  1. This colour looks so pretty, I sometimes put a bit much on and it just peels straight off, love your 2nd photo - its cute :-)

    http://sarahjanesobsessions.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. i hate it when that happens - all my hard work for nothing :( and thanks x

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  2. So pretty! I have this color and I really love it, yet I always struggle with the application!

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    1. the first few coats streak like crazy, its so annoying. x

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  3. It now make more sense why my nail varnish peels off easily sometimes. Haha, thank you. I will definitely stop adding coats after two now! I love your nail art as well, really want some of those nail art pens in my life :) xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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    1. theyre really useful, and theyre really cheap from ebay :)

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  4. Love that mint shade must look out for it!

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  5. Looove this nail polish! im totally going to get this!
    Great blog...have a nice day!

    http://javihb3694.blogspot.com/

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