Monday, 17 June 2013

Rainbows and Butterflies

Hi lovelies! 
Sorry I've not posted for a while, time just seems to have been eaten this past week and I was going to post yesterday but I was having so much trouble choosing what to do, I waited until I could decide. 
So anyways, todays mani was inspired by the Care Bears, but I've just uploaded the pics and thought of the Mean Girls quote: "I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school... I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy..." ... "She doesn't even go here!"
I'm quite proud with how these turned out as I've been way too lazy to do any actual nail art for a couple of months now. 

I applied Barry M's Matt White as a base coat on all but my ring fingers which I used Barry M's Lemon Ice Cream (this wasn't opaque until three coats had been applied) (Barry M's are £2.99 each) and layered it with Dollish Polish's Care Bear Stare (Mini = $5 + shipping or Full size = $10 + Shipping) which I absolutely LOVE, it's adorable! Full of such cute glitter in pastel colours, including: pink, blue and purple stars, butterflies, hex's and squares. It's what you expect a care bear to be stuffed with... 
Over the white nails, I used the Avon Nail Decoration Tool which is double ended as a dotter and a detail brush, (I got mine for £1.50 when it was on offer), to draw thin lines of acrylic paint in rainbow colours, and once these had dried I used the same tool to blob white acrylic paint as clouds. I didn't let the clouds dry long enough before applying top coat, which resulted in some of the white coming off and making the clouds kind of see-through. 
(Before Clouds and Top Coat) 
 (Before Top Coat)

- One coat of Sally Hansen 'Insta-Grip Fast Dry Base Coat'
- (Ring fingers) = Three coats of Barry M 'Lemon Ice Cream' layered with Dollish Polish 'Care Bear Stare' 
- Two coats of Barry M 'Matt White' 
           - Stripes of  Oumaxi Acrylic Paint in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple
           - Big dots of Oumaxi White Acrylic Paint for clouds
- One coat of Seche 'Vite Fast Dry Top Coat'  

 (Daylight)
 (With Flash)


Materials: 
 (Left to Right: Base Coat, Barry M: Matt White, BM: Lemon Ice Cream, Dollish Polish: Care Bear Stare, Top Coat) 
 (Acrylic Paints, Striper/ Dotting tool from Avon)
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