This is a dark and more abstract manicure. I loved the idea of waterfalls and darkly bubbling froth. I wish he had given me China Glaze Fairy Dust but I digress...
I give you my highly abstract manicure!
This week's line up is Lime Crime Pastelchio, I Love Nail Polish Cygnus Loop, OPI Black Spotted, and Confetti Party Palace Blue.
Get the look (or parts of it):
- First I took my solid creme, in this case Lime Crime Pastelchio, and did two coats on each nail.
- Next I topped off with my sheerer polish. When layering with a tinted sheer it's good to think about how the two colors will interact. In this case more of a seafoam emerged.
- For a waterfall I wasn't sure how people go about this and I think it comes down to personal preference. I took the brush of I Love Nail Polish Cyngus Loop and dabbed a blob at the base of my nail bed. Then I took a fine nail art bush (size 00 but you could easily pull lines down with a toothpick) and pulled the polish down in streaks. I added to this till it suited me.
- For "bubbling" I just use OPI Black Spotted BUT if you don't have a bubble or spot effect polish water colors work just as well and, sometimes, better! Plus you can have any color you want.
This feels like a witch's cauldron kind of manicure so it could easily be adapted into a Halloween manicure. Hope you enjoyed and that you try some abstract art on your nails. The nice thing about this route is that you really can't mess it up. If you do a manicure based on this (or any Hubby's Picks) OR do a Hubby's Picks (or anyone picks for that matter) shoot me an email at mommydoes @ live.com or post to my Facebook and I'll share your look and information (if you'd like). Have a great day!