After a morning of several attempts at Hubby's Picks (and cuticles threatening mutiny) I realized that sometimes you just need to allow difficult polishes their own nail. Sometimes they just don't share space well. Believe it or not the inspiration came after listening to my kids fight all morning and finally banishing them to their own projects. Peace and harmony! Maybe that would work here.
A couple of you loved the look of GlitterDaze Calming Waterfalls. I did too, which is why I bought it forever ago. This polish looks great in the bottle, but is so thick that generous helpings of thinner won't even make it a nice applying polish. Getting this one to work with the others is impossible as it is grittier then most of my texture polishes. It also takes about a hundred years to dry.
Despite that I give you the half-moon skittlette. Just think of the possibilities!
Get the look:
- For the first layer I put one coat of GlitterDaze Calming Waterfalls on the pointer and middle fingers. Then two coats of Sassy Lacquer Wizard's Fire on the ring and pinky fingers.
- There's a couple of ways to create the half-moon. I used a pair of large scallop decorate scissors to cut half moon waves from scotch tape then laid these on the dried coats. Two other options I know are to use the french tips stickers or to use any round sticker.
- Next alternate the remaining colors, in this case Essie Braziliant and Essie Aruba Blue, and paint one coat slightly overlapping the sticker or tape. Immediately and carefully remove the sticker.
- Finally top with your favorite top coat. I used Seche Vite.
Now this is not my most favorite Hubby's Picks manicure ever. Judging from the look on his face it's not his either. But it does open a world of possibilities! If you try out this look let me know at mommydoes @ live.com (remove the spaces) and I will feature your manicure and your information on the upcoming week's Hubby's Picks.
Have a great Sunday everyone!