18.1.13

The Nail Files: All the Right Angles


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This week's Pinspiration:

Source: pshiiit.com via jennie on Pinterest


What I used:





Step 1: Two coats of For Audrey on all fingers except feature finger, which got two coats of Paper Mache.


Step 2: Wait for this polish to dry for at least two hours or it'll probably peel off (as I learned the hard way...grrr).


Step 3: Criss-Cross striping tape from top edge to bottom.


Step 4: One nail at a time (except feature), fill the bottom triangle with Man Hunt. The Pinspiration instructions said to use a dotting tool but that didn't work for me because the polish didn't go on very evenly. So, I used a smaller brush and that worked better. Not perfectly, but better.


Step 5: Remove the tape right away or the polish will peel (as I learned the hard way, again...double grrr).


Step 6: Fill sides of feature finger with For Audrey and bottom with Man Hunt.


Step 7: Remove tape right away.


Step 8: Let dry and then add a cute little gem on the feature finger where the points meet.


Step 9: Gob on the top coat so the gem stays on.


So, this mani was pretty labour intensive. Mostly because the freaking polish liked to ruin my life peel off. I love it, though and now that I've learned the tricks, would totally do it again. 


Thanks to Tara and Vicki for hosting!




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