Good morning! I thought I would share some of what I have been up to through pictures selected from my Instagram feed.
I tried a few simple variations on the standard manicure - First is what I like to think of as the borderline style. I saw it online and thought for a good while about how to achieve it on my own. I first painted a thin layer using a Sally Hansen silver (Celeb city). I find metallic nail polishes easiest to control. For me, the creamy, milky pastel polishes are the most challenging to work with! Metallics glide on smoothly and are very forgiving. I tried to bring the silver color as close to the cuticle as possible.
Next came the Essie pink (Muchi muchi). As expected, it was easier than if I had painted the whole nail as there is less surface area to cover. Working with my non-dominant hand was a bit trickier and the silver border came out thicker on the right hand. However, overall, they looked great! I can't wait to try this with other colors. I'm hoping to get a gold and shimmery white polish sometime in the near future.
Here is another shot of this manicure, taken with an actual camera:
emyaugustus is my user name. Those of you who follow me know these pictures are from a while ago. I never have time to blog when school is in session, so re-capping from Instagram might be the only way!