Just Tips is the current theme for Polish Hoarder Disorder's Challenge this week, and I decided to participate since I could do something simple AND the due date was later than usual.
I decided to do a skittle mani on my tips using my new Simple Pleasures polishes, but first had to deal with the fact that the brushes don't work. To remedy this, I decanted the colors I was going to use into some of my empty Dollar Tree frankening bottles. Here they are, ready for my mani.
These are all unnamed, but the peachy/coral on the left and the teal in the middle are ones I used for my last two manicures.
I then proceeded to freehand my tips. I can't imagine how difficult this would be if I had to use a konad stamp to do this! This way was quick and easy - base coat, two coats on tips, topcoat. I need to do tips more often!
Love those colors!ReplyDelete
You did that freehand? OMG, how steady are you???ReplyDelete
wow, love them :oReplyDelete
Very cute idea! I wish I had time to enter.ReplyDelete
I like your skittle tips!! I agree free-handing takes less time than the stamp.ReplyDelete
@jaljen - Lol! Yup, I actually find it easier than using tip guides too. Who would have thought?ReplyDelete
The sad thing is - as much fun as this mani is, I'm BORED with it already. I just came in from the pool and have some tip wear. Time for a change!
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Oh Em Gee!ReplyDelete
I did my tips but different colors as well! xD
Wow, great job! It's been ages since I tried freehanding tips.ReplyDelete
I'm a new follower through PHD's weekly challenge. I like your tips. I thought about doing a different color for each nail, but now I'm glad I decided on one design. LOLReplyDelete
love this!! it's like a mature skittle...can't wait to copy!ReplyDelete
@Mousie: Oh yes, you must try this sometime! The thing I loved about this is it meant minimal cleanup, so it was a very quick manicure!ReplyDelete
ooh i really like this mani! I'm going to try to practice this free hand too until it looks.. not messy.. i think doing this with a konad would be really annoying...ReplyDelete
Just landed here, and let me say, you have some of the most beautiful nails I've ever seen, not to mention the fingers.ReplyDelete
I love your designs, also. Definitely going to add you to my blogroll.
@Pretty - Yup, it's just practice - and even then it's not always straight (check out my index/pointer finger) and of course my right hand doesn't turn out quite as nicely as my left!ReplyDelete
@Jules - Awww... thank you! There are many lacqueristas with even more gorgeous nails and hands out there!
I just took a quick peek at your blog, and I must say, I wish I could have my nails that short and still look good. I love seeing people with shorter nails that look awesome - like yours.
I love the skittles french!Great work!ReplyDelete