Hi there lovely fingers!
Thanks for clicking on over here today.
Here is an artistic shot of my nails inspired by Rihanna. I used Maybelline Color Show LE Sequins in Silver Gleam. The round brush from the adorable little bottle was used to create the "diamonds".
This manicure was inspired by Rihanna's new CD UNAPOLOGETIC, released tomorrow, and a mani she wore a while back,. I synthesized some of her style, the multi patterned nails, skittles if you will, with some rock star black leather and bling. I think Riri would rock something like this, perhaps even with real DIAMONDS....
This is one coat of Silver gleam except the ring finger has two, see that coverage over black? This glitter is so incredible, I am looking for backups of this and the gold one, Gold's Night Out.
The diamonds look 3D. That thumbnail reminds me of 1D. LOL Nod to my new friend who loves them! Sparkylie of Sparkyl!e Nails!
See what I did there Sparkylie?
Sparkyl!e wants 1D to notice her nails! I wish Riri could see mine, so we are teaming up to make our dreams come true! Team tweeting might get this done. You are invited to join our tweeting teams! Just tweet our manis to the celebs whenever you see them on there!
This works! I got one of my fave artists to follow me by replying to their tweets! My husband also got one of his fave comics to follow him! Twitter is a blast!
It is theoretically possible for Riri to see these, right? LOL
I would never wear real diamonds on my nails, but these little glitter dots fill the bill beautifully!
The adorable round brush from this bottle is perfectly sized for making these 1/4 carat sized dots! I pulled the brush straight out, and lightly ran it around the inner rim of the bottle to take of the extra polish, just leaving enough to stamp a dot the size of the brush or so. Too much polish on the brush will make your dots blobby. not quite a dry brush here, but not runny either.
Here is my right hand. One of these nails is badly broken and repaired with super glue and a wait for it....
I broke this nail while lifting a rubbermaid storage container, the handle gave way. No amount of glitter could have prevented this sad result. That will teach me do do housework LOL.
This break is 95% of the way across, if it had been all the way, and I may have given them all the chop, and nubbinized. But it was a very good candidate to repair. First, the nail was perfect when I laid it back in place. There was an area of sheared nail, which was textured, for glue grippage. It had lots of surfaces on either side of the break to adhere with my super glue gel. I immediately ran for my remover, and soaked the nail in it straight away to remove the polish.
Then I glued it with only glue and pressed it into place. Whew. Then I tore off a piece of teabag, yeah,teabag, and laid it over the break for reinforcement. Then another layer of glue, drying time, a bit of file sculpting, then buffing, and some Diamond strength basecoat. A layer of glitter will hide any imperfections, as you see in my diamond mani. This repair is strong!
I have repaired nails like this which were broken so far down they could not be cut off straight across. I can sometimes maintain repairs until they are fully grown out. This is an experiment to see how long it can hang on, or if I have to CHOP CHOP with the guillotine!
Love Hugs and flowers to you the whole day through