Sunday, August 22, 2010

NotD – Poodle Skirt

*facepalm* This manicure would have been much easier if I had the Bundle Monster image plates. It’s been done before, but in this case the inspiration cookies and dog biscuits go to Phyrra and Phaedra (happy birthday!). As I don’t know a thing about poodles or poodle skirts I basically copied this polyvore image.

This is what I used for this manicure:

  • Seche Base
  • OPI Pink Flamenco
  • LOOK by BIPA nail tattoo liner 3 black
  • Glamour Nails Glamour Pearls 01 gold
  • Glamour Nails Glamour Pearls 02 silver
  • Seche Vite

Today I started with two coats of Seche Base to even out my many patched nails. Then I applied two coats of Pink Flamenco and one of Seche Vite.

Pink Flamenco is warm medium pink crème, vivid but not outrageously bright. I think this is fairly universally flattering shade. It’s also almost a two-coater. I can just make out the free tip, but it’s perfectly wearable in two coats.
I had no problems applying this polish, but as I used a miniature bottle, the brush was just acceptable. I found that loading the brush with quite a lot of polish works best with OPI’s minis.

And because I should have gone to bed six hours ago I forgot to take the actual swatch photo, but at least most nails are plain.
I only wanted to paint the poodle design on one nail, so I used a dotting tool and the liner polish (it’s more pigmented than regular nail polish) to draw it on. Then I added three small silver Glamour Pearls for the collar and a golden one as eye. A bit more Seche Vite and the Poodle Skirt manicure is done.

And here’s a close-up (to show off the lack of clean-up):

If you have the Bundle Monster image plates - BM04 has a poodle - you’d only have to freehand the leash. By the way, I just slashed the tip of my left ring finger with an exacto knife, so prepare for ugly bandages in my posts.

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