Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NotD - All Laid Out

First post since getting the new layout and design done, it’s odd not seeing the obnoxiously green background. I like retina-searing shades so much (and I suspect my next switch will again be to a rather bright colour). Gotta say, Blogger’s really making it easy to customise blogs without digging through huge amounts of code.
Today’s mani (which is yesterday’s mani, really) picks up on the background design, though on a violet base. Which is also the reason why I spent ages editing the photos. Damn purples always turn blue.

This is what I used:

  • OPI Nail Envy
  • essence better than gel nails base sealer
  • Violet Frankenpolish
  • black acrylic paint
  • Seche Vite

First I applied one coat of each base, one of my pretty violet and sealed it with Seche Vite.

As usual I won’t go into details about the franken. It’s mostly claire’s matte blue with a dash of essence white hype and some pink and red. Thus it’s a fairly opaque polish with a pretty plasticy finish. I only applied one coat, but there were a couple of sheer spots I discovered later.

Here’s my franken in one coat by itself and with some Seche Vite to make it shiny:

Then I just used a fine nail art brush and black acrylic paint to add a slightly simplified design base on my new background and added more Seche Vite. I’m finding it difficult to see if the black is fully opaque until I apply top coat. :-(

Do me a favour and let me know if you ever come across an issue with this (or any) layout/design, will ya?


Alice @ NailsbyAlice said...

I really like your new layout! I must restyle my blog too!

Unknown said...

Thank you, Alice!

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