Monday, February 1, 2010

Holo-French-V-Day Mani

It started as just another "swatch" day that turned in to a fabbo V-Day mani! In the beginning: SH Insta-Dry "Petal Pusher"
This color was just opaque enough, yet sheer enough to look like when I used to get my nails done at the salon. A little buff, a little pink....I used two coats, and really could have left this as is.

I decided to free-hand some french tips. I used Diamond Cosmetics "Chainmail Charm" - an incredible grey-brown holo.....

What I couldn't figure out was what color to use for accent gems. So, I put the holo in the sun to see what colors actually reflected and saw tons of purple-ish glow. I chose a little heart from the Cina Pro Kit, and the little teeny tiny dots (which took forever to place) were from that same kit. The usual suspect, Seche finished the look.

Here are some more looks: (can you tell I sorta' like this one?)

This mani took me about an hour to do ~ those little gems are super tough to pick up and place, but I had fun and it was quite you like it?

Shout out to Diamond Cosmetics - this holo is A-mazing!


  1. I need that holo! I love this mani! Great job!

  2. I love funky frenches! Cute decals!

    Thanks for posting the new link in your blogroll. :)

  3. I love those little dots!!!! I have to hunt them down now. :o)

  4. Thanks, Laura & Kirsten!!!

    @Laura, they come from CinaPro "Dazzle Decorations Kit" them on their website.

    @Kirsten, you are very welcome!

  5. What a great mani ! I love the heart you added and those little dots are so cute :-)

  6. Very nice!, like the little dots!;)