Friday, March 9, 2012

Daisy mani and first time with acrylic painting

Wow, seriously what a LONG week.  To bad I have to work tomorrow as well.  We have been so busy and I am so exhausted.  I don't want to do anything right now, but I really wanted to get this post up because I am in love with this mani.  I bought this Sally Hanson orange color a few months ago to do a giraffe mani and never got around to it.  I really thought that I wouldn't be using it for any thing else but I should know by now to never say never.

In this post last week I discussed my sickening love for Robin Moses and how you can find her beautiful tutorials and works of art.  I was watching her tutorial for a beautiful spring wedding mani and thought, I need to try this.  I have the perfect color for it.  I hadn't played around with acrylic paints yet for my mani's so I scrounged up my tip money from the day and went to JoAnns to buy a brush and some paints.  I spent eight dollars and got five brushes and 24 little things of acrylic to play with.  This will keep me busy for a long long long time and I couldn't be happier.

I first applied my O.P.I. Nail Envy as the base.  Then applied three coats of Sally Hanson's Xtreme Wear in Sun Kissed on all fingers except my ring fingers.  On my ring fingers I applied two coats of N.Y.C's  105A.  (A silver glitter).  Three coats is more than I like to apply when it comes to a polish but it was really streaky after two coats so I had to take one for the team.

After those layers dried I applied on layer of the glitter to the fingers with the orange and then went to town following the tutorial.  No point in me explaining step by step when Robin can do it way better in her video. :)  So here is the finished product!

Not to shabby for a first time attempt at this, right?  Have you guys experienced the love for Robin Moses yet?  If not, jump on it.  You will not be let down!

I also really enjoyed playing with acrylics for the first time.  I can't wait to keep trying them out.  What are your thoughts on acrylic?