Saturday, October 13, 2012

CNT Sat-ART-Day: The 50's

     Ok, so for most of you it is Sunday, but the great advantage of living on the West Coast of the United States is that we are way behind everyone else!  I still have four hours left to post this.  :-)  I am not going to lie, I am very pleased with how this turned out.  Are you getting curious?  Good!
     Today's mani comes from two things.  I brain stormed this mani this morning with the assistance of Google.  I did a search for 50's fashion and stumble upon Marilyn Monroe.  I'm sure most of you know she is from the 50's and I hate to admit that I had no idea.  I didn't even know she was an actress until I saw a video at my girlfriends house the other day, (that of course I can not find on YouTube for the life of me right now! (I had a very sheltered childhood. ))  In 1953 Marilyn played in Gentleman Prefer Blonds.  In this movie she preforms the song, "Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend" in a beautiful yet shocking (for the times) pink dress.  This is where the inspiration for the pink half moons came.
     I then remembered the first Robin Moses video I saw.  In this video Robin shows us how to do a beautiful Marilyn manicure.  When I saw this for the first time I thought there would never be a day that I would be able to do something like this.  Well, Robin's advice of practice, practice, practice paid off.  
     I am a little dissapointed with the bubbling that occured.  My top coat is basically gone and I tried to be a cheapskate and get the last little bit out.  I wish I would have just opened my new bottle.  Does anyone know why polish companies don't let the brushed extend further into the bottle?  I feel like it is such a waste of polish once you get half way through the bottle.

Base coat: Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Hardener
Pink: Lavendar Pearlescent from Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - 3 coats
White: White on the Spot from Milani - 1 coat
Marilyn: Black acrylic paint
Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

Well, what do you think?

If you want to check out some more 50's inspired manicures, check out these other blogs!