Monday, January 14, 2013

31 Day Challenge - Day 13: Your Cheer Yourself Up Mani

     Nothing cheers me up quite like a french tip manicure.  I know it sounds odd, but there is just something so perfect and so pristine about a french tip.  I used to get my nails done all the time and for years I just wore acrylics with the white tips.  I did this in two parts.  I did the pink first, layered on a coat of Seche Vite, and then went to the movies with my dad.  I totally forgot that we had a father, daughter date yesterday!  Good thing he called to see what time we should go.  After I got home from the movies, I used paper reinforcements to create the tips and applied a layer of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat.  I couldn't be happier with the way these turned out.

Base coat: Pro FX Fiberized Ridge Filler
Base color: Audrey from Zoya - 3 coats
Tip color: Superstar! from Pure Ice - 1 coat
Top coats: Seche Vite and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

I would like to apologize for the cuts on my fingers.  :-( I cut my finger and fingernail while cutting an onion the other day. I have a tea bag patch on my middle finger that you can barely see.  When I wear darker colors you can't even tell, but under Audrey you can kinda tell.

What is your "cheer yourself up" mani?