Back to another decade
I feel like doing manis where I don’t review the polishes I use. I will write what I think of them and state how the formula is and drying time and all that, but sometimes it’ll be more ‘for the record’, than a real review.
I’ve actually done this design before, but it’s been a while, and I had already decided that I wanted to do it again. It’s a retro mani – reminding me of old wall paper :)
I started out with two coats of NYC “Penn Station”. It’s a bright shimmery red. I used two coats for this mani, but if I ever should want to wear this polish on its own, I’d definitely go for three. Drying time is fantastic; it dries really fast.
Here’s the polish on its own:
It’s pretty, but I want glitter. I applied one coat of OPI DS Bold. It’s pinkish and silver glitter in a red jelly base, and it’s from autumn 2011.
Here’s that step:
Then I used two stripers from Claire’s: A black and a white. I made stripes alternately on each nail. I started on my middle fingers and worked my way out. I ended up with nails looking like this:
I used Essence “Ahoy!” from 50’s Girls reloaded collection, and Essence “Black is back”. They are just plain white and black crèmes. I dotted white polish on the white lines and black polish on the black lines. Easy peasy, Lemon squeezy. Here’s that step:
And then I dotted white dots onto the black, and black dots onto the white, and after a layer of Poshé top coat my mani was done:
It’s quite retro-ish, don’t you think?
Here is a pic of the stack of polishes I used. I could have used the two way nail art polishes to make dots with too, but I find it much easier to make it look neat with an ordinary dotting tool.
I can feel that I’m getting a bit better working with both hands, so that both sets of fingernails look equally good. In the beginning I was very shaky, and couldn’t quite place the dotting tool where I wanted to, but I could really feel today that it’s become much, much better! I guess practice is what it takes…
I think this is exceptionally cool! This is the type of mani I don’t want to take off again!! But hey – enough about me: What do you think of this?