I’ve got some pretty colored nails for you today! I used a mirror shine nail polish from AVON as my vibrant pink base color. Then I applied some pretty water slide decals that I got from my friend The Nailinator. This is my first time trying water slide decals. I thought they would be more fragile and sticky. But once I realized that I could grab them and move them around and re-place them several times without messing them up… then I got the hang of them quickly.
This small sheet of decals is labeled ‘Beautiful Finger’ brand and I think they will last me a while. After cutting several decals out of it, I barely made a dent. And aren’t they pretty? Rachael sent me these decals all the way from the Philippines. For anyone who’s interested, she recently posted an update on her blog after Typhoon Haiyan devastated areas near her. Click here to see her Philippine Flag Nail Art and to hear how you can help those in need.
I also wanted to post a swatch of my base color. Shown above is two coats of AVON Blaze. Blaze is a pretty magenta/pink foil from their Mirror Shine collection. It’s funny to see how AVON cycles through their products and brings them back every so often. Blaze was released maybe 6 months ago and I happen to have an old Mirror Shine from back in 2003. That’s right, I still have a bottle from 10 yrs ago! It’s silver, not pink. But still…. It’s funny to have two bottles side by side that are ten years apart. The old one still wears nice. The bottle shape and size is identical, only the label has changed in ten years. Just goes to show….AVON- I will still keep buying your products over and over again. 😀
Well, my weekend’s almost over. Get ready for monday morning y’all. Good luck!
15 thoughts on “Bright and pretty nails!”
Those geometric decals on shiny pink make this mani look very psychedelic… I love it! : )
Psychadelic is a good word…. i was trying to think of a good description and all i could think was duuhhh… pretty!
Love it!! 🙂
These are really cool looking! I’m glad to hear you’ve found water decals easy to use, I’ve ordered some off of ebay and I’m so worry about them – I have the image of them just crumpling into nothing or folding over onto themselves and stuff. (P.S is your ‘not so new anymore but still new’ nail shape not really hard to keep in shape?)
My pointies don’t get in the way as much and they are so easy to file!!!!!!! But every so often when I’m doing something dumb like leaning my hand against the couch…. the tip will fold and break right off. Then I hafta shorten them all … I haven’t been able to get them long this way. Normally I can grow my nails easily. But still, I just love my pointies so much!
Avon sounds like a good brand. I never have a bottle keep that a long time. Blaze is the color I looking for but I dont think it will available in Hong Kong. Thanks.
aww that’s too bad that it’s hard for you to find 😦
I love this. It is super fun, and I love how colorful it is!
Thanks! sad to say, my pink nail polish chipped in less than a day. i was crunching numbers on my calculator at work and I noticed that something fell on my desk. It was a chip of my pink nail polish! I’ve never had nail polish just fall off like that before!
first i thought it was tape mani 🙂 but these are lovely decals. How long they last?
Unfortunately, my pink polish chipped so I removed the mani… but I topcoated the decals so they felt like they’d last as long as my polish does….
I love the pink though and the decals really are cool
That’s hilarious! I have an original bottle of Mirror Shine polish too! It’s the silver one and it still wears nicer than half of my new polish! Love the nail shape!
Such a fun mani!!! I bet these got lots of compliments 🙂