15 minutes to Funky Fingers

Ok, here’s the scenario.  It’s late at night.  You are about to fall asleep but you are trying to catch up on the last few episodes of How I Met Your Mother.  Cuz if you don’t finish watching them then the damn internet will ruin the surprise finale ending for you.  But but but…your nail polish is chipping like mad! And if you don’t paint your nails tonight then all day tomorrow you will be picking at them and they’ll look like ars.  Shows to watch, nails to paint, but you have to get your beauty rest too!  Talk about first world problems!

Since I was so short on time, I came up with this easy 15 minute mani.  I did it during commercials!!  I didn’t quite make it to the finale ending either, so don’t ruin it for me!  I just need to stay away from web browsers for the rest of the day!

15 minute mani funky fingers venom

Here’s how I did this funky 15 minute mani!

  • I started with a base coat of Sally Hansen Maximum Growth.
  • Then I did two coats of my Funky Fingers purple duochrome called Venom.
  • Next I used a black striper polish to make three random brush strokes in the corner of my nails.
  • Then I used OPI’s Push and Shove with a striper brush to make three silver strokes over top of the black ones.
  • For some added bling I dabbed some clear polish and then stuck 4 glequins near the base of each of my brush stroke clusters.
  • Lastly, I finished with a healthy coat of seche vite topcoat.

It’s funny how a quick n dirty mani like this one comes out so cute even though I didn’t plan it out or spend much time on it.  And the seche vite dries so quickly you can do this right before bed and you won’t mess it up while you sleep.  Ah Seche, you’ve changed my life! And I’m never looking back.

So did anyone see the finale of How I met Your Mother?  Don’t ruin the surprise, but was it any good??

 

DIY Glequins… sorta!

I’ve seen so many cute nail designs online lately using glequins.  (A glequin is a big piece of glitter that’s kinda like a sequin.)  For some reason I haven’t purchased any yet!  I don’t have a lot of beauty supply stores near me so I’d hafta order them online.  Since that hasn’t happened yet- I decided to make my own!  You can too if you have a polish with kinda big glitter pieces in it!diy_glequins

All you do is simply dab some of your glitter polish onto your work surface (glossy paper works great for this technique).  No- I didn’t dab it on my kitteh’s face- this is a cut up piece of a kitty wall calendar (repurposed work surface post). Then grab a toothpick or dotting tool and fish out some of the big pieces of glitter.  It’s as easy as that!  Sure, you waste a few drops of polish… but now you have a bunch of glequins set aside for your cool nail art ideas!

Check out my glequin creation below!  For this design I painted my nails with 2 coats of China Glaze Westside Warrior which is a nice funky army green.  Then I painted two coats of glitter polish on top called Get Carried Away! by China Glaze (but I kept my ring finger plain in preparation of my glequins!)  Then I painted some clear polish on top of my green nail (to make a sticky surface) and I strategically placed my glequins on top using my dotting tool.  Quick, easy and fun!  get_carried_away_glequin

What a creative way to make good use of your glitter polishes!  Check out your glitter polish stash- you may have a bottle that would be perfect for DIY glequins!  (When Monkeys Fly by OPI comes to mind!)