Here’s my GREEN mani for Chalkboard Nails 31 Day Challenge! I painted my nails with two coats of Metallic Heels (gold) by Julie G and then hand-painted some green segments on the top and bottom of my nails.
The green theme for today was a great excuse to try my brand new mint polish from Five Below. It’s a nice light green color called Honeydew by Fresh Paint. I’ve been wanting a green like this forever. Many of my greens are darker or have a tinge of blue and look sorta aqua…. so I think this green is a perfect addition to my stash! Unfortunately, it’s not that great for nail art. I applied it with a detail brush and it seemed to have a chalky formula. It ended up looking goopy and brush-strokey. Live and learn! Next time I’ll use it as a base color instead of an accent color. I made sure to really slather on the seche vite to help smooth it out. 🙂 But still, it’s pretty and I like the effect of the gold strip shining in between the green. The two colors contrast and coordinate, all at the same time.
See some of the other green manis here:
Day 16 is dedicated to RUFFIAN or HALFMOON manicures. I went with a halfmoon today. I added some texture- I’m not tired of that trend yet! I LOVE every single one of my textured polishes. Well, on second thought- I wish my Godiva Pixie Dust wasn’t a three-coater, but I digress….
I’m wearing two coats of Orly Faint of Heart which is a grey cream. Then I used some nail guide stickers to tape off my nails. Then I applied two thin coats of Julie G Blueberry Fizz from their Frosted GumDrops collection. What a pretty textured polish- I just love the baby blue shade and glitter! I then added some rhinestone studs since those stickers made a weird chevron indent that was begging to be filled in with some pretties! I like how it came out- the final result kinda reminds me of Cinderella’s dress for some reason. 🙂
In related news- I broke a nail in my office today. Luckily it was on my ‘non-photographic’ hand. Should I just keep that one shorter than the rest until it grows out? I dunno- I’m still staring at it in disbelief! Boohooie! Unfortunately, no one in my life will care (oh wait, except for you Nancy 🙂 ). Can I count on you ladies for support and empathy????
Thanks in advance! xoxo
16. Ruffian/Half-Moon :
Tonite I tried out a new polish of mine by Julie G called My Private Palace. It has tons of gold and chartreuse iridescence! Then with a blink of the eye… she’ll turn sheer on you! Have you ever had a polish like that? One second you are gawking at it’s brilliance…. you move an inch… and then it looks totally different! I have mixed feelings about polishes like this. But regardless of the chameleon effect, My Private Palace is still very pretty and looks very ‘holiday’ to me. To make it even more festive I did a red glitter gradient with Fergie wet n wild -No Place Like Home. The end result really surprised me…
This mani is glowing! It’s so intense and fiery – I feel like freakin Katniss over here! I swear, it’s like my nails are on fire! I wasn’t able to fully capture it on camera… But then again, my Julie G base color shifts alot so I’m sure that had a lot to do with it. Check out this next pic in indirect light- you can really see how the shimmer winds down and more of the glitter particles begin to show. And look at that Fergie polish…it’s packed with some of teeniest glitter that I’ve ever seen!
Speaking of Fergie- I’m a huge fan of hers! Guess what my cat’s name is?
You guessed it! Meet my girl Fergie 🙂