Sunday, February 10, 2013

Flip Flop February-Day 10

Day ten!
And the choices are...Fishtail Braid and Half Moons.
I have done several Fishtail Braids, and I like the technique, but I always struggle with Half Moons.
So, since this is a CHALLENGE, I did the Half Moon manicure.

I put down a base of Zoya Avril, which is a wonderfully soft pink, and put on a coat of Seche Vite.
After letting that set for a bit, I used paper hole reinforcements to mask out the moons, but first I pressed them against the back of my hand, removing some of the tackiness.
This is where I always run into problems.
I am a bit of a perfectionist, and I have never been happy with the placement of the  reinforcements.
So this time, I experimented a bit, and bent/folded the reinforcements, and then used that fold to line up with the center of the nail.
Yay! It worked!
I then painted the distal ends of my nails with China Glaze Immortal, from Halloween 2012, a lovely medium grey with flashes of pink and purple.
Before it dried too much, I peeled up the reinforcements, leaving a nice line.
You know how some manicures make you feel special? Prettier than normal?
This one does that for me!
I just loved it!
I know that many people like a funkier color pairing, but this one really did it for me.

Jilltastic Nail Design has helped me feel really ladylike! Thanks!
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