17 April 2013

Birthday Nails! Sprinkles & Balloons

Hiya everyone! Short and sweet post because today's my birthday! Couldn't let the day pass without a special manicure, of course. :)


Hooray! LOL. Lots of steps in this one, but nothing too complex...

Base is one coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On. It isn't quite opaque in one coat, but its very close, and was sufficient for what I knew I'd be putting on top of it :)

Next I added a layer of Milani #530 Gems, a rainbow-coloured glitter. (Said to be a dupe of Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday, so I had to use it!) At this point, it looked like this:

shiny :D

I then added a coat of OPI Don't Touch My Tutu, a super sheer white jelly that was just made for jelly sandwiches :D

Doesn't it look yummy?

Finally, I painted on the balloons with a dotting tool and some different polishes: OPI A Roll In The Hague (orange), China Glaze Starboard (green), Revlon #280 Bubbly (pink), and Orly Blue Collar (blue). Not pictured, because all the photos including it were rubbish, is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri #280 Rapid Red on the thumb.

Used black and white Stripe Rite striping polishes to add the outline and shiny details :)

The balloons covered up most of the 'sprinkles', but they still reminded me of these!

And now I'm off for more fun :) See you all next time for a new set of challenges I'll be taking on! xoxo


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