Shimmer French Manicure | Soak Off Gel Polish | OMD2 Theme: Shimmer
Yay! What I thought to be a daunting nail art was a success! How do you like my gelpolish french manicure? Initially, I was really overwhelmed by this nail art design. If you happen to read my French Mani post before this, I mentioned that I dreaded the time and skills involved in doing this. But for the love of my friends, I was able to conquer that fear (uhmm) and do the french for several of my friends. Now I took the chance to do it to my own fingers. I even managed to add some shimmer and glitter. What do you think?
Please continue reading to see the step-by-step photos... Thanks everyone and happy July!!!
First, here's two coats of "Stay True To The Art" Fingerpaints gel polish. I used an eye-liner brush to define the smile-line of the white tip then cured the polish after every coat. This is the part that took a long time as I wasn't used to this technique yet. I found that the gel polish is a bit more fluidy (he he, I mean it's not as thick as regular polish) so it was a bit more tricky to work with. With practice I think, the process will eventually be faster.
Then, to spice it up a bit, I applied glitter on the smile line using a thin, long brush.
Next, I applied "Impressionist Pink" on the entire nail. This is a shimmer, pink tinted gel polish. I used a brush to absorb some of the polish that went over the glitter to make them more pronounced. Finally, I added the top coat...
And here's the finished design ;)
Of course, we should add in the spotlight the polishes that I used, right?
If you would like more information about this gel polish kit, please see my previous post.
Fingerpaints LED Lamp and Gel Polishes
And here's the link to the pretty french manis I did for my friends...
French Manicure Using Gel Polish
I am also entering this in CraftyNails.com July Nail Art Challenge Day 8: Shimmer
July 2014 Nail Art Challenge
I hope you enjoyed this mani post today my lovely friends! Have a great first of July and a great month ahead of you!!! Stay safe, take care!