Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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Annoying stripes

Let me start by saying that this mani looked WAY better on the nail than it does in these photos, which show my very messy application.

On Saturday I ventured out for high tea at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra with my mum and my two sisters in law. High tea at the Hyatt, oh my, it is just amazing.  We all stuffed our faces (well at least I know I did) on amazing canapes and sweet creations, while sipping a fine cuppa.  

I put together this mani on Friday night to match my outfit.  I started with Sally Hansen Celeb City for the silver base.  I then used tape to mask off the line and the rest of the nail.  I then painted black in a black holo franken I had.  Finally I applied metallic silver foil stripes from a nail decals kit I had. Then many coats of SV top coat. This photo is indoors.

Here it is in the sun.  It was amazingly blingy, and really hard to capture because of the light flares.  Just check out the shine off the pinky.

So here is my top that I was trying to match my nails to.  I think it matched really well.  And like I already said, from a distance this looked way better than my zoomed in photos which are showing my rather ordinary technique with the tape!

Now to the title of the post, annoying stripes.  OK, this mani was so annoying I had to take it off on Sunday.  Those silver foil stripes looked great but where I had placed them with an end of the free edge of my nail was a terrible mistake. Lesson learned here!  

The tips just kept lifting and catching like a bit of broken nail - on every finger.  I can't convey how annoying it is to have every single nail snag on your clothes or your hair.  It didn't matter how much top coat I put on, or how well I filed the edge of the foil smooth, it just kept lifting. Next time I use these strips I will make sure both ends are against my skin edge to protect it from lifting.


  1. Very classy looking! The strips snagging on everything would drive me crazy too!

  2. So spohisticated. Love it

  3. el platino infaltable en la coleccion


  4. Looks fantastic!!! Sparkle galore!! :D

  5. Indeed, it's very sophisticated! :)

  6. I LOVE the look of this! It's so classy :)

    Also, I nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award: http://elementalstyles.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-wednesday-and-stylish-blogger.html


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