Kitchen Sink Saturday: hearts
I’ve joined in the Everything But The Kitchen Sink Saturday challenge once again, this time with a hearts manicure. Three of my nails have a base of OPI I Have A Herring Problem, which I was wearing yesterday; the other two have Nina Silver Slipper.
I started by adding the silver hearts to my ring finger. I just stuck them on over wet top coat. It was easy enough, but the top one moved and when I moved it back it had left a bit of a mark. The hearts are completely flat, so don’t lay flush to the nail at the sides, so I added two further top coats to seal them into the polish. This has covered well, and I can’t feel the hearts through the top coat, but it did bubble a little, so it’s not that neat. I like the idea of these heart sequins, but not so much in practice. They might be better if I glued them, so that they laid flatter on the nail.
I Have a Herring Problem didn’t show up brilliantly against the silver base, so I freehanded the two hearts on my middle finger using Chanel Blue Boy and a dotting tool.
Then I stamped some hearts using Barry M Foil Effects Silver on my index finger, and using China Glaze Up All Night on my thumb.
Finally, for my little finger, I painted some Silver Slipper onto a thin plastic bag (the kind that a greetings card comes in) and when it was dry, cut it into a heart shape and stuck it to my nail using top coat. It’s a bit thick, but I couldn’t easily separate the polish from the bag, which was my original plan.
Details of all the polishes and stamping plates are below.
- Base: three coats of OPI I Have A Herring Problem; or one coat of Nina Silver Slipper on top of that
- Thumb: stamped using China Glaze Up All Night and Cheeky plate CH5
- Index: stamped using Barry M Foil Effects Silver and Bundle Monster plate BM-317
- Middle: freehanded hearts using a dotting tool and Chanel Blue Boy
- Ring: silver heart sequins
- Little: homemade decal
- Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip
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Me likey! <3
Thank you. Did you not do one this week?
I love your kitchen sink manicures, this is a really lovely one:)
Ah thanks. This challenge only ran once a week during January, so it’s over now. But I rather like the mix and match approach and will definitely use it in the future.
I did, but I was late posting due to work sucking up all my time the week before. lol It’s up now. <3
You may be a marketing consultant, but it seems you missed your true calling as a nail artist. You have a lot of talent and you create great designs.
Ah, thanks. Shame it doesn’t make quite the same money though!