Happy New Year! I am so thankful to have my computer returned to me in working condition. I really have missed everyone. I look forward to catching up with blog reading, answering comments and preparing to draw the winner for the Ladies Choice of Diamonds contest.
To celebrate the first day of 2010, I wanted to create a look that felt cosmic. I began with Hard Candy Mr. Wrong. The polish is made up of a galaxy of micro glitter particles. Gold, copper silver and gunmetal swirl together in a blue violet base. The funky french was created with the Konad sponge nail art kit and light gray Princess polish. Despite the name, the color is more Victorian lavender in hue. To complete the cosmos, I added holographic gold stars.
My cat Fortune makes use of my laptop. While not his usual sleeping arrangements, I have to admire his innate feline ability to fall asleep on anything that is important.
Mr. Wrong is a handsome polish. The only wrongful element is that to make a date, one would have to rendezvous at Wal-Mart. Such details aside, the color was opaque in two coats and practically effortless to apply. I love Mr. Wrong so much, the polish has been on my nails for three days. I decided to freshen the manicure with a third coat and add on a funky french.
I can't believe I have had the Konad sponge nail art kit since October and haven't yet experimented with it! This goes back to the idea that I need more hands. I had a great time using the sponge applicator to do the funky french. I found using a small amount of polish on the flower palette makes application easier. I only dipped the brush in once and dabbed it against the palette. Enough polish was placed for one and a half of my nails, though that amount would go further for most ladies. I had the best results when I first deposited polish in an arch at the very tip and then used the remaining polish to sponge downward. I love the contrast from the bold glitter in Mr. Wrong to the cream finish of the Princess polish.
The holographic stars and older formula CND Air Dry were in disagreement. The addition of topcoat partially diluted the gold. I have a entire nail art wheel of similar embellishments with various hearts and star shapes. I will try different topcoats and report back when I discover which one is the best at sealing the shapes and keeping them colorfast.
I hope you enjoyed the first post of 2010. There will be many more to come. Happy painting. ladies!