Can I tell y’all how proud of this self mani I am!?
I will also share that it took freaking forever. 2 start overs and a whole movie later I was finally done. That doesn’t include the drying time either. Which was another whole movie.
But after I watched Transformers and The Beyonce Live Experience I completed my first self mani with designs!
In the beginning I had planned on using a hot pink from Urban Outfitters. I like how thick that polish is but it smudges way too easy. Especially when you think it’s dry. So .. Insert polish change.
I google some inspiration and found the Louboutin manicure. My nails aren’t that long so I remixed it a bit. I dug in my crates for 2 old polishes from Essie. Both are exclusive colors from my visits during Fashion Week.
1. Apply base coat.
2. Paint your base color with 2 coats & allow to dry completely. (mine was the First Dance from Essie)
3. Use a black nail art pen to paint a curved line.
4. Fill in the space with your second color. (mine was the Platinum Black from Essie)
5. Allow to completely dry and then apply a top coat.
My next try will probably be easier. I hope. I think I will bring that black down a lot more. For me self mani’s are my me time. I zone completely out. No thoughts about what to blog about, how I’m gonna pay this or that bill, what happy hour to crash — I only focus on how to stay in the lines, lol. Anyone else feel that way?
Anyways … tell me what’s your #POTW. Any good DIY’s I should try. Feel free to post your self mani’s on my Facebook page wall! XOXO