Pink with Petals

S&M 19 July 2015

On these nails:  2 coats of Look at You, Pink-achu! from the Hello Pretty! collection by Gelish  + BLE/M5 water decals from the Born Pretty Store.

The decals looked great when first applied, but did not last long at all. Within a couple hours they began to wear away from the tips of my nails, as you can see in the photo.  I had only used one coat of Top It Off, so perhaps I should have used two for better protection.  Next time I will keep the design closer to the cuticle and leave the tip open.  I had no trouble with wear issues near the cuticle.

Feather Nail Art

S&M-10-June-2014

On the feature nail the base color is Gelish Tassles, and on the other four nails of each hand it’s Want to Cuddle?.  The feathers are embedded in the Top It Off, 2 coats.  I got the feather from the Born Pretty Store.  After the feather was lying flat and cured, I added a little Am I Making you Gelish? at the base of the nails, and then added medium and small rhinestones.  The issue I had was (once again) the deep curve of my natural nail preventing the 3D nail art from lying flat. I had  to pull the feather pretty far forward on the nail, leaving a gap at the lunula area, which I decided would be best filled in with sparkly things!!

S&M-10-June-2014-B