This design was done with two coats of Gelish Don’t Break My Corazón from the Fall 2017 Matadora collection. This is a stunning red in person, and it is the type of red that goes with everything.
On the middle nails I taped off the inner section before applying the Don’t Break My Corazón. After the polish cured I removed the tape and glued on some 3D net embellishments from Born Pretty Store. This stuff is basically a lot of strings all laid in a random pattern and glue together. It comes to you in a small sheet, and you can cut a strip whatever size you need from it. It is a flat sheet of it, however, and only slightly flexible. And it is not self-adhesive, so I used nail glue to adhere it to the curves of my nail. It stayed on very well, and I had to soak it off with acetone when it was time for removal.
I’m not sure if this design is really my style, but the product worked well and I got a lot of questions and compliments on it!
This is Gelish Rocking My Stocking, of course, from the Wrapped In Glamour collection. I used a light gray from Apple Barrel Paints to hand paint the stripes and dots.
As usual, I loved this Gelish collection when I bought it, and love it even more now that I’ve experimented with the colors. Just a beautiful collection, and it holds up even past the holidays… I can totally see a client requesting this color for Valentine’s Day.
This color is Wish Upon a Starboard from Gelish’s A Very Nautical Girl collection, which was released in May. I did this set then didn’t get around to taking a photo of it for about a week and a half. But I wanted to show you how smooth and shiny it still is after over a week. The color held up so well that I would have left it on if it weren’t for the growth at the cuticle area. If you are in the market for a tomato red polish, I highly recommend trying to get your hands on this one!
The lines for the French-style nails were hand-drawn with Chain Reaction, from last fall’s Urban Cowgirl collection.
This is Gelish Firecracker, from the Red Matters Collection. I used Cashmere Kind of Gal and Fashion Week Chic from the House of Gelish Collection and Chain Reaction from the Urban Cowgirl Collection to hand paint the swirls and dots.
This is Gelish I’m So Hot from the Red Matters Collection, stamped with Born Pretty Plate BP-L002. I double stamped this design – first with black paint, then matched up the lines as much as possible to stamp in silver.
Here is Gelish’s latest release, called Lucky Lady, a lovely shade of red that reminds me of Coca-Cola red. It’s for their Happy New Year 2015 Collection, year of the goat by the Chinese calendar. In person you would see VNL; it’s a bit of a jelly polish. This is two coats.
Found this lovely pic while going through files from 2010. I have no idea what the nail polish color is, but I know it’s stamped nail art with some hand painted dots.