Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holiday Party Nails

Who knew I'd still be digging around for reinforcements?! You know, the little adhesive ring hole thingys that were oh-so-useful in keeping all your papers IN your binder. Well, I have found a better use for reinforcements...crescent manicures! This was my first time using the sticky things and I've definitely come up with a few pointers to make this less tedious. All in all, love the look and threw in the statement sparkly ring finger to give the manicure something special.

1. Put a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat after putting on your base color and WAIT at least 15 minutes before putting on the sticker.
2. Cut one side of the reinforcement before putting it on your nail. It makes the sticker less rigid and allows you to get the sticker down flush with the corners of your nail bed. This made the line super sharp.
3. Get rid of some of the tacky-ness of the sticker by sticking it to your palm a 3-4 times. If you don't do this, it will end up ripping up your base color when taking the sticker off.
4. Do one nail at a time. As soon as you paint your dark color, remove the reinforcement.

Good luck!

Sally Hansen - Guilty Pleasure, OPI - Black Cherry Chutney, OPI by Sephora - Only Gold For Me

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