Thursday, November 1, 2012

NOTW #3 November Rainbow Challenge

Hello Dahlings!

I know I said I'd be wearing the Halloween-esque nail design for a few days, but I couldn't do it. The more I looked at it, the more I wanted it off my nails. So onward to my self imposed November Rainbow Challenge. 1st up: Dark Reds.

I started this mani on Tuesday night & finished up tonight. The line up: Orly Crawfords Wine, Sally Hansen Quick Brick & Glossy. All 3 are shimmers. The hex shaped sponge is from the Essence Nail Art Kit that also had the really thin striper brush I used to make mummy bandages. The 3/4" x 1/4" size is perfect for doing gradients on long nails. This is the 5th time I've used it & I plan on trimming off the painted edges for another go around or two.

Two coats of Crawfords Wine. A great color to wear with a lil black dress! It was a lil persnickety to get off my skin, but some hot water, soap & a nail brush after I did the gradient & let it all cure did the trick.

I really like how this turned out!!! Nice blending, deep rich colors...YUM! As it was getting rather late, I added a coat of Seche Vite, waited for it to fully cure then scrubbed my cuticles. Add apricot cuticle oil & I was off to bed. Looking at this eye candy all day was distracting! LOL

I was going to use China Glaze Stone Cold to stamp with, but it was drying too fast. So I grabbed Orly Steel Your Heart. It worked better than the CG but I had to do some touch ups with a short striper where some of the lines didn't transfer. I used Cheeky XL plate B.

As I was getting ready to take a photo of my finished nails, Frau Meyer decided I needed to stop what I was doing & pet the cat. So I multi-tasked! LOL Yep! I got cat hair stuck all over my fingers from the cuticle oil. Oh well, at least my nails turned out mostly how I'd hoped.

~ Inky


  1. These came out beautiful!!! Your gradient is perfection! I always have trouble with stamping but your skillz are awesome! :) So pretty!

    1. Thanks, Kristine! Practice & a small paint brush to fix boo boos is all one needs. LOL


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