Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NOTD - Friend's Nails - Rosary Art

**The products in this post were both purchased by me and sent to me by the manufacturer. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

Yesterday, a friend showed me this picture (below) and asked if I thought it was a stamp or art. She really wanted to be able to try it on herself. I'm not great at nail art, nor do I pretend to be. I am trying to improve though. I really wasn't fully sure if it was a stamp or not, but I told her to come over the following day and we'd give it a try. Plus, I hadn't talked to her in a while so it would be nice to have coffee and chat anyways. 

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Together we decided to use the picture as inspiration and not try to duplicate it. We wanted to use some of the little pearls I recently reviewed as a couple of the beads. We decided to use the rosary as an accent nail and opted to do a different color on the rest of the nails.

This is what we decided on using.

Left to right: Cult Nails - Nevermore, Rimmel London - Stiletto Red and Cult Nails - Tempest.

First I stared with Cult Nails Get It On base coat on all nails. Once dry, I did 2 coats of Cult Nails - Nevermore on both ring fingers. While that dried I did two coats of Rimmel London - Stiletto Red on the other 8 nails. Once all that was dry, I put a little dab of Cult Nails - Tempest on a paper plate and used a dotting tool to make all the beads but 3 on each accent nail. I left a spot open for me to add the pearls later. After the dots were done, I used 2 different brushes to make the crosses. They didn't end up as straight or perfect as I would have liked, but they didn't turn out badly at all. We waited a good 15 minutes before adding Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat so that it wouldn't drag, and it still did a little bit. Very disappointed, but it didn't drag badly. Lastly, I added the pearls to the empty spots.

My friend, Tami, was very pleased with the final look of it. As was I! I asked if I could take a couple pics and use it as my blog post today and she agreed! This was my first time doing nail art on someone else. I was so nervous but ended up happy with it! Take a peek!

What do you think?!

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**The products in this post were both purchased by me and sent to me by the manufacturer. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

Happy Polishing!!

Becky   :o)


Anna (LUSH nails) said...

These are so original! Love them :) might give them a go myself

Naked Without Polish said...

I'm so glad you like them! Post pics on my FB or tag me on Instagram when you give them a try!! :o)

Lyme Ayde said...

Was SO much fun and I am totally pleased w/ the results. SO is my husband! :) Thanks so much, Becky. Your company was AWESOME as well!

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