Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pretty But Impractical Butterfly Nails

When you do your nails as often as I do, you get pretty good at spotting other lacqueristas.  A girl in the same building as me at work and I always compare nails whenever we see each other and she always has great nails.  Anyway, she got a bunch of nail art supplies in the mail, had extra and was kind enough to give me wheel full of little metal butterflies.  They're so pretty, I had to use them.  

Let me preface this with saying that this isn't even the tiniest bit practical.  I kept this on for about an hour because they were catching on everything.  However, if it were my birthday or a special occasion, I'd totes keep these on for longer.  I wanted a nice, girly base for the butterflies so I started with two coats of Orly Porcelain, still my favourite nude.  Then, using a tiny square piece of makeup sponge, I lightly applied a dusting of Sally Hansen Celeb City and Revlon Gold Coin.  After a coat of Seche Vite was completely dry, I used nail glue to apply the butterflies.  I tried embedding them in the polish like I do with my normal glitter but they're just a little bit too stiff for that.  I pretending I had the tiniest flock of butterflies land on my nails, like I'm a fairy...yessss.







The Verdict:  I think I'll do this again, for spring.  I have all these visions of flower stamps with just a single butterfly on there somewhere... Anyway, points they lose for impracticality they win back for being unique.  I really haven't seen anything like them before.  And they're sparkly.

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