Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Arsty Wednesday - Rainbow Nails

 The theme for Artsy Wednesday this week is Rainbow nails!

We had to miss last Wednesday, I was really busy after the move but I am back on track this week. 

Colours used:
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Speedy Sunburst
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Snappy Sorbet
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Lightening
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Lickety-Split Lime
Ulta3 - Blue Heaven
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Lively Lilac
Ulta3 - Lily White

I started with a base of Ulta3 - Blue Heaven, then with a thin nail art brush I painted the rainbow lines across all 4 nails starting at the base and working my way to the tip. You will need to clean the brush after each colour so they don't mix. I used pure acetone and wiped it off on paper towel. 
I sponged on Ulta3 - Lily White on my index and pinky nails for the clouds. I was surprised at how opaque Lily White is. 
I used Poshe top coat. Make sure you wait for the polish to dry, I was a little to impatient on my index finger and had to touch up the rainbow. I probably should have used a different shade of blue so it stood out more against the background. 

I had to use my stub hand because there was no way my left hand could have drawn this. I think I'll have to use my stub hand for most Artsy Wednesdays so you'll be able to see my growth progress. This picture is 1 week after I broke my nail.

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    1. Thanks :) Going to check out your post now!

  2. This is awesome! I love the panoramic design, and I agree, the clouds are lovely :)

    1. I had this design in my head for a while. This week's Artsy Wednesday was a good excuse to do it :D

  3. My nails break a lot, at least twice a week. I'm not sure what to use anymore to keep them from breaking?

    1. I noticed for me that my nails are much stronger when I wear nail polish with a good top coat like Seche or Poshe. Also my nails tend to break if my nail polish is chipped, they will break where the chip is so I always repaint my nails if I get a chip. I also take Hair, Skin and Nails vitamins so this may also help to keep my nails strong. Hope this helps. :)

  4. This is so cool! Love it! How do you like the Poshe top coat? I was using it for a while before, but then stopped...

    1. I've been switching between Poshe and Seche for the last few months. My Seche Vite ran out first so I must have favoured that one. I think they both work well. I've heard that Seche is better over stamping as it wont smear the design. If you are careful with Poshe it doesn't smear either. I didn't really notice any difference with wear time. I'm about to buy one of those refill bottles of either Poshe or Seche but I can't decide which one. I can get more for my money with Poshe so that might be the deciding factor.
      What have you been using instead of Poshe?


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