Sunday, August 7, 2011

"For Audrey" Lattice Nail Art + Tutorial

I have so many pictures ready to go but I couldn't decide which to post first, but I did, obviously.  I've been accumulating photos all week but finally sat down to resize and pick and there was a bunch!  Hopefully I'll be able to update regularly this week and get them all out!  Anyways, for now here is a manicure I did with one of my favorites.
 

Lattice Manicure
Two coats of China Glaze "For Audrey" and
actually, the ring finger is just one coat!
Then I added Cover Girl Boundless Color "Pink Twinkle"
"Pink Twinkle" looks amazing in the bottle but its super difficult to photograph on the nail.  It has been cloudy lately too, by the time I get home.  It's a pretty flaky.

Then I used a black striper to make diagonal stripes.
And then I went the other direction.
Then I used a dotting tool to dot the intersections with white.
I really thought this was cute.  I didn't wear it though because I already had FA on for a day or two and was getting bored, plus there were some chips from work.  I've decided to try to and add some kind of nail art or something to my plain manicures before taking them off to spice up my blogposts.  Truthfully, I like undecorated nails on me.  They make my fingers look longer which is something I want.  The decorations and heavy art tend to stubbify my fingers and I'd like to avoid that.  Cute accents on one nail or something is really fun and I wear that out and about but something like this, I'm not too sure about yet.  When my nails grow back a bit longer, I'll see.

As far as "For Audrey" goes - incredible application, amazing formula.  I can't believe I actually achieved a one coat nail.  IT CAN BE DONE.  This reminds me of why I love China Glaze so much (=  Speaking of China Glaze... HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW COLLECTIONS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON? I can't wait!

3 comments:

  1. I attempted something similar without the dots, your lines are MUCH better~

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am dying to get my hands on For Audrey! Guess I'll be headed to Sally Beauty this weekend! All of your photos are beautiful and I want to try it all! :)

    ReplyDelete