Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pastel Houndstooth Mani

Sorry I've been MIA ~ super duper busy like a beaver planning a surprise birthday party for the babe's 30th! It was a great success and he truly was surprised. It's so nerve racking to trust everyone to not say anything.
On to the nails, yay for pastels! For this pre-Easter mani I did a BC and three coats of Sally Hansen's Loyal Lavender. I then stamped the houndstooth image from plate m63 with Icing's Mint 2 Be. This is one of my favorite greens and went nicely with the purple. On my index finger I decided to try some of the water decal nail art sent to me for review by Born Pretty Store. 


My last attempt with water decals ~ not so hot. I painted two coats of Mint 2 Be on my accent fingers, let dry, then followed the directions from the water decals exactly. I blow dried them when I hadn't before and they worked so well! They were nice and flat and I couldn't feel the edges. I wore this mani for four days and had no problems. I was very impressed with how well they adhered to my nail, and how long they stayed. I topped the entire mani off with a coat of Essie Matte About You. My first matte mani


*Disclaimer, I will review all products honestly! I was not paid for this review, just sent various items. 

10 comments :

  1. Very cute mani! Love the springy pastel colors! Glad to hear the surprise party went well! Happy birthday to him!

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  2. Soft and girly colors!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  3. Oh, good luck on the surprise birthday party. Those ARE so nerve wracking. I won't tell, lol. I love your mani - so soft and pretty.

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  4. Thanks Peach, it was the big 30!

    Thank you peripatetic, Marie & Paulina~

    Lacquer ~ For the most part it was good, a hell of a lot of work ;). Thanks for keeping quiet, and the compliment!

    Appreciate it Natalie~

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  5. Houndstooth manis are for some reason my favorites right now.But since I don't have the plate, I just watch them in other people's manis.I love how soft and girly it came out to be! :D

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  6. I've always liked the pattern too Ria, Thanks so much~

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  7. I love the subtle colors!^^
    By the way, I tag you
    http://liiyueh.blogspot.com/2011/04/tag-10-things-i-love.html

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