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Sweet Talkin' Sugar Coated Candy Nails

Happy New Year!!!

Hope you all had a wondrous Christmas and an excellent new years eve! I've been travelling all over the place to see family so haven't been around at all or managed to properly chill out. Also I STILL don't have a battery for my laptop (the perils of buying from Hong Kong- delivery time sucks!) so I'm afraid you'll have to put up with my crappy quality pictures from my phone for a bit longer!

I think I have FINALLY mastered the sellotape mani.....! I only botched two nails, as opposed to every single one like I did last time. Result!

I used Color Club Paris White (nightmare application, I seem to have that with most whites. Two coats and then touch ups for the bald spots) and then Seche Vite to make it dry quicker. I've found that waiting for a few hours before sellotaping works SO much better.

I cut tiny strips of sellotape for the stripes and used my current favourite polish, China Glaze Ruby Pumps for the candy bits. This polish is so so so amazing- one coat so it was perfect for this, and it's so sparkly!

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blurred to see the sparklies
I kept this on for four days, all over Christmas, and I think it's my most commented on mani to date! Shop assistants were loving it, definitely an eye catcher. The only negative comment I have it that when I used Seche over as a topcoat, it dragged the red. I even waited for two hours so it would all dry properly and NOT drag, but there's tiny veins over the white that are probably imperceptable to anyone but OCD me! You can see in the above picture that my index finger is smeared, and also a has a different slant to the stripes compared to the rest of the nails...that came straight off and was re-done *twitch*



right hand
And now it's all over and there are no more Christmas nails :( I do have two more awesome ones to share though....unfortunately the pictures are on the laptop of DOOM so I might have to commit a blogging faux pax and post them way after Christmas! Don't judge me!
Laterz,
Alice
xXx

4 comments:

  1. This looks lovely!! LOL @ your twitch. I totally understand. Hope you get your battery soon.

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