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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Confetti Crimson Cutie

Late, really late last night, I decided to do my nails.

I started by removing the polish and Tasmanian Devil glitter I had on my nails. The glitter left a few pieces that came off easily when I used my nail. I scrubbed my hands with H20 Spa hand and cuticle scrub.

I applied Sally Hansen Continuous Growth to my nails. And watched a youtube video while it dried. (That's one of my problems. Impatient and won't let the layers dry thoroughly)

After the base coat (I'm trying to get my nails to grow. This is the second application of Continuous Growth) I applied a layer of essie ridge filler.
I absolutely love this stuff. My nails have gullies, and ridges.  This stuff fills in them in and makes a smooth base for the nail color.  Even the deep gully on my left thumb is less with essie ridge filler.
I started with two coats of Confetti Crimson Cutie, one of the polishes I picked up in Costa Mesa. It's red with a pink cast to it.
Well, I liked the results. However, when I went into my craft room to get my Barielle quick drying top coat, I saw Sinful Colors All About You, and thought, hey, maybe that would be nice on top. All About You is a gold glittery polish with some red flecks mixed in.
So I brushed it about 2/3rds down my nails.  The gold is a little lighter on my right hand because I thinned the brush out more.  I don't know. I think it's just enough blingy interest.

I can't just leave well enough alone. ;p


thalie @ Glazed Talons said...

I hadn't thought of using a nail scrub to remove glitter. That's probably the best idea I've heard of! I haven't worn any fake nails in over a month, and the other day, I was going to apply some but my cuticles were burning and I have no idea why. Anyway, I can see you are getting into fall mode and love these colors.

Kay said...

Oh my gosh, thalie! Was it the glue that burned your cuticles? What did you do to stop the burning?

The nail scrub I use also helps to remove dried glue residue. Other scrubs might do the same, but this is the only one I can vouch for.

I have held onto summer as long as I can but I do love the deeper colors of fall.

Thanks for stopping!

Olivia C. said...

Love that red! And it looks great with the gold glitter! Your nails are looking great, too! :)

Kay said...

Thanks Olivia! I'm working on 'em. :-)

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