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Saturday, September 17, 2011

7th Wedding Anniversary Nail Art

Ok, so I couldn't get to sleep the other night. Enter iPhone. I never thought I'd use my phone so much but that was before my husband got me this mini-computer. It's actually faster than my 4 year old macbook.

Anyway, I was looking up symbols/gifts/colors for the 7th wedding anniversary since mine is... today!

7th Wedding Anniversary Symbols

Traditional: Copper/Wool
Modern: Desk Sets
Flower: Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Gemstone: Onyx/Yellow Sapphire
/Golden Beryl

7th Anniversary Color:

Yellow or off white 

Well, I was stumped on what to do for a special nail art, but not for long. 

I decided on grey for the wool, and off white for the complementary color.

The other day, I bought some Milani (BOGO 1/2 off) at CVS.  One of the polishes is Charmed. It's a black glitter polish.
Milani Charmed, Confetti I<3 U, China Glaze Jitterbug

Charmed is a gorgeous black with silver glitter. I <3 U is a very pretty pearl, and Jitterbug is a striking silvery-grey.

I wasn't sure how elaborate I was going to get with the nail art and enhancements, plus I wanted a little more length on my nails than where my natural nails are right now.  So I reached for these:

I knew I wanted french tips and these are my favorite.

I used the lace from this sticker package.

The half pearls from this package.

 And white flowers from this.

I first lined up my nails and painted pearl slants with I <3 U. It took 3-5 coats to get to opacity. (I added 2 more coats after I had painted Jitterbug)
Without flash

with flash

2 coats of Jitterbug here. Then one coat of Charmed.

Once everything was dry, I added the flower and lace stickers along the I <3 U edge and pearls to the grey area on the thumbs and ring fingers. I went back later and put clear top coat over the entire nail.

I added a line of black with Kiss Nail Art paint to define the grey area better.

I was going for grey wool jackets over silk and lacey blouses.

I have to say, I haven't felt this good about my nails since before I went on vacation. I know my natural nails are growing and are mostly healthy. But I missed having them all the same length and shape.

I wanted to show you a close up of my thumbnail. I used 2 over sized nails for my thumbnails because I didn't want to waste them. I cut them down on the sides and across the cuticle edge with regular scissors and rounded the square sides on the tips. Cutting larger nails down worked better for my flatbed thumbnails with horizontal cuticles. The nails, because they were bigger, are less curved, and lie flat against my natural nail.

And here are closeups of each nail.

 The floral/lacey sticker is different on each nail on both hands, but identical to the finger's opposite.

We're going on the aerial tram today and eating lunch on top of the mountain. 
Something we did for our first wedding anniversary.


Nail Designs xox said...

Congrats on your 7th wedding anniversary!!

LOVE the nails! They are so cute!

thalie @ Glazed Talons said...

Congratulations,Kay on your 7th wedding anniversary! This is a really classy look!

Olivia C. said...

Aww! Congratulations on your 7th wedding anniversary! Your nails look especially gorgeous for the occasion! :)

Kay said...

Hey thanks everyone!

Sandra said...

Such a lovely many and happy anniversary! :)

Kay said...

Thanks Sandra!

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