Saturday, February 16, 2013

Day Five of 31 Challenge

Hello my reader!  I've decided to toss my dubious nail art talents out there and join The Crumpet in her next awesome Laid Back 31 DC.  I love following these challenges because it shows me a lot of wonderful art, introduces me to a ton of great blogs and gives me inspiration to perfect my manicures.

I love purple.  It's one of my favorite colors.  However I had a really hard time coming up with something to do.  I surfed the internet for a while looking for something to really jazz me.  So I polished, removed, re did and just wasn't happy with anything.

So I went to find a different tool and saw MICROBEADS!!  I had picked them up a few weeks ago and forgotten I had them.  AND there was purple!!  SCORE!  So I finally got to do a caviar manicure!!  It's surprisingly easy.  And it's an interesting look!

For my ring finger I put on one of the OPI's liquid sand "Can't Let Go".  You know to change it up a little bit.  I love the liquid sand polishes.  You can find swatches of them everywhere.   The micro beads is the Michael's brand, the color is Heather.  I tapped them gently into Julep's Alfre.

Basically what I did was paint a thin coat of Alfre.  Then I gave it a little while to dry.  Then I applied a thick layer of the polish.  While it was still wet I pressed a slightly damp finger into a bowl of the micro beads and lightly pressed them into my nail.  To get a thick compact of beads, I picked up more beads and tapped them against the wet nail.  Then I went over it with a top coat.  To give it some extra glue. 

It looks very cool!!  I would love to go out with this look. I think when I go to Vegas I might go out with these one night. 

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.  I'm looking forward to see what the others do for the 31 day challenge.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! I was surprised how easy it was to do. I loved the look of it.

  2. Looks great! I have beads but find them intimidating. Since I can't do my nails for awhile I am going to live vicariously through your nail posts ;)

    1. Thank you Hun! They were surprisingly easy to do. Wet nail polish and press the beads into it. Easy peasy.

      I'll do my best to keep you entertained.