What started as horrible art block ended up being quiet stylish in my opinion. I always love when this happens! Makes the struggle all the more worth it! :D
I have been doing some pretty cutesy, fruffy feeling stuff lately so I wanted to do something more Modern. So here is my take on a more edgy, half moon mani. I pulled this off with some simple scotch tape and a tube of bullion beads I had laying around.
I spent so long trying to come up with an elaborate design, but sometimes simple really is best. Although, I couldn't control my ostentatious ways complete. I just had to throw in those gold beads as little stud accents!
I used some new lacquers I picked up from Ulta for this look. The deep purple is Essies' - No More Film. And the teal cream is M.A.C's - Ocean Dip.
No More Film is a gorgeous purple color, even though it's erring a bit darker in the photos. In real life its a great violet color, specially in the sun!
Ocean Dip is also a nice teal; a great fit for summer! The color is not as saturated as most teals I've been seeing lately, but the muted nature of this polish really makes the Purple in No More Film come out.
I took a thicker top coat this time and then went in with a toothpick to apply the beads as studs. Once they were firmly place and pressed in, I went back with another topper just to be safe.
On my Third day of wear I still have most of my studs! Which was pretty impressive, since I was sure I would've lost more by now. But once a few more fall off I think I might just cheat and dot some gold polish back in with a toothpick. Its like the poor man effect!
Hope ya'll enjoyed!