St. Pattys Day

Another holiday, so naturally I need a manicure to match! 

I went for a simple look this time… Mainly because I have been so busy! This manicure is so easy. I prepped my nails like usual, then applied one coat of RCM structure and cured.  I then patted craft glitter at the tip of the nail and dragged it down with a blotting motion. I covered it with one coat of RCM brilliance top coat, cured, and then applied a bit more glitter at the tip. After applying a second layer of brilliance top coat, I was done!


My Nail Journey

Since I have started doing my nails, it has been a process. Every time I do them I learn something new. 

1. My poor little nails. You can definitely tell that I’m a nail biter. This manicure took me forever since it was my first time. The most important thing I learned from this manicure was you have to use thin layers, even if it takes you a few coats. If you use thick coats, you will easily be able to pick it off… Which I did.

This manicure was done with Red Carpet Manicure Black Strtch Limo and the loose glitter from the RCM glitz and glitter kit.

2. Second time around –

This is RCM On The Catwalk and charcoal craft glitter. I’m still trying to get the perfect technique for loose glitter.  I love this color combo though.

3. Third times a charm? –

I’m not gonna lie. I really wanted to like this color. Unfortunately this was not the case. This is RCM Fake Bake. On the bottle this color looked a perfect neutral, in reality, it’s got a weird yellowish tint that I do not love. This color was also very thin. This required three coats and still was a little sheer.

4. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Manicure

I needed the perfect manicure for a night out at the theater. For this manicure I used Gelazè White on White and four different colors of craft glitter. I patted the colors in different spots on my nail and blended to create a holographic effect. I will definitely be using this  technique again!

5. Last but not least –

I wore this polish the longest. I love love love this color. This is Gelazè For Audrey. I accented the index finger with chunky glitter from the RCM Glitz and Glitter kit. Chunky glitter is a bit of a pain to use. You have to make sure you have a good coat of top coat to ensure that the glitter isn’t rough. If it is, it will snag your hair and, if you are like me, you will pick it. A light filing also helps to smooth the rough edges.

That brings us to my most current manicure. There are still issues that’s need to fix. Because of the dry weather, my cuticles are hideous. An even though I don’t bite my nails as much, it seems like I constantly have to fight from putting my hands in my mouth.