Wednesday, January 18, 2012

NOTD: Purple chevrons

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I hope you enjoy reading & looking!  Today I have a purple chevron nail design.  I had a few problems getting the stamps to transfer cleanly, but for the most part these look much better in person than they do in a close-up photo.


Unfortunately, even though I only painted them Monday night, I already had to take them off this morning!  You can see I have a chip in the middle of my ring finger, the result of a tear in the nail.  In addition, the polish on the other fingers started chipping off pretty badly last night.  So, time to take off the polish and do a good file-down.


What was the culprit for the speedy chipping?  I think it might have been my main color, Wet n Wild Eggplant Frost.  I used two coats (I think?) for reasonable coverage, but my bottle is probably from the late '90s, so the formula is a bit off now.  I stamped with a little ULTA mini in a metallic purple, and the chevron pattern from Bundle Monster image plate BM201.  I'll have to use the design again soon, I really love how it turned out.

5 comments:

  1. So pretty! Love the design. And my nails always look better in person than they do in pictures. Pictures are so unforgiving.

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    1. Thanks! Pictures definitely can be harsh. I think there are some designs I like better in photos than in person, though, because from a normal distance you can't see the details.

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  2. Stunning! ^-^ love the combination of those colours! :3 Is that topcoat any good? I'm looking for a new one because Seche Vite chips way too quickly.

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    1. Thanks! I actually think the NYC topcoat is pretty decent. I know that Sammy over at The Nailasaurus uses it pretty exclusively, and it's only a couple dollars, so it's hard to beat that!
      It doesn't dry quite as quickly as Seche Vite, but once it does, it's pretty solid.

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    2. hm, might pick it up next time. thank you :).

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