Hi everyone! Happy Friday and happy Halloween to those that celebrate! I’m working this weekend, so it isn’t much of a Friday for me, but I’m sure it will be over in no time and then I’ll have two weekends off again. Yay! Before I show you my nails of the day, I apologize in advance for any crap photos. I struggled my bum off to photograph these. I’m not sure if I was just having an off day or what. The bottle shape was so awkward to hold and when photographing the holo in the sun I could not see my screen at all, so it just sucked overall. Let me show you what I did for my last Pink October mani.
I started off with my usual Tip Top base coat to protect my natural nails. I painted two coats of Ice Box Las Vegas Lights (gift) on all my nails except my middle fingers. Las Vegas Lights is an awesome pink linear holographic polish. The formula on the Ice Box holographic polishes is outstanding. The full size bottles also come with a very wide brush (even wider than the essence brushes), so you can cover almost any nail with two strokes, you just need to be careful not to leave too much polish on the brush. On my middle nail I painted a silver polish (a mini L.A. Girl silver with no name) and then two coats of Rimmel Shooting Star. Shooting Star is a silver textured polish with small silver hex glitters in a silver base. The formula was easy to work with and it dried well. The texture isn’t very rough to the touch, but you can definitely see it. Once my nails were dry I place a butterfly decal from luckystarstyle on my ring nail. These decals apply quite differently to the Born Pretty Store decals I showed you here. You adhere these exactly like those temporary tattoos you get for children. You remove the protective plastic from the decal, stick it on your dry polish and dampen the decal with a wet cloth. The backing will easily slide away once the decal is stuck to your nail. These decals have clear backgrounds, so they show up best over lighter polishes. You should cut out the decal as close to the design as possible so that there isn’t any excess. This one can’t be cleaned up with acetone after it is stuck down. Also, once you place it on your nail you can’t lift it again, so be sure to place it exactly where you want it the first time. I used a fan brush dipped into Born Pretty Store Holo #7 to brush over my thumb, index and pinkie nails. You cannot see the fan brushing at all, but it did scatter the holo somewhat and add a bit more silver to the holographic effect. Nobody else is going to know it is there though. I sealed everything but the texture with a coat of Seche Vite. The results:
I’m not sure if you can tell from the last pic that the holo is different on the pinky/index and the ring nail. I had something different on my middle nail before and really hated it. I wanted to take everything off. I realized that the middle nail was what was bugging me though and after changing it to the silver texture I am much happier with how this turned out. I absolutely adore this Ice Box holo and these pink butterflies look so cute on it!
What do you think of this mani? Be sure to let me know in the comments below 🙂 Thanks for reading!