Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Make Like a Tree

Whew. Day two of 14 hour work days is done. I've worked 28 hours in the last 2 days. That's a lot, in case you were wondering. :-D I learned a lot of great stuff today, and my trainer is awesome though, so I'm stoked.

Yesterday's glitter manicure was surprisingly easy to remove, I used the cotton ball/tin foil technique, and it softened it enough that it mostly came off in one thick sheet. Today's manicure utilizes one of the new American Apparel polishes, I bought the rest of the collection after work yesterday. (I had a Groupon for $50 worth of American Apparel for $25! :)) I totally dig this color, it reminds me of split pea soup, and is very nearly a one-coater!

I used American Apparel MacArthur Park as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the leaf lines. Topped it all off with a coat of Seche Vite top coat.



  1. Love this look. So elegant! I tried the thanksgiving manicure you did the other day with the Lotus colours but it came out a bit lop sided. LOL Btw what is the cotton ball/tinfoil technique?

  2. :) This is such a cute design. i love it. :)

  3. What is this magical cotton ball/tin foil technique you speak of??

  4. I love this so much. I don't know if you've ever seen Fern Gully, but there's this part when they're explaining the history of Fern Gully, and the leaves remind me of that part. You did an awesome job!

    Also that's a crapload of hours to work...I work 28 hours in like...four weeks. Which is why I'm broke. n_n
    Anywho, make sure to get as much sleep as you can!

  5. I love the inverted colors on the middle nail. Super cute!

  6. Hi ! I'm your BIG FAN of Brazil , and I LOVE what you do with your nails. I created a blog too for my nails , but isn't too great like yours.( I really wanna know how do you do to make so much WONDERFUL 'paints' in your nail ! Tell me ! What's your secret ?

  7. I really, really like this! I have a bookmark folder named "To-Do Manis," and I swear half of them are yours. :)

  8. Yes, I want to hear more about the cotton ball/tin foil technique too please! ;)

  9. Ditto on the "what's this cotton ball/tin foil method?"


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