Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Copper arrow manicure idea

Here's how my nails look this week. It's pretty easy to do. I painted the minty teal colour first, then, when it was totally dry, I took two pieces of scotch tape and created an arrow template. Stick 'em on the nail, paint the copper over top, wait a few seconds and remove the tape. Complete with a clear top coat.

- wait until the base colour is definitely dry. Even if it's a little tacky, the tape will pull it off.
- put the tape on the back of your hand first to remove some of the stickiness

The polishes used from left to right:
Top Shop's "Treasure" (which Stuart was lovely enough to bring back for me from his jaunt to England in April!)
Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri in "Mint Sprint" (I must say, the formulation of this is fantastic. One coat for complete opacity and it lasts a good while too.)
Nubar's "Diamont Seal & Shine Quick Dry Top Coat" (dries quick, which I love, and does a good job protecting from chips)