domingo, 27 de enero de 2013

Birthday Manicure. Sky's the Limit + microbeads.

Aloha ladies,

I hope your weekend has been just what you expected it to be :) I am a little late showing you my birthday manicure, but I am really not a fan of getting older wiser and all that. Nevertheless, I turned 24 on the 19th of January, and I intended to at least wear something special on my nails. That's what I came up with:
This is one coat of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue + one coat of NOPI Sky's the Limit (sheer as hell) and some easy nail art done with gold microbeads I purchased off eBay. The look is fierce, and I liked it quite a lot. It has a turn off though, IMHO: each bead is in relief and thus the final effect is not at all soft to the touch. Applying hand cream becomes a sort of nightmare, trust me. I also lost some beads putting my hands in my pockets but overall they behaved suprisingly well, considering I had only put one coat of INM Out the Door. 

What annoyed me the most was that the beads stained. You can notice it in the last picture, the gold has melted on the blue a little, so I had to go over it again with Sky's the Limit. It's not a major problem, but if you're a bit of a perfectionnist you won't be able to stop staring at it; can't unsee! I have purchased ten different colors, so I am hoping this only happens with the gold beads. I'll keep you posted about that. 
But of course, if you spend some long minutes aligning the beads to form a number, neglecting the fact that you're getting blind due to focusing on such tiny things, and you just mess it up with a coat of top coat... You hopelessly unleash the beast, like so:
Or am I alone in overreacting like that? 

Let me know!

M.

21 comentarios:

  1. HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART!!! omg, I knew your bday is in january but I thought it's yet to come xD Hope you had a good one!
    I totally have the same problem with the gold mircobeads! :( and it annoys me too, so don't worry, you're not the only one! Still a great mani. Aaahh I'm turning 24 this year too O_o

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    1. Hey! And how did you know I was born in January? ;) I had a good and cozy one ^^ My friends spoiled me!
      Ahhh then it's not due to INM but to the beads themselves... what a nasty thing!
      Well, you know, people tell me 24 is not that bad so... Better be old and smiling :p

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  2. Happy belated birthday! Cute nails. Loving the microbeads. I don't have enough patience to do something like that.

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    1. Thank you! ^^ It was actually super easy to do! :)

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  3. Happy belated birthday!! Hope you had a wonderful day! :D
    Wow, awesome mani! I love how you made "24" with the beads. What a bummer that they stained though. I never would have though that.
    Haha... nothing wrong with getting older and wiser. I'm turning the big 30 this year. I'm going to be so wise once that happens! ;-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you, Yun :) I wouldn't have thought so either :'( I bought them for nail art especially so if they all stain they will be worthless!
      Ohhh big 30! Changing the first number is always a big event! I hope it will make you feel good!

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  4. Happy belated birthday!! That was a gorgeous manicure! :)

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  5. A happy belated birthday - the mani is so lovely - well done!

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  6. Hahahahahaha!!! Yes mam!! You are no way alone!
    Oh, you meant about the beads? I mean in general! LOL
    I love your mani very much! But I see what you're talking about in the last picture around the number... I guess it will annoy me terribly too :-(
    But I do need to give this mani a try soon! It is so much fun!
    And while we're at it - Happy Happy (belated) Birthday!!! May it be the best you ever had and the worst among those to come ;-)
    (and mouth shut on the age thing!)

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    1. ^^ haha, thank Jinny Jin! You should try those beads, they truly give the manicure a different look! But yeah... they can be pretty annoying! :'( Let me know what you think!

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  7. THAT. IS. AWESOME! Happy birthday to you!!

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Well, yes you did a magnificent job with those tiny beads! I would not have the patience and you did all fingers, wow! The colors you picked are very festive.

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    1. Thank Jenni! ^^ Yes, I wanted festive colors and after all blue is my fave of all... So I indulged myself! You should try this, it's actually easier than it looks! well, I don't know it you'll wear that every day, but maybe on a special event?

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  9. Te quedo súper lindo tu mani de cumpleaños!!! Felicidades atrasadas espero que te la hayas pasado genial! Un abrazo! :)

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    1. Gracias! :D Lo pasé muy bien ^^ Así hasta da gusto cumplir años :p

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  10. Felicidades atrasadas!!
    te quedó precioso, le echaste top coat por encima?
    un beso
    nailistas

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    1. Gracias, chicas! Quedó así en relieve aun con una capa de top coat, y el relieve era realmente tanto que habría necesitado muchas más y probablemente habría hecho burbujas... Así que lo dejé tal cual. Las bolitas casi no se cayeron, y al final tampoco habría pasado nada porque la manicura duró un día ;)

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  11. Great mani for a special occasion!

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