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!