Saturday, May 18, 2013

Raging Rock Stars

I created this manicure for a Will Hoge rock show Thursday night. I wanted something bright and fun, with a musical design. *Bonus pics from the show at the bottom!*



The base color is two coats of Sinful Shine - All The Rage. Over that, I put a sparse layer of the glitter pictured above, Icing - Radio Superstar. 


I was somewhat disappointed as I flipped through the book I keep my stamping plates in, I thought I had more music related stamp designs. It turns out all I have are a few piano-type stamps, and this wavy musical design. I love the way this one turned out though, despite not having many to choose from. I must get more music stamps!


The stars are very hard to get from this this bottle of glitter polish, which ended up working out for me. After I placed the stamps, I fished out the stars and individually placed them onto the nails around the stamps with a dotting tool. (There is one star peeking out from the stamping on my pointer nail, it was the only one that came out naturally when applying the glitter. I left it where it lay, and I think the music pattern on top is pretty cute.)


The star glitter has some sharp edges at the points, so I went over the design with a coat of Gelous gel top coat to help smooth it out. If you look close at my ring finger nail, it is slightly smudged...I learned that Gelous will do this to your stamps if you aren't super-super careful. I know that now :/ lol. Over that, I applied a nice coat of Seche Vite and it *almost* smoothed everything out completely. I still had a few star points poking up which I could have solved with another layer of Seche Vite, but it didn't bother me enough to add another coat.

Products Used:
One coat Beauty Secrets Moisturizing Base Coat
Two coats Sinful Shine All The Rage
One coat Icing Radio Superstar
Stamping Plate M22
Konad Black Special Stamping Polish
One coat Gelous Advanced Gel Top Coat
One coat Seche Vite Top Coat

*Bonus pics from the Will Hoge show!*










4 comments:

  1. OMG that is sooo cute! You did such a great job

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  2. great job! they look really pretty!

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  3. Loving this mani, you're so creative!!

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