Monday, June 4, 2012

An Orange V!

A few days ago I was wearing an orange tank top and olive green shorts. I thought the colors looked good together and wondered how to make them into a neat mani. I’ve always liked the “V” manis, but the last time I attempted on a few months ago, it was a disaster. Sloppy, uneven-I couldn’t even bear to take a pic of it. So this time, I thought it through a little better and was more careful with the tape, placing it carefully and removing it quickly. 

This is two coats of China Glaze Agro (from The Hunger Games collection), which, really, Agro is almost good enough to get by with one coat. The triangles are Essie Fear or Desire (3 coats) and topped with Seche Vite. While this attempt is definitely neater than my first, and it looks like how I envisioned (mostly), I don’t love it the way I thought I would. It’s lacking the ‘wow’ factor I thought it would have. I think it’s because the V doesn’t go low enough. I think next time it should extend down the entire nail, instead of the shorter version I have now.And maybe a creme for the green, to go with the orange.

Of course, about the time I finished one hand, I remembered I was going to try a water marble originally. Ah, well, maybe later this week. I’m so bummed over the season finale of Game of Thrones being last night, I may have to work on some Westeros-themed ideas. There’s no way I can freehand paint any of the house sigils…




  1. To be honest, I like the look better in the sunlight. It's cool looking but I'm not brave enough to do that look.

  2. I think I like it better in the sun too, Jen. I'm just not thrilled with it overall.

  3. Really, you don't like it? I think it's awesome!! How very colorful and creative!

  4. Thanks, Steph! I really can't seem to make up my mind about it. One minute I like it, the next I don't. Indecision, that lovely Libra trait!

  5. Cute, Mal! I like it, especially the green. Reminds me of my Rags to Riches.