Hello, my lovelies! Happy 4th of July! This Navy daughter salutes our troops and all who served so that I can enjoy my freedom. It also would have been my grandparents 75th wedding anniversary (they’re both deceased).
First off, I have to say I’m Not Happy with this mani. I seem to have trouble with the weaving and it’s just super sloppy. I followed Lucy’s Stash’s tutorial, but I botched it up 4 times. 4 times!!! This is the 4th round. I’m too tired to try again. In the pictures, she doesn’t show using tap, but either she does, or she just has a great steady hand. So, next time, I will use tape to make the lines nice and crisp. I really like this look and am determined to get it right, so expect to see more of this mani style in coming weeks.
For this I used Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby (my favorite go-to red and the first bottle I’ve ever had with noticeable dropping fill line), China Glaze Eyes Like Sapphires, and Milani Fast Dry White On The Spot. I ended up using a fine nail art brush for the blue, and touch ups on the white-the regular brushes were just too wide and thick. I didn’t bother cleaning up the cuticles too much (sorry about that!) because I’m just worn out. Some of them managed to get smeary too, because the layering is so thick on these. By the time I take it off either tomorrow or Friday, it should peel off nicely as one layer, lol! My right hand simply got red, white and blue dots. I didn’t have in it me to try a 5th time.