Awesome Sauce Friends

Hello strangers!  Let me start by apologizing for taking so long to post this.  I was sick the past week and work was a nightmare, so I decided to take some me-time.  But, of course, I couldn’t resist doing some nail art. 

I started off thinking I wanted something extremely simple.  I hadn’t been feeling good all week, and I just didn’t want to make an effort.  But when my roommate suggested just doing one “party nail”, I thought it was a perfect idea.  And I immediately knew which polish I would use as an accent.  My boyfriend got me Superchic Lacquer – Awesome Sauce just before Valentine’s Day, and he has been begging me to try it ever since.  So I started off with the thought “this won’t take long”, but after I got going, I just couldn’t stop at one fun nail.

What I Used:

  • Base Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Base Coat
  • 1st Color:  OPI – That’s What Friends are Thor
  • 2nd Color:  Superchic Lacquer – Awesome Sauce
  • 3rd Color:  Sally Hansen Color Therapy – Glow with the Flow
  • Top Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Top Coat
  • Bundle Monster Poli-Peel cuticle protector
  • Twinkled T ‘deep v’ nail vinyls
  • Bundle Monster double sided nail art brush and dotting tool
  • tiny plastic cup

I started with two coats of brown because I thought it would match my Superchic Lacquer polish perfectly.  And then, since I was going to use nail vinyls, I added some protective glossy top coat.  Unfortunately, I didn’t notice how spotty the coloring was until I was placing the vinyls.  So as I was trying to randomly place triangle pieces, I was also trying to make sure the bald spots were covered.  As for the Poli-Peel around my nails, I just didn’t feel like cleaning up later.  This is only my second time using it, and it feels much thinner than Simply Peel, but I still really like it.  Plus, Poli-Peel doesn’t smell as bad as Simply Peel.

Sadly, once I removed the vinyls and liquid latex, I noticed that you couldn’t even see the difference in polishes.  No matter what lighting I was under, it all just looked like one color.  So I came up with the idea to outline the triangle shapes.  Of course I didn’t realize that meant hand drawn lines until I was struggling through them.  I took a small brush with some gold, and made somewhat sloppy outlines.  And then I Just went back and forth between the brown OPI and holo Superchic Lacquer until I felt like the lines were even enough.

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It’s really hard to see the difference in polishes

At first I was disappointed by how subtle the holo was, but after a while, it really grew on me.  It turned out to be such a great work manicure.  And even though it wasn’t as easy as I had originally planned, it was exactly what I needed.  Am I one of the few people who relaxes by painting my nails?

I hope no one minds how much catching up I’ll be doing these next few days.  My next post will be soon!

Update:

Other than a mysterious chip on my ring finger, my nails only had minimal wear and tear.  I’m not sure what happened to my left ring finger nail; I just looked down one day and there it was.  And then, just before taking the final update photos, I couldn’t help but pick at my thumb nail.  But let’s be honest, was anyone expecting a perfectly kept manicure?  Anyways, I was still feeling lazy, so I didn’t even bother fixing them.

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