Hello and welcome! If you hadn’t noticed, I’m a bit behind on posting. So this week I’m finally sharing my Easter manicure.
The design this week was inspired by something I saw about a year ago. There was an Instagram post from @de_briz showing off some waterslide decals, and I immediately bought them, even though I didn’t immediately use them. So my Easter manicure was inspired by easy flower application more than the actual holiday.
What I Used:
- Base Coat: Glisten & Glow – Base Coat
- 1st Color: Illimite – Everything is Art
- 2nd Color: Twinkled T – Goals
- 3rd Color: Twinkled T – Glow Up
- Top Coat: Essie – Speed Setter Top Coat
- Fashion Nails AEROgraphy 9 water decals
- small cup of water
- Uber Chic Welcome Spring stamping plate
- silicone stamper & scraper
- lint roller sheet
- Twinkled T clean up brush, size #2
- acetone nail polish remover
I started with my usual base coat, and then two thick coats of illimite – Everything is Art. I love thermal polishes because they can make any design look more complex, but without all of the work. The only downfall is that it can be hard to see if you’re truly covering up the nail line if it starts to transition while you’re applying it. And that’s why I went with thick coats. I was never warm enough for it to matter though (my nails always kept the cold tips).
Then I got a small cup of warm water, cut out the flowers that I wanted on my nails, and stuck them on. I had to cut most of the stem because these decals are much larger than my nail. But I guess the actual flower is the eye catcher.
Then, to add in the Easter to my mani, I stamped “Happy Easter” in purple. But you couldn’t see it at all. It just looks like weird purple lines on top of a lighter purple. So I stamped it again, but in white. It’s still hard to see, but I knew if I tried another color to stamp it would turn in to a mess.
After applying top coat, the purple actually bled through the white making it much easier to see. I think I’m most pleased with the thermal polish. And everything else about this manicure was easy. So overall, I’d say it was pretty successful.
Hope everyone had a belated happy Easter!
I think the most surprising update from this week was that the decals didn’t lift or peel. Most of the time, stickers and decals end up lifting until I pick them off. But this week, there was no lifting, no real wear at the tips, and no picking. I did have fun experimenting with the thermal though. In the left photo you can see the transition from cold to warm. I held them to my car’s ac until they went fully purple: