Saturday, October 26, 2013

Gel Manicures For Dummies: The Half Gel Manicure

Some times when  the mood strikes me I do nail art. I got this idea of a manicue off of pinterest. Click here to see the photo I'm talking about. It was fairly easy to create this manicure if you have the right tools.


Base Colors
  • I started off applying a gel base coat, and gel structure gel to help my nails stay strong, and prolong my manicure.
  • For middle finger and thumb China glaze For Audrey was applied as a base.
  • For my pinky I applied Sinful colors White out
  • For my ring and pointer finger I applied Finger Paint Easel Come, Easel Go, topped with Models Own Blizzard


For The Nail Art
  • On my middle finger I used born pretty store plate QA5 to stamp the anchor with Sinful Colors White Out
  • I used my second biggest dotting tool to dot SC White out on my thumb. 
  • I used my born pretty striping tape on my pinky and then painted over it with For Audrey by China Glaze



Once that was all dry, I waited about an hour and half to be sure it was done( I was paranoid and waited to preserve this perfect manicure) After I did the designs. I applied my Sally Hansen Gel top coat. Cured that, then I was done. 

This mani lasted me a week and a half before I took it off. The only reason I took it off was I chipped my left hand thumb nail pretty bad when I removed my pandora bracelet. I can't stand nail polish chips so I removed the polish shortly after that. 

I fully believe you can make a half gel manicure last just as long as a fully gel polish manicure if you do the steps. If your favorite polish doesn't come in a gel verison don't fret. Just use a gel base coat, and top coat and you can make it last. Don't forget to cure the gel coats!!!!!!!











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