Monday, 2 June 2014

Mani Monday♥ Pastel Blue Sparkling Frenchies

Hey musers!!

I hope you're enjoying my regular blogging these days :) It's been SO LOONG since my last mani monday. What's on your nails atm? Instagram me @meejmuse and hashtag #HiMeejmuse so I can check out what you have on your nails for me to get some inspiration from you guys too, I will regram some of the best ones that I like! 

Anyway, here's what's been on my nails for the past few days now. Many of you have been asking what nail polishes they are, and since they are still on my nails (and chip-free after 5 days!), I thought I'd show you as a Mani Monday entry ^__^

I originally had these as simple frenchies, but thought I'd spice the look up and make it more pretty with some fine sparkly glitter polish. I actually really like this look. It's probably one of my fave manis I've done - it's perfectly my style, which is simple but classy, girly, cute and pretty with a touch of something subtly different!

Classic pastel high Frenchies - an impromptu late-night creation that took no time to achieve!
If you like these, click here and like my photo on Instagram!
 Here's my original Instagram post:

Here are the polishes I used for this look:

How I Achieved This Look

Base coat (Sally Hansen's Complete Care 4-in-1 Treatment) on all nails.

STEP 2: 2 coats of Clio Professional's Nail Styler in S124 'Peace One Day' (피스 원 데이) on each nail except the fourth in a thick French tip, taking it two-thirds up the nail and rounding the edges slightly.

STEP 3: 2 coats of Innisfree's Eco Nail Color PRO in 20 '7pm' (저녁 7시) on my fourth nails in the same manner as Step 2.

STEP 4: Using a cuticle stick or fine nail brush, apply a thin line of Sally Hansen's Gem Crush Nail Color in 03 'Big Money' across the edges of the French borders. The thinner the line, the more subtly sexy the look. The thicker, the more of an in-your-face kind of glitter look.

STEP 5: Finish with 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat on each nail.

Let me just say that the Seche Vite is truly amazing. Yes it has a strong chemically smell, but it holds nail polish like no other, and dries super quick too. I used this in my previous Kpop-inspired manicure pictured below, and it held that huge diamonte decor on my thumb for over a week with superpower strength. Taking it off was the issue as I had put on so much to fill in the undersides of the crystal!

My own edgy K-poppy design for Arirang TV! Click to view on my Instagram

Anyway, make sure to share with me your own manicure ideas with #HiMeejmuse! It doesn't have to be perfect, just completely you. ;) ;)

Would you wear these Pastel Blue Sparkling Frenchies of mine?

Love Jen