This was my third try on houndstooth, the first (January?) one was too imperfect, but I'm showing you old photo of the second (March?) one, which was as good as this week's was.
In the title, I promised you a (sort of) tutorial on how to successfully freehand houndstooth on both your hands. Home-made decals do all the magic. Let me describe the process:
Get a foil. Or solid plastic bag, I don't know, I use this:
When that dries completely, I use gel pen to draw the houndstooth, nothing complicated, you just need good gel pen. I like vector brand, but it's probably not available in other countries. When the gel pen dries (I wait for about 5 minutes), I cover it with top coat. Then I wait about an hour, the layers should be completely dry before moving to next step.
Next step is cutting the polished foil into regular decals shape, so it fits your nails. Understandable? Then I separate the foil and the polish (it comes off super easily) and put second layer of base coat on my nails, I wait a little and then I place the decal on my nail, push it and make sure it fits. I seal it with top coat. That's it!
See? My right hand design looks entirely the same as my left!
Polishes I used:
S-he 306 (white)
Gabriella Salvete 128
Rimmel 405 Rose Libertine
Oriflame Coral Red
NYC Turbo Dry Top Coat
Miss Sporty Check Matte
|classic matte red on the third day|
|fresh blue for the first day of school|
Bye, bye, and wish me more time so I can blog!