You may recognize these guest hands by now! My friend Jill and her daughter Toni are becoming regulars here on the blog! I love having our girly visits and helping Toni get ready for a new week at school.
Jill still isn't smoking anything other than the e-cigarette, and her nails are looking better! She wanted a French mani with Essie Shop Till I Drop as the base, and Ninja Polish Basilisk on the chevron tip.
I love the way it looks, but I put the glitter on a little thick (over a thin layer of OPI Black Onyx) and some of her nails smudged before they could fully dry. Always a lesson to be learned!
Toni asked for a replica of a sailor mani she had seen on Instagram. I couldn't find the owner of the original, sadly. It looked like they had used pieces of red tape over a white base, but I did the tape over a white base (Cult Nails Tempest), then painted the red (Sally Hansen Sacred Scarlet) over the tape. The white stripes appear when you pull the tape off! Like magic!
It was a lot of tape, and some of my lines weren't perfect, so she wanted to see what it looked like if I just painted red stripes. You may notice I only did *one* nail like that, because she preferred it the original way. I did clean up a little using a striping brush, though.
The blue is OPI I Saw..Warsaw, and I used a dotting tool and a striper to draw the anchor.
She loved it, and I got to do a mani I never would have attempted on my own. I can't wait to see what she wants me to try next time!