So, this is my second Fashion Friday post. I almost decided not to show this to you this, but I liked it just enough to show you. This image was my inspiration
Isn't this gorgeous? Wish I could tell you who the designer is, but I have no idea. This is what I came up with.
I'm not happy with my lines (or my picture...damn camera!). Since doing this, I have purchased a very thin striping brush and trimmed it even further, so it is really tempting to give it another try.
This started with two coats of Sally Hansen Blue-Away. This is from this years new additions to their Insta-Dry line. It is what I would call a true baby blue....no grey or lilac leanings. I really love it. Fast drying, full coverage and can be used over some colors for stamping. The only issue I had was flooding of the lateral nail fold (you know, the sides of the nail tee hee). The formula on this was thinner than other Insta-Dris' I own, but that may be because other bottles I have are older (think "been sitting on the shelf for who knows how long") and this is a fresh one.
Next I added white whispy lines....so far, so good.
Then it went all wrong! I added the black lines with my Sinful Colors striper. I just couldn't achieve the thin lines I wanted with this. If I ever did this again (which, let's admit it, is not very likely....I have too many ideas running around in my head to recreate old ones LOL) I would do the black with acrylic paint, which I find is much more forgiving and easier to manipulate into thin lines than polish is. For the final touch I added some red rhinestones. Without the rhinestones, it was a hot mess! With the rhinestones...passable (tee hee). Here's final comparison look.
Thanks for looking!