Saturday, October 10, 2015

We've Got Faith!

Happy weekend!  It seems the baby gave me a cold, and I'm exhausted.  It's taken me hours to do this manicure and put together this post.  It was worth it though!

In my last post, I asked for suggestions of what I should do next, and my friend, Jessica, suggested Breast Cancer Awareness nails. (Check out her Making Strides team page below!)  I've also been dying to do some Halloween nails so I mixed the two together, and I'm pretty happy with the results!

On my left hand, I did pink to black gradients using Essie Baby's Breath as a base and used Orly's It's Not Me, It's you, China Glaze Purple Panic (at least that's what the bottle says. It looks pink to me), and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out with a topcoat of OPI I Lily Love You on my pinky.  On my ring finger, I used Black Out and Purple Panic for the ribbon.  That ribbon was probably the most stressful part of the whole thing! I hate free-handing!
I used Polished Vino Nail Art Decals and Stencils for the hearts on my thumb and pointer. I did a gradient over black for the stenciled hearts, but if I could do it over, I'd do it more pink because you can't really see them very well near the end of the nail.  I just got these decals and stencils in the mail, and they were super easy and fun to use! I also used them on my right hand, and I can't wait to try out more! Lastly, I added a couple of pink stars to my middle finger to represent my friendship with Jessica.

On my right hand, I stuck with the pink theme for Breast Cancer Awareness, but I used more of my Halloween stencils and decals from Polished Vino. I did the same pink to black gradient on my ring finger with a spider decal and topped it off with a pink rhinestone.  Then I did the same gradient over black using witches hat, skull, and scary tree stencils.  The stencil came with little spots for the skulls eyes, but they were so tiny and I decided some black rhinestones would be better. :) On my thumb I used China Glaze Crackle in Black Mesh over Purple Panic.  I tried using liquid latex around my nails for easy clean up since I used a sponge for the gradient, but it didn't go as well as planned.  I guess I need some practice!

I had so much fun with this mani that I see more Breast Cancer Awareness nails in the future, as well as Halloween nails! Next Saturday, October 17, Jessica and her team are participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in honor of her lovely mother and survivor, Faith.  Jessica has participated in Making Strides since 2007 and has invited me every year. While I have joined her on a couple of walks (once flying all the way to MN from NC!), I'm not able to make it this year.  So, when she asked that I do awareness nails, I thought, "that's a great idea!" You can check out her team's page by clicking either picture below!

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Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. I love your page, love to hear what you are doing and your nails are to die for. Can't wait for the next thing you come up with regarding nails...or anything for that matter.