Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Gems and glitter.

Hi everyone, happy Hump day (the hump being the middle of the week, just in case you didn't know. I'm not being condescending...I'd never heard that phrase before until last year. I kid you not!)

I was hankering after a bit of embellishment last week and came up with this. I even rocked this for a couple of days at work - hence the tip wear.

Sally Hansen's 'Red Carpet' in it's glittery goodness.

 I used Swarovski crystals here, so even after putting on a layer of Seche Vite, the shine wasn't dulled.  I have found, in the past, that some of the cheaper rhinestones can be dulled by clear polish. I put some holographic glitter polish on the area joining the black and red and then stuck the stones into it whilst the polish was still tacky.

My right hand thumbnail was slightly different.

All in all, I actually enjoyed wearing this, but did experience some evil staining underneath the stones :( I know it's probably more fitting for a night out than a week in the office, but since when has that ever stopped me?

I'm not the only one who likes a bit of 'grrr' on their nails am I?

22 comments:

  1. I LOVE Red carpet! It's one of my favorite reds!! That is an awesome mani too!

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    1. Thank you! You've got to love a bit of glitter!

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  2. Thanks for clearing up what hump day means! When seeing it on blogs I always wondered if it was connected to the 1st of the month, the last date of the month....never got anywhere but now I know :-)

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    1. Hahaha! It always confused me too...glad I'm not the only one!

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  3. Drool! I love this look! Its so sexy and fun! I wish I could wear bling on my nails more often. But whenever I do work always chips them off :<

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    1. All the more reason to paint them more often!

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  4. Ooh very fierce!......oh and I had always hears the phrase "hump day" but had no idea what ppl were on about lol

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  5. Love this design, great colour combo!

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  6. I LOVE this look! The left hand middle finger is my favorite, but it's an all around cohesive, beautiful look.

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  7. They look great! I love that red polish!

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  8. Sooo glam looking nails! Love the combo of red and black!

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  9. Lovely manicure. Very pretty :)

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  10. Gorgeous and classy! I love it and I need to find that red.

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  11. This mani looks positively royal :) I just subscribed to your blg, having finally started one of my own! Looking forward to your future posts! :)

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