I had these chrome powders that I was trying to use as mermaid powders but it wasn’t strong enough to seep through the white, and the colors are barely noticeable.
So when I stamped over the powder, the color was barely visible, and deemed this a Nail Fail.
I had this amazing idea that I could stamp gel polish and use gel powder on top to make a stamped design. But…. life is cruel.
And it is not possible to stamp gel polish.
It comes off on the stamper looking like water. The design is totally lost.
So naturally, the only alternative was to actually draw the design with a
brush, cure that, apply the polish and make it work.
Basically, I painted the base black, added a matte top coat so the powder
would only stick to the parts with gel and this is what come out:
Not bad eh?
To see the video, head over to my Instagram! (Or wait for me to update this post XP)
I bought these powders off of Amazon and they are gorgeous!
This is a good example of using accent nails to spice up your manicure!
This is one of my bad ideas. Tried to do a gradient from holo powder to green chrome and you can barely see it in the photo. Ugh.
Now THIS is my kind of shine!
It’s been a couple of rainy days in NYC, so I thought I’d do these lightning bolt nails using a powdered chrome base!
What can I say? Can’t steer away from holo for too long!
I had been avoiding this trend for the simple fact that I don’t like glitter herpes.
And I knew the moment I opened that jar, all the powder would fly off into my face.
But, I decided to give it a try and actually buy one small jar.
I waited a long time because it came all the way from China and didn’t have prime,
and by the time it got to me, so many options had popped up on Amazon WITH prime.
Back to the story. I opened that thing and lucky for me, it wasn’t as bad. I proceeded to apply it to a gel based nail polish (I used Sally Hansen)
and all of a sudden I saw the light, and everything was holy.
So worth it.