Monday, August 1, 2011

Skittle Mani?

The other week my indecisiveness led me to try a "skittle" mani with a spring-inspired palette and lots of flakey goodness. I just can't get enough of Nubar 2010 and am always surprised and very pleased with how it looks over different colors.

From thumb to pinky I have Nubar 2010 layered over Nubar Wildlife, Zoya Pru, Nubar Indigo Illusion, OPI It's Totally Fort Worth It, and Zoya Dannii.

I still need to learn and perfect a good nail clean-up method. I've tried using both a cotton swab and also a paintbrush dipped in acetone to clean around the edges. Maybe I have the wrong type of brush because that was painfully difficult and took forever! For now I am in the bad habit of simply waiting until it is dried, washing my hands and trying to peel off the excess. >.>;;


  1. lol - peeling it off is far more fun than being professional about it lol. I use a cotton bud - i now press it on the excess for a few seconds and it lifts off xx

  2. Oh like, a q-tip/cotton swab? I imagine it looks much nicer that way, too.

  3. I'm a newbie with nail polish. Naturally, I can't ever seem to successfully paint my nails without color all over my hands. I figure I'd rather suffer with polish all over my fingers and have clean strokes over my nails.

    Q-tips with nail polish remover take care of most of it. I'm becoming a perfectionist, however.

  4. I really should try q-tipping again-- using a brush is *way* too tedious for me, and the cotton swab worked pretty well yeah. :) I just hate when paint gets under my cuticles! @#!$%