Hello! Hope you’re all fine and dandy! It’s day three of the challenge! Today’s theme was green. Yeah…green. Not a huge fan of green (doesn’t go very well with my skin tone) so I don’t have many in my stash (teals/turquoise however I have in spades lol!) so I actually had to go and buy a couple of green polishes specifically for this challenge.
When I thought about green I immediately thought FROGS! and I had every intention of painting a cute little green frog on my accent nail. However, my frog looked like he’d met with a rather nasty accident so I gave up on frogs and thought ‘snakes, snakes are green’ so I went with some snake skin stamping instead. It’s not my best work…..
- SH Nailgrowth Miracle (Nail Envy and I aren’t talking at the moment…see below)
- Collection 2000 ‘Hidden’ (dark green) 2 coats
- Essie ‘Navigate Her’ (light green) 2 coats
- Stamping polish (as above)
- BM 215 plate
- Gold Nail Studs
- Seche Vite
Like I say, it’s not my best… My big squishy stamper whilst great for bigger designs, is not so hot at picking up the image hence the slight patchiness on some of the stamping 😦 As for the polishes; both were two easy coats and Essie levelled out well, Collection 2000 not so good but SV sorted it all out.
Ah yes, Nail Envy….. The reason I’ve switched back to Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle is due to the WHOPPING GREAT CRACK in my ring fingernail ( also known as a nail Snafu as coined by the lovely CraftyNail. It is my favourite word at the min lol) on my photographing hand! I never get cracks like this as SH kept my nails strong but flexible and would they would ‘spring back’ from any knocks. I’ve been using Nail Envy for a few weeks now and don’t get me wrong, they are strong but I think too strong so there’s no ‘give’ in my nail if I ding it. If you have weak nails then this stuff is brilliant and I know loads of people swear by it but it’s sadly not for me so it’s back to SH I go.
Fortunately, the crack only appears to be on the top layers (so the bottom layer is still intact) and hasn’t made it to the side of the free edge so for now I have patched it over with acrylic rescue stuff. Normally I wouldn’t be such a baby and I’d quit my whining and file them all down but as I’m doing the challenge I really didn’t want nubs as my nail beds are super short 😦 So, all I’m hoping for is that it has holds out till the end of the challenge and then I’ll just have to suck it up and trim them all down! Lol
That’s all for today guys, see you soon!