This manicure is for Lisa's birthday contest over at Nail Polish Creations. She listed her style as purple, holographic, rhinestones, and sparkles. I tried to incorporate all of those, but struggled to come up with a cohesive idea. The final product is a little gauche but it'll have to do! Happy birthday, Lisa!
I started with a coat of my nail treatment, Salon Sciences Instant Artificials followed by one coat of Essie First Base. I then painted two coats of Zoya Aurora. On m ring finger I painted on a bit of Urban Outfitters Chilly (on the right side and bottom of the nail) and made some circles with Ozotic 509. On my index fingers I arranged some silver and purple-y rhinestones over a light coat of American Classics Gelous. I painted one coat of Gelous on my ring finger and topped all nails off with a coat of Seche Vite.
|Salon Sciences Instant Artificials, Essie First Base, Zoya Aurora, Urban Outfitters Chilly, Ozotic 509, American Classics Gelous, and Seche Vite|
|Two coats of Zoya Aurora|
Instant Artificials is available at Sally Beauty Supply for $8.49 or $7.69 for members. I purchased Essie First Base as part of a set at Ulta. It came with Limited Addiction and A Cut Above and was on clearance for about $7.00. The normal price for this base coat is $8.00. Zoya Aurora is available at Ulta or Zoya for $8.00. Urban Outfitters polishes are usually on sale 2 for $8.00 or 1 for $5.00. I purchased Ozotic 509 at Llarowe. They sell for $14.50. Gelous is available at Sally Beauty Supply for $5.99 or $5.39 for members. Seche Vite is available at Sally, Ulta, Target, CVS, etc. I believe Sally has the best price : $7.99 or $6.49 for members. The rhinestones were purchased at Trans Design. It is $5.72 for the pack of 1440.
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