Thursday, June 20, 2013

Green texture

This week I spent quite a bit of time at work.  We are getting closer to finishing the audit, and I am ready for a little time off come the next holiday.

As some of you may know, and the rest of you will now, I like to belly dance in some of my spare time.  The style I dance is American Tribal Style® (ATS) which was created by Carolena Nericcio.  Carolena and her troupe, Fat Chance Belly Dance®, host a wonderful show in San Francisco, and this year I contributed to their Kickstarter project so they could make it even more grand.  My charm and a signed post card came from them today.  I'm so excited!  I can't wait to see how awesome the performances were.  I'm also very proud to have supported them in such a fabulous endeavor.

This week, I really wanted to play with the texture effect that I can get with sponging polish onto my nails.  I really liked the look from my previous post.  The textured effect in the advertisement is really nice.  I was seriously disappointed in the polish the company was advertising, but I remembered how my nails look when I do gradients, before I put the top coat on.  So, I decided to play with that, and this is my result.

I started with a base of China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On.  Then I sponged the gradient using the base color and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri S-teal a Base.  Both are shimmery colors, so I thought they would go well together.

It has been a few days, so the effect was more textured earlier in the week, but you can still see it isn't extremely smooth like when I use the top coat.  This one didn't bother me as much as the special Sally Hansen Sugar Coat polish.  It didn't catch on everything and frustrate the heck out of me.  So all in all, I think this is a great way to create texture without the frustration of a special polish.  Not only is it not as rough as all the special polishes out there, but it will be far easier to remove.

Also, I apologize for the pictures.  There was a lot of smoke out when I was trying to take these, and even with my photo editing software, they turned out a little dark and a little more red than I would have liked.

I hope you like my experiment.  What experiments have you tried with your nails?

Until later,


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