Double X French Manicure

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hey all!  So I've uploaded a couple more videos.  I'm going to blog about the separately though, so check the next blog for the look from the other video I uploaded tonight.

I was only able to upload two videos because one is a picture video versus an actual video of me doing my nails.  Those are much quicker to make and even faster to edit and upload.

So here's the video to this look:
The Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5NQbBOIrlw

So here's a quick run through of what I used and what I did!

What I Used:

NailTek (Basecoat)
China Glaze: Innocence
O*P*I: I'm Not Really a Waitress
Art Club Nail Art Lacquer: Black
Art Club Nail Art Lacquer: Silver Glitter
Seche Vite (Top Coat)

What I Did:

Step 1: Basecoat.

Step 2: One coat of Innocence.  I just wanted a sheer coverage.

Step 3: Asymmetrical Arrow French in I'm Not Really a Waitress.  I did just one coat, but with some nail polishes you might need two. This (and other O*P*I polishes) has excellent coverage with just one coat.  Which I think, makes this very cost-efficient, esp since O*P*I is pretty pricey.

Step 4: Black Thin Brush to make first X as pictured.

Step 5: Silver Thin Brush to make second X as pictured.

Step 6: Top coat.  I just bought the Seche Vite after hearing lots of good reviews about it on YouTube.  One of my fave gurus MissChevious bought a big kit, and I thought it'd be a good investment, so I bought one too!  So propz to her for giving me that idea!  It's an awesome THICK top coat that really fills in the ridges well, and it dries super fast (well, at least to touch, you know how it is!).  So definitely an excellent buy!

And there you have it, a Double X French Manicure!

I really need to do a Haul/Favorites video/blog/vlog(?).  I have bought so many things this past month, and I'm waiting for tons of stuff from eBay to arrive starting this week.  My mom has been very supportive of me getting into nails (come on...she gets a "free" manicure like every few days, lol).  And I use quotes around "free" because she technically is paying for all my nail polish and makeup at the moment.  She sees it as paying for the manicures, I guess...like this past weekend, I spent $80 at Beauty Headquarters.  She envisions that to equal 4 mani/pedi's LOL!  So yeah...I have many items to show!  Maybe on an off weekend...which wont' be til....after the wedding? Hahaha...well, hopefully sooner.  Or maybe I'll attempt more stuff during my lunch.  

Well...anyhoo...on to the next blog!