Random Gelish Manicures

Friday, June 3, 2011
Hi Everyone!  It's been a couple weeks since my last post, so I thought I'd just do a quick look at some of the Gelish manicures I've done. =)

This pic the left is just a simple glittery tip.  The base color is Desert Sands and the tip color is Night Shimmer.  To achieve this look, I used two coats of Desert Sands, then used a sponge to dab on Night Shimmer on the tips.  I concentrated more at the edge of the tip, so it had a faded effect.

I had a couple bumps because I didn't remove my last Gelish manicure properly, and didn't notice until the I had already cured a layer of the Desert Sands.  *sigh*  Shame on me for being lazy!!

This next manicure is one I did on my mom.  I had found a video on YouTube and tried to follow her design.  Unfortunately, I don't have the link, but I'm sure it's easy to find if you search for Gelish Design or something (it's a 5 or more part series of videos).  Basically, after the Foundation coat, I put Vegas Nights all over the nail and cured.  Then Good Gossip on just the tip and cured.  After, I put a dark purple (don't have the name right now, sorry!  Will try to update) over the whole nail.  Before curing, I used an orange stick to draw out the swirls on one hand, and flowers on the other.  I let that cure, and put on a top coat.  In the end, I wish I chose more contrasting colors, but I think they turned out decent for a first try.

Next time, I'll try to have a design in front of me, versus just winging it. LOL

This next design was done on my Aunt from SF.  It's the same concept, but instead, I put a neutral colored base over the whole nail, and only did the design on the tip.  Under the pink, I had Vegas Nights.  Then I covered it up with Go Girl.  I used an orange stick to put in the lines so the glitter underneath would show.  Unfortunately, it was kinda too light to see.  But my aunt didn't want anything too flashy anyway. =)  On the pinky, you can see a couple darker pink glitter...it's because I added a coat of Tumberline Violet to the tip and tried to arrange the glitter so it would peep through.

This last design was done on another Aunt.  She's not really allowed to wear nail polish at work, so I try to keep her nails more subtle.  But I needed to make this stand out a tinsy bit, because she was going to a wedding, so I came up with this color combination.

The base color is Forever Beauty, and the tips are High Bridge.  Just like my own manicure, I applied High Bridge with a sponge.

I think (hope) it's not overly noticeable! LOL

I had one more design, but for some reason I can't find the pictures for them!  Grrr...I think it was on my phone and I recently just got a new one.  I'll hunt for it....

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post on different looks I've done with Gelish.  Hopefully, I'll be able to try out more designs on my guinea pigs LOL.

Till next time!

1. All the products were given to me as a gift from ShearUp.com.
2. No one is paying me for this blog.
3. No one has asked me to do this blog.
4. These are my honest opinions.