You may remember I posted a little while ago about organizing and attending a meetup for polish lovers in my area (hampton roads). We decided to meet up again last Saturday and do our nails holiday themed!
Originally, I was planning on just going the lazy route and wearing KBShimmer Holly Back Girl by itself. I did my nails early in the day and was pretty satisfied with my low effort mani (haha).
However, I made the mistake to watch an episode of Nailed It! to pass the time and that put a bug up my butt that my nails were just too simple! Since I’m incapable of leaving well enough alone, with a couple hours to go until the meetup I decided to jazz them up a bit more.
I used the KBShimmer single chevron nail vinyls and Anonymous Lacquer Ever So Green on top of the KBShimmer polish. I don’t know if it’s because my sheet is kind of old or my nails were too oily or just plain user error but they weren’t sticking as well as they usually do and my lines didn’t come out as crisp as I wanted (and the design was still missing *something*). So, I used a small nail art brush to add a pop of gold using Literary Lacquers I Heard The Bells. I finished everything off with Out The Door top coat.
Overall, I wasn’t super happy with how these turned out (if I had thought about doing this kinda design from the get-go I probably would have just used a plain red base instead of the glitter) but by that point it was too late to do anything else and I was forced to stick with my bad decisions. I mean, it didn’t look terrible but just not my usual style! At least I was able to put my rational thinking cap on just a bit before I put a shit-ton of rhinestones on top (which I was seriously considering….).
|All of our nails together!|
The meetup itself was really fun, I had a great time and met a few more new girls in the group! I hope in the future we can track down even more addicts in the area! I also had to share a funny quote from one of the girls (@tinyglassbottles) recently that cracked me up-
What do you think of my mani? Have you attended any local meetups in your area? Let me know in the comments!
|Mugen is…playing Smash Brothers at home since he couldn’t attend the meetup.|