Hey ya'll! Whew - Day 7 of the Flip/Flop February Challenge! For Day 7 our choices were Sugar Spun or Pattern. I chose sugar spun. Before this manicure - I had never done sugar spun and I wanted to try it. However, if I had thought this through a little more, I would've realized how close the look is between "Fan brush" nails and "Sugar Spun" nails - AND that they were back to back on the challenge. The reason I didn't realize this before now is I did Sugar Spun long before I went out and bought the fan brush in order to do the Fan Brush nails! None the less here they are.
For this design I used a base of Butter London Bossy Boots and then I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (CSM) Buttercup, OPI Charged Up Cherry and Revlon Royal for the sugar spun effect.
I am very pleased with how these nails turned out - but don't let the photos fool you. These were the only 4 nails that turned out this good. And even if other nails turned out well, this technique is hard. And time consuming. I was literally falling asleep as I was stirring the polish to try and get it to the consistency it needs to be to "spin". I was really kind of frustrated with the whole process by the time I was done. I didn't even sleep in these - just took them off and went to bed because I was in no mood to finish the nails I hadn't done! lol.
Looking at these pictures now - I think the colors are cute together, and I might group them again in the future for a different, less annoying design. Am I the only one that find this technique irksome? How do ya'll feel about it?
See you guys tomorrow for Day 8: Color Blocking or Black & White!! I'm excited for this one!