Where have I been??? Sorry for going AWOL. I ended up sick, then had some computer issues. But now both it and I are back up and running. Plus, I have a ridiculous post coming with plenty of pictures of the mess that is going on while I try to get ready for M Polish’s first release (which has also been eating up a ton of my time)!
But now, I have a super awesome Bestie Twin mani that I did with Dancer! Do you know Dancer? You should! She’s one of my bestiest nail besties and we did this:
We decided to recreate a mani originally done by Sassy Shelly! Her original creation is on the bottom left of our collage. It was so fun, bright, and oh-so-very 90’s! It was a really fun mani to recreate, and this is how I did it:
I used Loreal
I started off like this:
One coat of everything. Pretty simple! But to do it again, I probably would have started differently and saved myself some headaches.
Once this was dry, I put down my vinyls:
I ended up straightening out my index vinyls before painting once I realized how crooked they were! Then I added the next layers of color:
I was fairly pleased with myself at this point. Vinyls and I have a love-hate relationship, but the ones I got from Twinkled T have been working really well for me. Since they are a bit thinner, they work with my super curvy nails more easily.
Once the second step was dry, I moved on the the additional details:
On my index, I freehanded the blue (that’s pretty obvious) and the yellow. I wish I would have done it with vinyls, but I didn’t think that far ahead. Ditto to the blue on my middle finger, but I also striped in. It turned out okay, but would have looked better if it was crisp like the yellow. I added the pink dots on my ring finger and the triangles on my pinky and voila! Everything was top coated with Seche.
I really adored this mani. It was really bright and fun. Here’s how Dancer’s turned out:
Hers was crisper and she did a better job with color selection. Also, she didn’t forget dots like I did!!
I had a lot of fun with this bestie mani, and no surprise since I was doing it with Dancer. The day I stumbled into nail nirvana and met Dancer was a lucky day for me. It is possible we were separated at birth, but certainly aren’t twins, as she has a bone structure I can only dream about.
I think I’ve been very lucky to find so many amazing nail friends. And especially lucky to find a friend who not only shares a passion for nails and ridiculousness, but also wine, foul language, and puns. She’s listened to my boo-hooing and is always quick with a witty remark to make me laugh. I know not everyone in the nail community is as warm and funny, but the world would be a hell of a lot nicer and hilarious with more Dancers dancing around.
Have you found a new bestie through nail art? Maybe gotten closer to an old friend while swatching polish? Tell me about it!
Thanks for stopping by!!