Hello gentle readers. Happy Sunday.
I felt like doing a fresh mani and a little nail art but I needed something fast and easy, since I am in the middle of doing laundry. The other day I was reading blogs and I ran across this googly eyes manicure (isn't it too stinking cute? :D) And I decided to do something similar on my nails, today. I mean what could be quicker and easier (and cuter?) than a quick base colour and some dots?
I was loading my towels into my dryer and mentally going over my polish stash, trying to decide what colours I wanted to use when it hit me: Why not black and white? Like cartoon characters in a dark room, where you just see their white eyeballs and black pupils moving around in a deep sea of black.
Thus was born my version of the googly eyes manicure. I used Color Club Milky White Base Coat and a fast coat of Wet-N-Wild black creme polish. I let the polish dry for a minute then I used my largest dotting tool to make the eyeballs with Sinful Colors Snow Me White. I let them dry for a couple of minutes (just so that I could lightly touch them without smearing them) then I used the smaller end of the same dotting tool to dot in the pupils with Wet-N-Wild black creme. I made the pupils go in different directions... Straight on, cross eyed, off to one side or the other and on my thumbs, crazy, spinny eyes. I topped it all off with Seche Vite.
I managed to actually get a couple of clear, pretty well focused shots out of the ten I took of this manicure. The wind is blowing so hard here that it was difficult to shoot without major camera shake. Danged wind, anyway! When was the last time we had a Memorial Day Weekend with up to 60 mph wind gusts?
Sorry about my huge-ass gaps. Wet-N-Wild black creme is a terrific one coat black creme polish that applies like buttah. Or... It would apply like buttah if not for the vomitrocious brush. It dries fast and I can count on it to do its job, every time. Great polish. Too bad the brush is such a nightmare! I am thinking seriously about decanting this polish into a different bottle with a better brush. The brush was so horrid that I had to stay a mile away from my cuticles or have them flooded. Yuk! Wet-N-Wild has come such a long way with it's polish colours and formulas but their brushes are crap on a stick and that is disappointing. It makes me hesitate to use this brand because I know I am going to have to fight with the brush.
So, have you done googly eyes manicures? Isn't it fun? I have to admit I am enjoying this one. Every time I look down at my nails, I want to giggle like a six year old.
Okay, time to go in search of a quick lunch. Thank you so much for popping in. Have a great Sunday and may your polish never bubble.
Manicure of the Moment
Posted by Erika Costello at 1:17 PM
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.