I have always wanted to do music note nails so this challenge has again allowed me to cross off another design from the nail art bucket list! I started off with two coats of Sally Hansen Xtremewear in White On. I found this polish really thick and not too easy to work with, but it seemed to smooth itself out once I put a topcoat on.
Then, I drew on the notes with black acrylic paint. For those of you who are musician’s, notice how the bass clef is on the thumb of my left hand ;-)
Here is an “action shot” with my violin putting the nails in a slightly better context!
I also promised a little recap of how the Elmer’s glue method worked out for me and honestly, it worked a little too well. I used the glue instead of my normal base coat and used a topcoat as well, but by the middle of work the next day, two of my purple nails had slid right off my nail! I actually managed to find the nails and adhere them back on to my nail using clear nail polish so that my manicure wouldn’t look funny while I was at work! I think the reason why the nail polish slid right off is because Elmer’s glue is water-soluble so every time I washed my hands, the water dissolved the glue. I am not giving up on this method because it has worked for other people so maybe I will try reapplying my topcoat first thing in the morning to give my nails a fresh start. The great thing about this method is that glitter removal is VERY easy and left my nails completely undamaged.
Be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies who are also taking on the 31 Day Nail Challenge!
Naomi @ Bellezza
Traci @ drinkcitra