Hey Everyone!

I’m sorry my blog has been so bare the past few weeks. I’ve got a big test coming up on Saturday on sanitation, anatomy and physiology so I’ve been putting most of my free time into note taking, cursing under my breath, and studying. ;-) I took a study break at the salon on Thursday and decided to try a technique that I saw on Pinterest the other day, a super cute Valentine’s Day color block manicure!

I definitely think there’s room for improvement in my execution of the technique, but overall I’m really quite pleased at the way it turned out. The salon manager took one look at my nails after I was done and just started beaming at me. I think I’ve found my calling  y’all. :-P

 


Color Block Manicure Using OPI & Cult Nails

Color Block With OPI & Cult Nails
Color Block With OPI & Cult Nails
I started off with 2 coats of Did It On ‘Em by OPI, then used the reinforcement stickers to section off my nail before I layered OPI’s Fly over the top. I should have wrapped my edges better thought because the Seche Vite I used between layers caused a little bit of shrinkage. :-P

I finished the manicure off with a coat of Toxic Seaweed by Cult Nails. This polish you guys… OMG. I’m really hoping I have some time to swatch later today because I want to show you all how awesome this polish is! :-D
Color Block With OPI & Cult Nails
Color Block With OPI & Cult Nails
Color Block With OPI & Cult Nails
You can see a bit of a polish bleed on my ring finger, but in general I think this turned out to be pretty neat for my first attempt! I love the combination of colors because greens and blues are a few of my favorite things. ♥

I’ll definitely be using 1-coat polishes next time though because waiting between layers for the polish to dry took FOR-EHHH-VER.

Say it like the scene in The Sandlot, you know you did already. ;-)

For-ev-er…


That’s all I have for you all today, I have to get back to the grind with this textbook. *whimpers* Everyone keeps telling me that this is the worst part, and once I’m past this it’s all gravy. I really hope so because having to remember words like ‘sternocleidomastoid’ makes me sad. 8O