Saturday, 14 May 2011
I finally managed to make a proper half-moon manicure! We went to a big birthday bash yesterday and as I had the whole day off I spent some time on my nails. Previously I have tried ordinary tape to mask the half-moon and found that way too difficult. The main problems were the fact that it sticks too well, which makes it hard to handle and at the same time it's so stiff that it's difficult to smooth it down properly on the nail. Yesterday I tried surgical tape and it was so much easier!
Then I just painted my nails, two layers of Depend 19 a nice true red that is actually quite similar in colour to Ruby Woo. I didn't remove the tape until the paint was almost dry and then I painted them with one layer of top coat.
The manicure is not perfect, it would have benefited from some corrections. It is also a rather time consuming manicure. Even if it was much easier to use surgical tape, it was still fiddly to cut and apply it. Still, it's nice to know that I can do it on special occasions.
And here we both are, dolled up for the party. I had opportunity to wear my evening gown! Odd thing, though- I know for a fact that I have gained weight since I made it and it's still way too loose!