My original idea for the other theme of week six of #ablecs15 was that I'd try some nail art technique that I would never normally try as the theme was I Thought I'd Never. The only problem was that I couldn't think of any new to me nail art technique that I wouldn't try at some point. So I had to figure out something else. I still wanted to go with the nail art technique angle, so I decided to use one nail art style that I have tried once before and I thought I would definitely not try again: velvet nails.
One try with any kind of flocking powder was truly enough for me, it's just so not my thing. So I truly thought I would never use it ever again on my nails, therefor these nails do fit the theme perfectly. And I'm pretty sure I should have believed myself as I wrote with the first attempt with the velvet nails that they are really not my cup of tea. This experience didn't really change that, I think it just looks ugly on nail and it's really not that practical either.
I think it's not that surprising that this velvet trend passed quite quickly and we haven't really seen it since. Maybe the design I did isn't really helping either, but oh well. At least I managed to do something for this theme.
I'd much rather share only my nails without that flocking powder. The mani actually looked quite good without it:
I chose two of my newest Picture Polish collection additions for this mani: the blazing hot pink Sizzle and the stunning blue shimmer Freya's Cats. I actually decided to combine these two for this mani also because of the theme I Thought I'd Never since I don't usually combine these type of colors together and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have done it without this theme either.
I painted two coats with Sizzle and then added a coat of top coat. Then I applied some smART Nail Art Stencils on my nails and painted over with Freya's Cats and then removed the stencils carefully and added a coat of top coat. Finally I just added some top coat on my ring finger nail and then added some of that flocking powder over it.
Even if I didn't enjoy this mani completely, both of these Picture Polishes are truly gorgeous! And they didn't really look too bad combined either.
Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Sally Hansen 18K Gold Hardener and Zoya Anchor
Polishes: Picture Polish Sizzle and Freya's Cats
Top coat: INM Out The Door and Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D Top Coat
Decorations: smART Nail Art Stencils, flocking powder
How about you guys, is there something you'd never do on your nails?