Friday, August 7, 2009


Today I have a glitter tipped french mani I did on my mom last night. We are also doing a test on the base coats I use too.

Since my mani's don't usually last over a day since I change them so often, the base coat I use isn't really that important to me. Since my mom will leave her mani's on for at least a week, it is more of an issue. I usually use Seche base coat, and by the end of the week, her nails are in need of being re-done. This last mani I did on her I used Orly Bonder for the base coat. She had more growth from the cuticles than she had chips or tip wear. So we decided to do a little test and see if the base coat was the cause of her mani lasting so long.

On her right hand I used Orly Bonder and on her left hand I used Seche base coat. I will let you all know how her mani held up and if the base coats came into play.

I painted the base with OPI - forgot the name! and did the tips with TiNS. I then applied a 3D flower to the middle of her nails and used Seche Top Coat to seal.


gildedangel said...

Those nails are so cute, you did a great job!

Velvet said...

Nice mani! So sweet looking. I love me some!

Nessa said...

*very* cute! I find that Orly Bonder works pretty well. I am anxious to see how it lasts with your test!

Kae said...

I'm in the same boat as you, only wear a day or two tops so the base isn't an issue with me. I am very curious tho to which one holds up to the test!

That mani is so sparkly, those tins are to die for!

nivipa said...

I love the pose with the pine cone!

Pinkginger said...

Love this!

Lucy said...

Very pretty manicure. I love the glittery Frenchie! I remember the old commercial for some hand creme, "Would you hold hands with a pine cone"? Uh oh! I leave my manicures on till they chip or I get tired of them. I too am wondering what the outcome of the base coats will be.

Alexlyndra said...

It's so cute with glitter french. :)

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