Saturday, August 14, 2010

My First PHD Challenge...

This is my very first entry in a PHD challenge. The challenge theme is "Just the Tips!"

I used my Nailene French Tip white as the base so my colours would show up brighter. Once that was dry I painted pin striping using Revlon Top Speed in #730 Royal, and Icing's Grapetini. I also put a line of royal along the base of the french tip to make it cleaner. It was SO hard to do this on my right hand! Plus I'd only had two cups of coffee and nothing more this morning! SHAKES!

I finished off the mani with some rhinestones, mostly clear, but in purple and blue on the thumb nails. Then I painted on some China Glaze Denim and Diamonds' Diamond Diva (predominantly pink and blue sparkles) over the tips only. A splash of clear topcoat and I was done!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. great job! how did you do the strips so neatly?

  2. I didn't have one of those line brushes I see in a lot of nail videos so I chopped off a bunch of bristles on one of my cheaper paintbrushes until there was just a few bristles left. It works quite nicely!

  3. Oooo, that looks pretty neat. I bet it would look kickass with a simple clear w/t sparkle on the remaining nail.