Good Morning Everyone!!
Sticking with yesterday’s “green” theme, I have more green nails for you! Before I get to that, I want to tell you first about something else green… my favorite summer dress. (Cue the scrolling down to the pictures!! Haha.)
I have this favorite summer dress from Old Navy. I’ve probably had it for 3 years. It’s medium green colored, empire waisted and with a straight skirt that goes down exactly to my knee caps, and the top has a big keyhole and thin round straps. I absolutely love this dress. It’s really cute, comfortable without looking sloppy and the keyhole is a little sexy but not too revealing. Als0, I love it because it fits perfectly so I don’t have to wear a tank top underneath it or anything. I just love this dress, and before vacation I planned on wearing it in the car on the way to our first stop. Well, I was stupidly wearing it the night before and we happened to go get fast food for dinner and I sat the bag on my lap. Unfortunately, there was some oil that went through the bag and directly onto my dress. I immediately removed my dress as soon as we got home, spray n washed it and then rubbed some detergent into the spots for good measure. I then washed it in cool water, let it air dry and guess what? The spots were still there. I tried a different stain treatment, it didn’t save it so I threw it in the dryer just so it was dry before I left for vacation and left it in the garage while we were gone. When we got home I tried a couple of other things- hairspray, fels naptha, etc- and nothing worked. I was looking into dyeing it dark to see if that would just cover the stain, when I was on Google and saw that someone recommended using Dawn dish soap. I thought my dress was done for, having been stained for 3+ weeks, plus washed in hot water and dried, but I gave it a go. I just rubbed some Dawn into the stains, let it sit for a while, rinsed it lightly in the sink (didn’t want an overflow of bubbles, although that might be kinda fun- foam party anyone?) and threw it in the wash. When I took it out and dried it- MY FAVORITE SUMMER DRESS WAS SAVED!!!! So- if you have any old grease-stained clothes, try Dawn!! It’s a miracle liquid.
Okay, now let’s get to the nails.
Green Syrup Nails:
- Base coat.
- Follow this tutorial made my Jessica at Polish Insomniac, or follow the rest of my instructions. She was one of my first favorite nail blogs, just FYI.
- Using SC Irish Green, paint only the top (toward the free edge) 1/4 of your nails. Allow to dry.
- Next, paint the top half of your nails (you’ll be putting the 2nd coat on the first 1/4). Allow to dry.
- Paint the top 3/4 of your nails. Allow to dry.
- Paint the entire nail.
- Apply a coat of ChG Fairy Dust to unify the nails.
- Apply Seche Vite and you’re done!! “Easy Peazy” as they say.
If I do these nails again, I would apply 2 coats at each step to avoid this VNL that you can see. VNL doesn’t bother some people, but it drives me nuts. Other than that, I really liked these nails. I thought they were subtle, but cool and really couldn’t be much easier!!
Have you done a syrup mani, and how do you like them? Als0- does VNL both you or can you wear sheers that let your nail line show? Let me know what you think in the comments below. As always- thank you for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!