The best way to update a tired manicure is to use the current color as a base and add something to it. I sometimes add a chevron, or I stamp something over it. You could also add a little design with a nail art pen or striping brush, or add a coat of glitter. After wearing my green Navigate Her nails I showed you yesterday, I wanted to do a little green-on-green stamping over the top. I also wanted something kind of organic-looking to go with the whole green-on-green, spring color motif I had going on. This is what I decided to do:
Green-On-Green Organic Print Nails:
- Base coat those bad boys.
- Apply 2-3 coats Essie Navigate Her.
- Apply 1 coat of your favorite top coat. Allow to dry thoroughly.
- (Bonus step) If you want stamping insurance, apply several coats of top coat, allowing each to dry slightly before you apply the next. This gives you a thick layer of clear polish so that if you make a mistake with your stamp placement you can use a cotton ball soaked in remover to quickly remove the stamped image but keep your base color perfect.
- Use BM 210 and ChG Westside Warrior to stamp the leafy design on each nail.
- Apply 1 careful coat of top coat, making sure not to go over the stamped design twice in one spot.
- Voila! Lovely green nails!! 🙂 I LOVE THESE!!!
I wore these nails for a couple of days and adding the design helped me to get a LOT more life out of my green nails. I love Navigate Her’s color so I was glad I could stretch out my green nail days 🙂
What do you do to revive a flat-lining manicure? If you have or have ever had fake nails, do/did you usually leave them how your nail tech does them or do you paint over your nails a billion times between appointments? When I had fake nails I was messing with them every five seconds and never really liked how the nail lady did them… I was probably the biggest waste of fake nails ever!! Haha. Let me know if you’re the same way! Till next time, Happy Polishing!! 😀