Monday, January 20, 2014

Gwen Stefani French Tips

Hey Y'all!!  First, wow!!  Thank you for all the love on facebook!!  I hit 1,100 likes this weekend and am thrilled!!!  Thank you, thank you!!  I'm gonna start collecting goodies for a Thank You Giveaway!! 

That was the icing on an already fabulous weekend!  See, today is my wedding anniversary.  24 years today.  I was 5 when we got married.  No, seriously, I was.  Would I lie to you?  Anyway, the hubby took me shopping.  We hit Saks Fifth Avenue and Sephora.  But before that, we went to lunch at our absolute favorite Italian restaurant, Ippolito's!  Yummy!!  That's where I ate a ton of garlic. Garlic makes me burp.  Garlic makes me burp like a 300 pound man named Bubba.  That explains why, in the middle of Saks Fifth Avenue, I let loose with a burp that would put any Bubba to shame.  Yep.  I did that.  I also quickly looked at my husband with a disgusted look and said, "Really?  Control yourself!"  Yep, I did that too!

Ok, on to today's post.  Today I have French Tips using the new OPI Gwen Stefani collection:
I Used:
OPI- Hey Baby (bright pink crème)
OPI- Love. Angel. Music. Baby (gold shimmer satin finish)
China Glaze- Liquid Leather (black crème)
Striping Tape

This was a fun and easy mani to do, it just takes a little patience because you have to wait for each color to completely dry before moving on to the next step. (I'll do a review of the polishes on a later post)

To start, paint two coats of OPI Hey Baby.  Remember to let it dry completely.  Then using striping tape (or you could use scotch tape), tape off a wide V at your nail tip:
Fill in with your black polish and immediately remove the tape and let dry.  Then tape off all but a small edge of the black V:
Then fill in with OPI Love. Angel. Music. Baby.  Remove the tape immediately.  Now you can either leave it just like this to keep the satin finish of the gold, or use a top coat over the whole design.  I used a top coat because I wanted to wear this for a couple of days and wanted to make sure it would last.
I hope y'all enjoyed today's design!  And thanks so much for stopping by!!  I'll be back tomorrow with a Try It On Tuesday polish.  And remember, if you tell anyone about the burp in Saks....my hubby did it!

Happy Polishing!!