Well, it is clear that I have an obsession with Young, Wild, and Polished and her amazing manicures. I stalk her Instagram waiting for new kitchen sink, dot, and gradient manicures. She's literally a genius, and every time I have copied her nails, I have fallen in love with them and hate when I have to take the design off.
A few weeks ago, I came across this manicure on Nicole's Instagram and I immediately fell in love. I went to my stash because I really, really, really wanted to copy it, and realized I did not own a single dark blue cream polish. I'm not saying that she enabled me to buy polish, but she kind of did, and it was so worth it. I purchased the same blue polish she used which was OPI Eurso, Euro. Once I had the polish, it was time to use other similar colors in my stash and get to copying.
This is my first kitchen sink manicure and cannot wait to do more of these. For those of you who do not know what a kitchen sink mani is, it is a manicure which includes many different designs/techniques...you know everything but the kitchen sink. I believe Nicole made this up, shows how much of a genius she is.
Let's take a look! Notice my new watermark? Having lots of lil thief's on IG lately, so let's see if this deters them.
- OPI - OPI Eurso, Euro
- Julep - Robin
- Ulta - Snow White
- China Glaze - Fairy Dust
So pretty. Each nail was rather simple to do. I first started out with a base of OPI Eurso Euro on my pointer and pinkie, Robin on my ring finger and thumb, and Snow White on my middle finger.
OPI Eurso Euro is a gorgeous polish, with two coats, I had complete coverage. Mine applied smoothly and I didn't find myself having to smooth it out that much. The formula was a tad thin, but easily to work with. My polish kind of smelled a tad skunky, has anyone else had that problem?
Julep Robin and Ulta Snow White are perfect polishes as well. Robin is just pure gorgeousness, and I'm kind of sad that my bottle is getting a tad clumpy. I just went and purchased thinner in hopes to save it. When you add Fairy Dust to it, the polish becomes something amazing and brand new....love it. And well, I've already ranted about how much I love Snow White....if you don't have a bottle, head on out and purchase some!!
When all my nails were dried, I started doing my array of techniques. On the pointer and pinkie, I did the "scalloped tip" or "cloud design. For my thumb, I added multiple pieces of nail art tape and painted on two thin coats of Eurso Euro. I did the dreaded dot flowers on my ring finger, and was rather pleased with how they turned out. My middle polka dotted finger ended up being my favorite. I was shocked how perfect my dotting looked when it was completed. Thank you new dotting tools!!!
What do you think? Love, hate? Going to attempt in the same or different colors? Love or hate the kitchen sink manicures??
Here's to hoping my next post is not so unoriginal and a non-copy-cat mani!!! I was going to post these three days ago, but wanted to move up my Pac-Mans! Any ideas for me?? Send me a Tweet or message on Facebook!!! <3