Thursday, December 31, 2009

NYE mani- LA Girl Rock Star Addict


Please excuse the state of my cuticles! I did my own fill yesterday and got too aggressive with the file. Also, I did a quick clean-up just before taking pictures. I did a pretty good job as an amateur.
Mani started off with 1 coat Sally Hansen Rapid Red over Diamond Cosmetics Super Base.

See what real reds do to my hands? Yuck!
Anyway... 2 coats of LA Girl Rock Star, Addict over the red looked so much better!
1 coat SV
Played around with my Konad and Fauxnad with swatches of Addict on plastic, but ended up using multi-sized Holo dots I got from Michaels. Edit** These holo dots are flat stickers! I've used these before, and I love them! They look like faceted jewels because each dot is framed in gold, much like a jewel setting.
I used Orly angled tip guides to help with dot placement.
2 more coats of SV.

On my way to work now.
Happy New Year Readers!!!


Heather said...

Gorgeous! I love Addict, it is an awesome color. The rhinestones are snazzy, great manicure!

EvilAngel said...

Gorgeous color and I love the jewels!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Heather!
The rhinestones are actually flat holo stickers that look very 3D.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Andrea!

nihrida said...

I love that bright red, but you're right. Darker shades look even better on you. It's a great idea to use stickers. I love it!

Heather said...

I tagged you on my blog!

tartofraises said...

<span>hello ! where do you buy these stickers ??!!! I love them !!!

brittanyhocake said...

I'm so glad I ran across this post! When I saw this, I got to Michaels as quickly as I could and bought some of these and am soooo glad I did. I just did a mani with them (only on my ring finger right now) and they look pretty awesome!

JQ said...

Superglitz!  Can't wait tog et my hands on some of these stickers!  Just discovered your blog and I'll be coming back for more! Cheers!