I'm terribly sorry for disappearing for a whole week again! *ashamed* The course has turned out to be much more hectic than I had thought. I even had to attend a practice workshop over the saturday - which saw me sleeping for less than 2 hours the night before just so I could prepare for it. -.-|| I slept for more than 12 hours after that and still felt exhausted. Looks like it's true that we can never repay our sleep debt!
Anyway, I didn't have the time to do any swatches so here's an old mani that I've tried for another Instagram contest held a while ago.
I decided to try this straw mani after seeing Lindsey's at Neverland Nail Blog. First, I painted a white color and topped it off with one coat of OPI Barre My Soul for a slightly tinted vintage look. To make the circles, I dropped a drop of polish on a piece of cardboard and dipped one end of the straw into the polish before 'stamping' it on my nails in a rolling motion (to follow the curves of the nail). Just be careful to make sure that there is no polish bubble at the end of the straw before you stamp or you will get a gigantic blob / dot on your nails! You can experiment with different sizes of straw and colors to get a more varied look.
I love how simple it is to create such a retro and fun look! I wore this for almost a week and received a quite a few compliments ^_^ I must say it is definitely very attention grabbing - a lady stared at my nails not-so-discreetly for almost the whole of my train ride! lol!
So what do you think of this mani?
p.s. If you love doing nail art, do remember to participate in our first ever nail art contest to win some exciting prizes! Contest ends 31 July so what are you waiting for? ;)