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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Flakie Layers

Man oh man are my nails in bad shape.  This post and the next, my nails are all sorts of different lengths. I needed to keep some longer for the next post.  Trust I will be cutting them down to tiny nubs later today.  I have several cracked ones held together by polish and some that just won't grow. I hate when nails are not all the same length.

Enough griping about that!  This is going to be a quick post today. The sun has not been out in days and I was in a hurry to get this mani done.  It's not one of my better ones, but the end result is pretty cool.

When I went to find the bottles for this post, one was missing and I couldn't find it. Finally, under a dresser there it was.  One of my cats, and I'm sure it was Checkers, decided it would make a fun toy.

Here is the silly bottle shot.

This is Joe Fresh Khaki and Caramel, Finger Paints Flecked and Rescue Beauty Lounge Moxie.

I started with alternating Khaki and Caramel, kind of a palette cleanser for me.  Here are the starting shots.

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Ignore the bumps and dents!  Next I added a layer of Moxie, which I have never tried before. Didn't realize it would cover this base so much.  It's a golden shimmer.  Here is that step.

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You can still tell this is caramel and green, but had I known, I would have used something else.  No matter.  I'd forgotten all about my flakies and recently a lot of blogs have been showing them again. So I grabbed out Flecked and added two layers to this.  Here is that step.

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This Moxie completely changes the color of Flecked.  In the bottle, you see green flakies, this looks pinkish green to me and I find this very cool indeed.  I topped it off with my funky in the original base color.  Here are the results.

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Close Up

I am loving how these flakies look!  I thought I had ruined this with the layer of Moxie, but I didn't.  How awesome and simple is this?

Now let me go cry as I chop my nails off.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?