"How long did it take to do those??"
So for this blog post, I set out to take pictures with my watch as I went through making this design - Royal Flush Poker Nails. Here's a peek at the finished design:
Alrighty - here we go...
8:45 pm - I sketched out my design on paper before I began. I don't always do this, but since I wasn't sure at first where this was going, I started with pencil and paper. I sketched out several designs before deciding on the Royal Flush.
8:50 pm - Foil Method. I put acetone on half a cotton ball on top of each nail, then wrapped in foil. This makes removing polish a breeze! I leave the foil on for about 5 minutes, then gently twist each foil covering and pull to remove polish. Then I touch-up any corners or sides where polish is tricky to remove.
9:00 pm - Clean Nails!!
9:05 pm - (sorry, no clock) I use an old toothbrush to clean out extra 'gunk' hiding under my nails and get them nice and clean before putting on new polish.
9:15 pm - Base coat. I use Sally Hansen Double Duty. After the base coat, I let it dry really well before adding polish.
9:25 pm - First coat of Wet n Wild Shine French Creme. And then drying time...
9:30 pm - Second coat of French Creme...then lots of drying time....
9:50 pm - Black card outline with Kiss Nail Art Paint in black and a few spots with white to cover up my "oops". I think this was the hardest part of the whole thing! I'm still getting used to the way striping brushes work, so making the slightly rounded edges of the cards was a bit of a trick.
10:00 pm - Just finished painting on the Hearts on my left hand (using my dominant right hand) using Pure Ice Crimson and toothpicks
10:10 pm - Just finished painting the Spades on my right hand (using my non-dominant left hand) using Wet n Wild Black Creme and toothpicks
10:20 pm - Finished painting green outside the cards with Wet n Wild Fast Dry Sage in the City and a small brush on both hands
10:30 pm - Finished putting a second coat of Sage in the City on both hands. Then I used a cotton ball dipped in acetone to clean-up around the edges. Let it dry for quite a while, then added a topcoat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
11:00 pm - DONE!
So......"How long did it take you to do that?" Just over 2 hours!! But most of the "time" is spent just waiting for things to dry!
Wanna see more pictures of this one??? GO HERE NEXT!