So, Kristin at The Manicured Monkey wanted some tips on how to sponge! This one is real easy!!!
First I paint my nails a base color. Usually the lightest color I am using, or if all my colors are pretty sheer, I use white. For this mani I used Color Club Yum Gum and Flormar U15.
Ok, so start off with a regular cheap kitchen sponge. I got this one in a 10 pack at the dollar store. Cut about 1/2 inch off the side, then cut about 1/4-1/2 inch off of that so you have a little square/rectangle.
Then take an old, cheap, crappy pair of tweezers that never worked right anyway and grab onto the sponge. Dab some polish onto your work area. Some people use the back of stamping plates. I have a dollar store placemat that you can see is well used and has polish all over it. Dab the sponge in the polish and dab off the excess. If only doing a double color design start with the outermost edge and work towards the middle. If doing 3 or more colors same principle just decide how you want it to be but work from lightest to darkest. If you use white as a base you just have to be a little careful about how you sponge it and keep the colors where you want them.
tee hee!!! baaaaaah. I really kinda loved this mani. I usually have the coolest carves pumpkins on the block. I've been lazy the last couple of weeks and didn't do one this year. :( which kinda bums me out, but oh well.
This is Creepy Pumpkin, Welcome to the Jungle, and black striper.
I don't know why I have gotten more and more into sponging these days. This mani is ok, it looks better irl than in the pics. Also, for some reason, I have rekindled my love for Zoya sparkles. :)
This is Ivanka, Mimi, and Edyta.
aaaaaaaaaaaand one playing with the lighting, I got a new bulb. I'm unsure if i like it yet...
(this picture was taken a day after, hence the tip wear and weirdly flaked off index finger because I "use it as a tool instead of a jewel.")
why yes, that is a Mandy Franken...Thanks for noticing!
WOW!!! this is beautiful! its a dark, vampy, lovely maroon with red and silver glitter...just beautiful.
These are the Coach polishes. I'd never seen coach polishes before. These are nice.
the brown and the light pink are 3 coats, the other 2 are only 2.
These are the pigments. my FIRST pigments!!!
(Ignore the wild brows. I am fully aware I need a waxing!)
Wonder Woman lipgloss!!!
I loved Wonder Woman as a kid. I was always lassoing my brother with my Lasso of Truth!
I am falling more and more in love with MAC lipgloss!!!
This one is Athena's Kiss
So that was it, that was my awesome Halloween swap with Mandy!!!
Oh, bonus pic...So I have been becoming increasingly bored with my hair, I needed a change. I am not one to CUT my hair, I usually change it in any other way. I have not colored my hair since 09 when I dyed it pink. I'll do it pink again soon, possibly in spring. Anyway, this is a before/after.
So while hopped up on Benadryl I kept seeing these AWESOME manis in my head...I wrote them down, to the best of my ability. (most were in my sleep) This is one of the ones that looked SOOOOOOO much better in my head. It's not HORRIBLE, it's just not as good as it looked while looped out on benadryl. :)