Good morning! Happy Monday!
This is a happy Monday for me because blink-182 tickets go on sale today. Well, pre-sale.
So I am happy yet also VERY STRESSED.
I'm at work! So I am relying on internet from other stores. I'm closing the store for a half hour, 15 minutes before the presale starts. Lol. I am not letting customers stop me from getting tickets!! (I am a good manager, hehe)
Tickets go on sale in about 3.5 hours. Not all the dates are on Ticketmaster yet. Only about half of them are showing up. (Which of course does not include my date.)
But I'm hopeful. New dates keep showing up every few minutes. They just need to get it done before 10:00AM Pacific!
Stressin'. (But also so excited.)
Okay, on to the nails!
These are some freakin cute nails I have to show you today.
After the success of my franken, Rebecca Likes Cupcakes, I realized I wanted to make one in green too.
But I didn't have any more supplies. And then it dawned on me.
I will make a glitter sandwich.
But, you may ask, how does a glitter sandwich work?
Well, dear readers, you put a layer of glitter polish between layers of a sheer or jelly polish. Like so:
So. Awesome. This is Milani Gems.
So cute and colorful and not harsh like the glitter is on it's own over light colors.
It's still nice without the sandwich... but so much better after.
So cute. Now I need sheer polishes in every color to keep doing this effect.
The color I'm using here is Essie's Turquoise and Caicos. I'm not sure if I just have a bad bottle, but it seriously took 5 coats for opacity.
That picture is 4 coats and it is still streaky as you can see. I left it streaky because I knew I would be adding another coat after the glitter.
For fun, I buried the glitter even further to see what that would look like.
It's still cool but I prefer only one coat on top of the glitter.
Next time I try this, I think I'll do 2 coats of color, one glitter, one color, one glitter, one color. That way there will be two levels of glitter and it will have more depth.
Love this so much. Try it out guys!
Oh, and I noticed that Turquoise and Caicos is like the non-"dirty" version of OPI's Mermaids Tears.
Mermaids Tears has that darker, murky, "dirty" quality to it while Turquoise and Caicos is just vibrant.
I like both but I'm not sure if I needed both.
Now I'm back to worrying about tickets. I'll let you guys know in my next post how I do :)