Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Accent Nail...All the Others are Green with Envy

Why does the pointer finger get all the attention?

Because ring finger's busy holding rings, pinky's too little, middle man is...well you know, and a thumb pointing something out? That's too ambiguous.

Above all else when it comes to keeping your nails nice-make sure your pointer looks good. It's the one people see the most.

Last week I was going to go with a simple yellow for my nails, but I got distracted walking into Target. Maybelline has had a line out of "Color Show" nail polishes for a little while now and as I was looking at the shade of yellow they had to offer, a green caught my eye ("Green with Envy" to be precise...now do you get the title?).

I've seen this shade on other people and loved it but never thought it was something I would go for, oh boy was I wrong. I love love love this shade.
And I have to say, Maybelline's got game.

Ok, so first let me explain the accent nail. Last time I did an accent nail I decided by the end of the week, I wasn't crazy about it (maybe I need to not be so hasty with that, ha!).

I do, however, like the idea of doing patterns and I definitely don't want to try and reach perfection ten times. This little stand alone puppy happened by mistake. I had little to no faith in Maybelline's ability to produce a solid shade with the first application so I brushed a white onto my nail to start off.

Then I thought, "maybe I should try the color by itself on my next nail", and sure enough they pack a lot of pigment into their polish. I was then left with one white nail. I'm infatuated with all things chevron right now, so I took my nail art pen and first did the pattern in a silver then traced over it in black. I would totally recommend this as the silver was really light and if any mistakes were made that was the time to make them.

By the time I painted over it with black I had reached perfection.

Two thumbs up for this $3 polish that has lasted-chip free-for a full week, and one accent finger raised to doing an accent finger...the others are just going to have to get over it ;)

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