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...Just Like I Love My Diamonds

Sunday, June 23, 2013nail a college drop out

I've been trying to get back into more detailed nail art and techniques I haven't tried before so why not start now?

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Last week I was sitting at my desk at work trying to do a gradient sans the cosmetic wedge using just the nail polish brushes. That turned out to be an epic fail by the way. But alas greatness came from that failure! And here's how i did it! I started with one thin coat followed by one thick-ish coat of Barielle Magna Cum Laude, while still wet I stippled Straight A and High Marks from the tip to the middle of my nail.

 L-R Magnum Cum Laude, Straight A, and High Marks

I let it dry only to the touch while still being dentable. I then pressed the colors down and slightly pushed them around on my nails. To smooth the texture of my newly mushed nails and applied a layer of top coat.

Now for the nail art! For the diamonds I used Dare To Wear Flawless White and Wet n Wild Wild Shine Black Creme. Curious about the technique I used to paint the diamonds? See this step by step tutorial from Nailed It!

Magnum Cum Laude, Straight A, and High Marks are part of the Barielle Brilliant collection available as a 5-pack for $25 or as individual shades for $8 each on

Diamonds are forever. Foreva eva, foreva eva, foreva eva!
Tune in. Drop out. Love polish.
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