Mara’s Birthday nail art month – DAY 3

Mara's Birthday nail art month

DAY 3

Hello everyone,

welcome to the third day of my Birthday nail art month.

Since I want to show you something different everyday, I decided for statement nails today.
I don’t know if I told you, but I really like Beyoncé. I saw her live last year in May and it was amazing. I guess I don’t have to tell you that I went nuts when she secretly dropped her visual Album.

Today’s nail art is inspired by one of the songs and the video to it. The song is called “Blow” and the video is super fun and bright with lots of neon colors. If I am not mistaken, they even used Ciaté’s corrupted neon kit on all the girls on set.

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I can not begin to tell you how excited I was to try out my new Ciaté kit (corrupted neons). As you know, I bought the one with the yellow polish and the loos yellow glitter. This was also the perfect chance to try out some of the glitter I bought in January at Micheal’s Arts and Crafts during my stay in New York.

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The only actual polish I used was the one from the kit, it’s PP065 – big yellow taxi.

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What else I used? Glitter, tons of it^^

  • Ciaté – megaphone – neon glitter
  • Michael’s Arts and Crafts – Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set- Peacock
  • Michael’s Arts and Crafts – Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set – Muse
  • Michael’s Arts and Crafts – Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set – Bubblegum
  • Michael’s Arts and Crafts – Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set – Emerald

You can get the whole Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set here. It was $ 29,99.

This manicure is actually pretty simple. I started by applying two coats of PP065 – big yellow taxi and let it dry in between the two coats.

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The second coat was applied one nail at a time, because while the polish was still wet I applied the yellow neon glitter. Make sure to use something under the nail while applying the glitter so you can put the glitter back using a funnel. I always use a small plastic tray that was the packaging of other Ciaté kits. When all the nails are covered in glitter, take a wide fan brush to brush off the access glitter.

Let everything dry and take a nice liquid clear top coat afterwards. I used an very thin paintbrush which I trimmed myself to apply the clear polish. Again, one nail at a time, I wrote a B, an L, the O and the W for BLOW each time using a different glitter and putting it on top. You really have to be sure that the polish below and the yellow glitter are dry, else you will ruin the whole Manicure.
For me it worked very well as you can see and I really love the result.
I did not use a top coat for this but you probably should if you plan on wearing it for longer. You can also use the “black light” top coat which came with this kit.

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How do you like this Manicure?
Let me know in the comments, I am excited to hear your feedback.

Have a great night

Mara

☆『マラ』☆

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