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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Photos from Wine/Nail Night: My friends' nails!

I had quite a lot of ladies show up for this week's wine/nail night. In case you're just tuning in, each Tuesday night, I host a little get together at my home. We drink wine, I paint the ladies' nails, and we chit chat next to a fire outside. It's a night I look forward to with my girlfriends each week. Especially since I'm a hermit. :) 
So here's the designs I did this week. 
Carrie's Nails:


Lacie's Nails


Raelynn's Nails


Jessica's Nails



Jackie's Nails



Michelle's Nails



Kim's Nails



My polish got messed up. :( So I'll be changing my polish a little pre-maturely. 


Look at this mess!!! I need to stop being such a slob. 

Here is my nail painting procedure plus the top and base coats I use on everyone:  
  1. Coat fingertips in cuticle remover 
  2. Push back cuticles with a spoon
  3. Wash hands and scrub nail beds well with a nail brush
  4. Use nippers to cut away hangnails or torn cuticles (if necessary)
  5. Shape nails with clippers (if necessary)
  6. Use a fine grain natural nail buffer to rough up the nails and smooth the free edge of the nail
  7. 1 coat Orly Nail Defense to strengthen
  8. 1 coat Orly Nail Armor to smooth the nail and fill ridges 
  9. 2 coats or more of  desired polish
  10. 1 coat of Seche Vite
  11. Add oil to cuticles
  12. 5 minutes of dry time in front of a fan
  13. Wash oil off of hands with soap and water
  14. Add nail art or designs
  15. Clean nail beds with acetone and a small slanted paint brush. 
  16. Seal in design and protect polish with a thick coat of Gelous
  17. 5 more minutes of dry time in front of the fan 
Sounds long, but it's not. I get a lot of compliments on how thick I make people's nails and how long their polish stays on. So I thought I would post my typical procedure. And no worries about wet nails. Everyone leaves with their nails dry and perfectly painted. I credit this to oiling the nail beds using a good fast dry topcoat and making the ladies take drying time in front of a fan.

Here's all the polishes used in the creation of these manis: 


I go through a lot of cuticle oil: moisturize, moisturize, moisturize...

So what do you think of these designs? Which is your favorite? 
Do you have any get-together's like this with your friends? 


9 comments:

  1. Hahaha, looks you guys had a lot of fun - and I cannot wait to get "Apple" :)

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  2. What fun!!! I wish I had a girls night in like that!

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  3. These all look great! I would do one of each on each finger LOL
    Wish I lived in your area.... these nights look like so much fun!!!

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  4. So much fun! I love seeing these weekly posts! It is the next best thing to being able to actually come to your party :)

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  5. I love all the stars on green, those are really cute!

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  6. Thanks for all the kind words ladies! You should do something like this. Even if it's by yourself. Because quite frankly, even if nobody came, I'm a-okay with having a wine/nail painting night regardless who it's with. But I am fortunate to have such wonderful friends. ;)

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