Thursday, July 1, 2010

OPI Who the Shrek are You? and FIMO Nail Art Canes

I recently discovered really cute nail art using FIMO canes, and decided I wanted to try it out. I bought a bundle of nail art canes from Bundle Monster on Amazon, and sliced them as thin as I could using a razor blade and a cutting mat.

I applied a base coat of OPI Nail Envy, and three coats of OPI Who the Shrek are You?, followed by a diagonal french tip in white acrylic paint (which I would not recommend for full is very streaky) alternating the angle on every other nail. I used a dotting tool to place the polka dots over the white in Shrek green. After letting this dry, I placed a stripe of Seche Vite over the line of the two colors and placed the FIMO cane slices along it using tweezers. I then painted over the FIMO cane slices with Seche Vite, as well as the rest of the nail. After this dried completely, I painted one more top coat of Seche Vite over the entire nail.

Here are the results:

I have only had this on for one day. So far, none of the slices have budged. I'm not sure I will be able to keep this on, though. The flowers are a bit bulky and they definitely protrude - which feels strange when my other fingers graze it. I think my next attempt will have fewer cane slices on each nail.

Hope you like it!

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