Sunday, 30 October 2011

Extreme Claw!!!

You've already seen my first edition of claw nails this season. I loved them for their creativeness and practicality, but I knew I wanted to do something a bit outrageous for my second rendition. When I thought "claw," nothing said it like nail extensions.  I spent the last week researching how to apply acrylic nails at home and decided to give it a go. A trend in the nail world is stiletto nails, that is what these are!  Working with acrylic was tricky, and the whole process got harder the more nails I had finished on my fingers.  I persevered.  I'll say, for my first attempt, I did a pretty good job!  (Though, I probably will never do it again. My house stunk something fierce!).   Unlike my original claw nails, these nails are completely impractical!  In fact, I had to use Dragon Dictation in order to help me write this blog post.  Either way, as I loved my first claws, I love these as well.  They went great with my costume.  Good thing they will be coming off after they rock today for Halloween.  Have a great day!

 Claw with the paw:

I used to No Lift Nails Pro Kit for the acrylic system with Terrific Tips Classic Oval Nail Tips for nail extension tips.  I filed the tips into points before applying them. Once the manicure was cured and filed to exactness, they were ready to be painted.  I used three coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather and on top use LA Splash Cosmetic Glitter Splash in Rockstar from their Halloween 2011 collection.  Seche Vite sealed the entire look.

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