“What on earth are you talking about?!” I hear you say.
Well I just popped over to the other 3 bloggerable ladies who are doing the storybook challenge with me and I am so super impressed with what they came up with for this weeks challenge: Cinderella.
In case you didnt know, we are doing a challenge where we choose a childrens storybook every week to centre our DIY and Crafts around it. Last week we did Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
For this weeks challenge I knew I wanted to do something with a shoe. Right?
I mean, Cinderalla = Shoes. Duh.
Everyone knows that shoes play a big role in the life of Cindy, as they should.
So for this mani I started off with my Catrice base coat to protect my nails and then applied 2 coats of Essence The Gel 37 Serendipity which is a pretty grey color. I then applied 1 coat of Essence 104 Sweet as candy.
Once this was dry I applied the Sinful Colors Love Sprinkles, making sure I got 2 heart decals on my ring finger. You’ll spot the same polish on my pinky, pointy and thumb, only applied to the top of my nail to give it a gradient finish. It looks nice, ne?
I printed a drawing of the shoe I wanted to trace, on a page in the exact size I needed it to be.
Then I put a piece of clear plastic over the drawing, making sure it was held together firmly in place.
I then proceeded to paint a few coats of Essence The Gel 06 Space Queen on the plastic, over the drawing, to create a thick film. Once that dried (it took a while), I used a thin nail art brush and a nice purple polish, from Woolworths Paint called Fashion Passion, to trace out the shoe drawing onto the plastic (over the Space Queen canvas).
I let it all dry and began to peel the sticker from the plastic and literally stuck it onto my nail.