As many of you know, October is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness and Depression Awareness represented by the pink and green ribbon respectively. With this in mind I created this mani collaborating these colors to show that I do care for these two causes. I am no expert so I shall not bombared you with my ramblings. But if you want to know more on these two illnesses, I would suggest heading on to the breastcancer.org
and (since I couldn’t find any official websites for depression awareness) Scrangie’s very well written post
on depression for more details.
This is my first attempt at a more complicated tape mani. I used this
video from Sophie of My Awesome Beauty as my guide and I think the final result came out quite well!
I’m gonna keep it short and sweet from here and just let the photos do the talking 😀
The colors I used on my left hand are Skin Food Pedicure Sparkle in Silver, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Baviphat Baby Blue, Essie Mint Candy Apple, China Glaze For Audrey, and OPI Mermaids Tears
And for my right hand I decided to switch it up and do a pink version! Colors I used are Skin Food Pedicure Sparkle in Silver, OPI Alpine Snow, Nature Republic Baby Pink, Baviphat Light Pink, OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender and OPI That’s Hot Pink.
I kinda ‘cheated’ on the right hand. As you can see it looks quite simple compared to the left hand. The most sections per finger is only 4 as opposed to 5 on the left hand. Who knew one finger could make such a difference!
One more shot of my left hand.
And last but not least, both ‘claws’ side by side 😀
I met up with two of my friends right after I painted them the last time and guess what comments I got from them
Ewww, why did you paint your nails like that?! They look ugly!
My, my, what zombie nails you have!
Needless to say I was a little disappointed because I did my very best to get the polka dots looking as neat as I could make them. Apparently the red polish reminded one of them of blood hence the reference to the zombies.
Anyways I redid my nails, this time to a light blue with silver tips. I used Color Waltz BL503 a light blue from Nature Republic, Which really reminded me of Cinderella’s dress in the Disney Cartoon, as the base and topped it up with Pedicure Sparkle #3 Sparkle Silver from Skin Food on the tips. And to finish it all I used Seche Vite Quick Dry top coat.
Please excuse the messy clean up 😦
I must be only person ever to smudged my nails even with Seche Vite!
And guess what my friend had to say about this manicure – It still looks like Zombie nails !