Friday, 16 May 2014

Cocktail Manicures - No.1 Tequila Sunrise Manicure - with Born Pretty Fimo Fruit Pieces

I was recently sent a lovely collection of fruit shaped fimo pieces to review from Born Pretty Store, and with a stroke of luck the sun has just begun to show its face over here in the UK. It's actually a beaming hot lovely day, so I thought it would be a great time to start a season of Cocktail themed manicures to celebrate the sunshine. First up a Tequila Sunrise. 

Cocktail Manicure - Tequila Sunrise 

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail
Photo By Theculinarygeek

Tools
Base Coat - Seche Restore
White Nail polish - Seche Porcelain
Neon Orange Polish - China Glaze  - Sun Worshiper from China Glaze Poolside Collection
Neon Yellow Polish - China Glaze - Yellow Polka Dot Bikini from China Glaze Poolside Collection
Glitter Polish - China Glaze - Snow Globe from China Glaze Let it Snow Collection
Top Coat - Seche Vite
Wooden Hoof Stick
Dotting Tool
Bit of Sponge

Born Pretty 3D fruit pieces

The fruit pieces come in a lovely little box, with a see through hole you just slide round to take out the piece of fruit you desire. For my first manicure I went with the orange pieces.

How
  • Apply Base Coat
  • Apply 1 coat of Seche Porcelain (a white base always helps Neon colours apply more even and opaque)
  • Allow to dry
  • Apply 2 coats of China Glaze Sun Worshiper, one great thing about neon polishes is they tend to dry quicker than normal nail polish, which is great for a gradient manicure
  • Using a sponge gradually apply China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini to achieve a gradient effect
  • Once Dry Carefully apply China Glaze Snow Globe to the tips for your sugar sprinkle effect.
  • Apply Seche Vite and allow nails to dry completely


Applying Fimo Oranges
  • Apply a tiny spot of Seche Vite where you want the nail decal to go
  • Using a hoof stick carefully apply the fimo piece on the nail
  • Using the dotting tool carefully press down the edges of the decal so it adheres strongly to the nail bed
  • Apply Seche Vite to seal the decal

I have to admit, I didn't think this manicure would last more than a day or two, but I'm onto day 4 and all the fimo pieces are still in tact :) I absolutely love these little fruit pieces, they can really spice up a summer manicure, and are going to be a vital part of my cocktail themed manicure season.  Here's a few more piccies :D




Depending on how you use these you could get 12-20+ manicures from them. They are so easy to apply, and top coat really holds them in place so you'll get more than a few days wear from them :D If you would like to try out these Fruit Decals click here They are only $1.79 for 120 pieces, and if you do decide to try them don't forget to use the 10% off code below :D


Anyway hope you've enjoyed the first part of Cocktail Manicures Season, there will be more to come :D

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