October 30, 2012

Guest Blog: Clemson Manicure Tutorial

Hey, y'all!  I'm Bethany from Pitter and Glink.
I'm a wife, English teacher, blogger, lover of all things sparkly, want-to-be decorator, word-addict, and Clemson fan!  Today, I want to share my DIY Clemson manicure with y'all.
I started the process by buying these nail polishes.
From left to right:
Milani's Nail Art in Black Sketch
Wet n Wild's Fast Dry in Orange
Wet n Wild's Wild Shine in Sunny Side Up
Revlon's Nail Enamel in Impulsive
Sally Hansen's Insta-Dry Anti-Chip Top Coat
First, I painted all my nails except for my ring finger nails with the purple color.  (I must mention that the Revlon polish was definitely not my favorite.  It seemed to take a long time to dry without smudging.)
Next, I painted my ring finger nails with Sunny Side Up.
I painted over the orange with the glittery Wet n Wild orange polish.  Then I used the black nail art polish to create tiger stripes.  To create the stripes, get a little polish on the brush.  Starting on the edge of your nail, apply pressure and slide the brush while releasing the pressure.  This will create the thicker bottom and thinner top of the stripes.  (If you still aren't sure how to create the stripes with the nail art polish, you can search YouTube to find a video tutorial for zebra stripes.)
You can paint as many stripes as you want in any pattern you want.  Then wait two minutes and paint all your nails with the top coat.  (I never use any remover to clean up the edges of my nails unless I am leaving to go somewhere immediately after I paint them.   When I get in a hot shower, I'm always able to simply peel the paint off my skin.)
It is then mandatory that you cheer the Tigers on to victory by clapping and doing the motions to "Tiger Rag" with your freshly manicured nails!
If you like my DIY manicure, I'd love for you to stop by my blog and check out my other Clemson projects.  

If you'd like to follow along with all my crafty endeavors, you can find me on Facebook and Twitter.  I also have an Etsy shoppewhere I sell handmade signs and the occasional vintage item.  I had fun hanging out with y'all today!  
Go Tigers!


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