Winery Weekend Nails

Hey everyone, I'm just back from a wonderful weekend away with my family in wine country and I just couldn't wait to share with you the nails I sported for my time away!

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This is a look using three Indigo Bananas holo polishes the fall collection (note, these were originally sent for review which I did here) and made a skittle look using decals and gradients.

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To create this look I used a gradient of Indigo Montoya, Rhythm & Booze and Polish of Unusual Quality on my thumb, middle and pinkie fingers and used the same three colors to create the decals on my index and ring fingers.

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Creating the decals definitely took work, but I think the payoff was great! To start I broke out my UberChic Beauty Uber Mat and painted two coats of the Zoya top coat I had laying around. I find using regular top coat works best for decals because it doesn't flake away as easily.

Once the top coat was dried (like 5 minutes) I stamped the image from the LilyAnna Plate 10 from Messy Mansion using my Rica Blackout polish and then very carefully using a fine nail art brush I filled in randomly each opening using the three colors.

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Once I finished one decal, I painted a fresh coat of Indigo Montoya on nail I wanted the decal on and while it was still wet, I placed the decal on the nail using tweezers. Now the decal was obviously bigger than my nail, so once I gently placed the decal in the spot I wanted it, I used acetone and my clean up brush to make the edges adhere to the nail and to clean up the extra decal. The decal will look a bit cloudy until a top coat goes on top (after clean up) but it looks AMAZING when it is completely finished.

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So I know the lighting isn't the greatest for this shot and I maaaaaaay have been a bit tipsy when taking this shot, but I wanted to show you my nails and my wine of course. I had a great time in Paso Robles with my family, we were celebrating my dad's birthday and we went wine tasting and stayed at this awesome ranch house in Templeton where we encountered cows, horses, tarantulas, gorgeous sunsets and just an all around pleasant peacefulness.

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It was a great weekend, and I've got another family filled one in store this coming week. My cousin is getting hitched in the woods this weekend and so I'll no doubt have another fun look to share with you soon! Hope you all had great weekends as well!
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