Sally Hansen Salon Complete Manicure Black Diamond

    Good morning, Dear Reader!

    Today I decided to have a little fun with some Swarovski crystals I recently got.

    I started with a base of Sally Hansen Salon Complete Manicure Black Diamond. It took three coats, and still wasn't quite as opaque as I would like. This picture is under a halogen light, as the sun's just really coming out now. It has a pretty cool shimmer.

    Sally Hansen Salon Complete Manicure
    Sally Hansen Salon Complete Manicure Black Diamond Nail Polish, Three Coats

    I topped it with Diamont, waited a few minutes, then started adding the crystals. I've never used crystals before, so I had to figure it out as I went. What ended up being the quickest way to get them on there was to pour a little puddle of nail glue on a notepad, pick each crystal up with a tweezers and dip the back of it in the puddle of glue, and place it on the nail. It took me about ten minutes to get all of these on. Then I added another coat of Diamont so the stones don't snag on things. By then, the sun was out a bit, so this picture is in indirect sunlight.

    Sally Hansen Salon Complete Manicure Nail Polish
    Sally Hansen Salon Complete Manicure Black Diamond Nail Polish, Three Coats, with Red and Clear Swarovski Crystals

    The little crystals are actually red, but the light of the second picture washed everything out and they look a little orange to me there (probably because everything outside is white!).

    It's no great work of art, but I'd call it a successful first shot at using the little stones. I'll find out how big a hassle they are to remove - I'm guessing not too terribly bad if I use pure acetone on that nail.

    That's what I have for you for now, Dear Reader. Until next time, love and nail polish to you!


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