Saturday, June 9, 2012

14: Something Glamorous: Turning Eye Dust into a Mani

 This hit me like a ton of bricks today. Why have a I never thought of it before? I have a couple of Jesse's Girl Eye Dust's & only break them out on special occasions. I have been eying that caviar manicure for weeks now & while looking through blogs online, I seen a post about Jesse's Girl Eye Dust's & then it hit me! I could put that on my freaking nails!

It's quite simple really. Paint your nails whatever color you desire. In this case I used L'Oreal's Club Prive. I I am also using Jesse's Girl Eye Dust in Pixie Dust

  • This polish color is pretty sheer and while I painted around 5 coats on every nail, I only did 2 coats on the nail I was going to put the eye dust on, aka my bling finger. 
  • Once that dries, paint your top coat on. Your only going to want to wait around 15 seconds for the top coat to dry because you don't want it to dry fully. Just enough so it is slightly dry but also tacky enough to hold the eye dust in place. 
  • Then, grab a brush you never use & dip it in your eye dust (or any loose pigment) 
  • Now, carefully put it in your nail(s) in a dabbing motion. Don't use a painting motion. It will mess up your nails!
  • Add another top coat once that dries fully. 
  • Show off your nails! Tell everyone you thought of it all by yourself! I wont tell : )

The Paint job you see is one that was done a day before. The Pixie Dust I done an hour before the pictures. As you can see L'Oreal's polish as already chipped. Not too bad but I mean c'mon!

It's Alex's birthday tonight so we are having a bon fire here. Alex's birthday always marks to the start of summer to us. Mine always marks the end, Oct. 8th. I guess it works out perfectly! What are you guys doing tonight? Anything fun? As always, thank you so much for stopping by!

Have you ever thought of anything wildly creative such as this?!
What's on your Nails?

sending lots of creative Pixie Dust your way,


Dewaaaaaaaaaaaa said...

This works so well, makes me wish I'd kept my eye dusts now! I threw them away as I never wore them on my eyes, should have kept them for this!


Erica J said...

aw that sux! why does it seem that that always happens? I throw something away I haven't used in uears & come the next day, I needed it! haha! if you have any other loose pigments it would work though. the eye dusts are only a couple bucks anyways. you can just grab one to try it!

Jayme and Mendi said...

So pretty and would have never thought to do this!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Elle Sees said...

Yes, I did a post on this! I used a sparkly shadow and turned it into polish.

Erica J said...

Jayme & Mendi: try it, girls! if anyone asks, I dont exist! you thought of it all by your self (: lol

Elle: did you?!?! omg how did I miss that? Ill have to look it up. I am always up on your blog too lol

Tiffany @ Life as a Southern girl said...

Very pretty! I'm really into blue polishes right now.

MariaSelf said...

that's an awesome idea!! thank you, Erica!

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