Saturday, June 6, 2015

Shave Ice

Shave Ice Nails

Here on the mainland, people might say "snow cone" or "shaved ice," but in Hawaii, the proper term is SHAVE ice...no "d."  Growing up, I probably ate shave ice more than ice cream, so I was super excited to see a shave ice design on the new +Bundle Monster "Local Kine" plate set from the Polynesia collection.

I actually had to paint over the stamped design, which is why it looks more hand painted than stamped.  I forgot how much that purple polish bleeds (even through multiple coats of Seche Vite), so it turned my stamping a dark purple.  So with that said, you may not want to use the same dark purple that I did, unless you are okay fixing up the stamping.

Nail Polish

Polish Used:
  • Sinful Colors - Let's Talk
  • Sinful Colors - Neon Melon
  • Blackheart Beauty - Violet with Blue Glitter
  • Maybelline Color Show - Pink Shock
  • Kleancolor - Chunky Holo Bluebell
  • Bundle Monster Stamping Lacquer - Angelic White
Other Supplies:
  • Bundle Monster stamping plate - Polynesia BM-XL103
  • Rubber stamper
  • Large round studs - white, hot pink, and neon yellow

This colorful design is fairly simple to create.  All you need are some basic stamping skills and you're all set.  To create this look:
  1. Apply the base colors - thumb and ring finger in Let's Talk, index in white, middle in Violet with Blue Glitter, pinky in Pink Shock.
    Base Colors
  2. Paint a few coats of Neon Melon on the index finger.  The white polish helps the neon color pop since it is a thin polish.  Also apply a couple coats of Chucky Holo Bluebell to the pinky to add some glitter.
    Yellow and Glitter Nails
  3. Use white stamping polish to stamp the shave ice design (BM-XL103) on the ring finger.
    Stamped Nail
  4. Use the leadlight technique to color in the shave ice with Neon Melon and Pink Shock.
    Leadlight Shave Ice Nail
  5. Add a neon yellow stud to the base of the thumb, a hot pink stud on the index, and a white stud on the pinky.
    Stud Nails

These nails are definitely ready for summer.  I'm in love with the bright neon colors!  And the theme definitely put me in the mood for some guava shave ice.  I need an electric shave ice maker...although the hand crank is a good arm workout.
Snow Cone Nails
 

 I couldn't decide it I liked the pool, or the grass background better, so I'm posting both.
Shave Ice Nails

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