Monday, April 15, 2013

Dior Tutu & Gris Trianon

During my last giveaway there was an overwhelming request for me to do nail art and tutorials.  Since I am a newbie at art and have never done tutorials I will start slow and simple.  Here is one of my first attempts at something other than just pairing and painting.  Let me know what you think!

I really wanted to use some of my new and unloved Diors so I pulled out Tutu and Gris Trianon which debuted recently with the Spring Cherie Bow Collection.  I started with 3 coats of Tutu.  Tutu is a very light "baby girl" pink with a hint of shimmer.  I didn't see the shimmer on the nail at all, so it was either so light I couldn't see it or it just didn't translate on the nail.  Light colors like this give me problems and I found Tutu to be a tab streaky, hence needing 3 coats to even it all out.  But it still looked very lovely and I would certainly wear it again.  I waited for Tutu to dry completely before starting the art.  To make the stripes I used striping tape and carefully laid down 3 pieces to make the stripes.  I then used Gris Trianon, a medium greige with a pink undertone.  I used 1 coat and it was smooth, creamy and easy to apply.  I carefully pulled off the striping tape when the polish was still wet.  If you wait until the polish is dry you will likely pull off chunks of polish along with the tape.  I finished it off with one layer of topcoat. 

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