Saturday, September 24, 2011

OPI Funkey Dunkey and Mad as a Hatter




After my last go at glitter tips, I decided to buy some of those PVC stencil things (off ebay) and try doing it properly. This is the result! The base is funkey dunkey (two coats) with two coats of mad as a hatter and two coats of lumos, to try and smooth out the gritty tide mark where the glitter met the creme. The Alice glitters are my absolute favourites - Burlesque really didn't tickle my pickle in comparison - and I'm terrified of using them up, so I like the fact that I can wear them as tips and not waste them quite so much (since both seem to chip on me when worn as full manis, meaning I usually only get two or three days' wear).






Funkey dunkey is a great 'Cadbury' purple. I just love mad as a hatter - the glitter is so bright and cheerful. Interestingly, I see the purple most in the bottle (it lives with my purple polishes) but wearing it over purple seems to bring the silver out more. I had a hell of a time doing this mani, though. I left the base for a couple of hours before stenciling. I don't know if the base wasn't thoroughly dry, or if the stencils are just vicious, because removing them pulled huge chunks of purple off on about 50% of the nails. Fortunately it's a thick cream so I touched up the bare patches in two coats and was able to cover the join marks with top coat, but it was a total PITA. So next time I will sleep on the base coat and be careful not to stick the stencils too hard.




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20 comments:

jennafroggy said...

Nice combo. I love that purple, and pretty much any glitter makes me happy, lol. I have found with those manicure stickers that it really depends on the polish you are wearing and that it has to be super, duper dry.

Kimberly said...

It is a colorful and carefree look. These two pairings is PERFECT!!!

Fashion Footing said...

Pretty! I love Mad As A Hatter.... I need to find a bottle of this mythical polish!

NY*NAIL*DIVA said...

Very pretty! I have a new design to try!

Rebecca said...

What a lovely purple, and MAAH is just so pretty <3 x

Elizedge said...

try using regular package tape (the clear stuff) and press it on the back of your hand a couple times, it's less sticky that way- Nailside here: http://nailside.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html is the tape goddess, she has all the tips!

Sonoma Bento said...

Love this combo, sorry I didn't pick up Mad as a Hatter when I had the chance. And thanks to Elizedge for the tips on tape manis! I never knew that idea about putting the tape on the back of your hand!!

lackynails said...

Love the combo, must try something similar!

Sminkan said...

Beautiful nails and mani. Very nice combination.

The Lacquered Lady said...

Oh I love this combo! It really screams Mardis Gras to me. This is what I hoped the Muppet glitters would look like...

imfeelingnail-venturous said...

Loving those glitter tips with that polish!

gnoma said...

They match perfectly!!! Goooood combo! ;D

Sia said...

Love it! XOXO

Alexisaurus said...

I am kicking myself in the butt for not getting Mad As A Hatter.! I would do anything for it. I like this mani a lot!

xoxox

gnoma said...

@alexisaurus: exists a dupe for mad as a hatter, if you are interested in this shade: FUNKY FINGERS - ICICLE LIGHTS ;)

Jonique said...

Great combo. I may try this with bigger glitter.

Lucy said...

Love Mad as a Hatter. Such wonderful glitter. Love this being used for the tips. I had no idea that there were PVC stencils. Interesting. Good thing you were able to patch up your manicure. All that work & patches pulled up. Your nails look so pretty. Love the last photo!

MissDoll said...

I don't like this glittery by its own but a funky french looks fab. ;)

beachgal said...

I need to get a new bottle of Funky - I wonder how much they are going for on the secondary market now??? I used mine a lot and then mixed the rest into a franken. Not one of my wiser moves.

Maay Ferreira said...

Aaaaaaaaah que lindo *-*
AMEI,AMEI,AMEI... Não tenho os OPI mas tenho outros esmaltes parecidos daqui do Brasil, vou tentar fazer igual.
Ficou perfeito!

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