Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Recent NOTD: Sally Hansen Puppytooth

I was once again overdue for a pedicure (I'd worn Wet 'n' Wild Megalast Wet Cement for a couple/few weeks, then gone bare for while), so it seemed like a good time to try another pattern of the Sally Hansen Pedicure Salon Effects strips. If you missed my previous outing with these, you can see Snake Rattle & Roll here—there are toes in that post, which I understand some people like to be warned about. This time I tried Puppytooth, the black and white houndstooth check. As before, doing my toes didn't take nearly the whole package, and I didn't want to waste the leftovers, so I did my fingers, too.

If you want to see the toes, click over to Flickr; the distortion you see on my right big toe isn't the strip's fault, it's my nail, which I've been patching for months thanks to a ski boot related injury from last winter. Even though I tried to get as many toes out of the medium sized strips as I could, I had barely enough left to cover my fingers, so in some cases, I have bigger gaps at the base and sides than is ideal. Still, the pattern is so flashy I don't think most people notice the gaps.









Mid week I got bored and added a coat of OPI Do Ya Think I'm Texy. It was a bit streaky, but again, the busy pattern distracted from that so it wasn't as noticeable as it would have been otherwise. I didn't bust out the lightbox for this portion of the program, so the remaining shots are taken in the daylight was coming through my car windows (while I was parked; remember kids, always practice safe photography). These are also pre-cleanup, because I painted the OPI on in the car, and had neither remover nor cleanup brush with me. (I admit I was extra careful since I knew I'd be stuck with what I did until I got home; usually I'm messier than this.)





I really liked the effect of the jelly over this design; I'm thinking jelly Skittles (or ombre or gradient) the next time.

19 comments:

  1. That is such a cute design!! I haven't tried any nail wraps yet

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  2. That is such a great idea to add one of the OPI jelly coats on top of this black and white design! Really smart and it adds something new after a few days! I will have to keep this in mind!

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  3. I love those strips. I just wish they weren't so expensive! I don't have the attention span required because they last SO long so in theory it's worth the price, but... boredom. LOL Totally awesome idea layering the jelly over it. :D

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  4. Wow! That came out pretty good! :D Now, for the jelly haters, you might have found a way to make them love them! :D

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  5. I love this design, especially on longer nails like yours!

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  6. Luv that idea!! Looks great I haven't tried any strips yet. But I think they'd be great to do on my daughters. Must try soon!

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  7. Cute! And I love how you added the pink!

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  8. I love that you turned it pink!:)

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  9. I haveta try these sometime...they look cool...and definately skittles!

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  10. I haven't tried nail wraps yet - mostly because I like changing nail polish often. :)
    I like the jelly over the wraps, it looks really cool.

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  11. Oh this came out great with the pink! It looks like it came like this :(

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  12. The pattern is flashy indeed but looks great! And you're right, people won't notice the gaps for they will look closely at the pattern! You did a great job revisiting it by the way, it's softer I think :)

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  13. these are so cute and i love the jelly you applied on top! love it! :)

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  14. I love the idea of the jelly on top- that is so pretty! I have to admit that it took me a few minutes to get the name Puppy Tooth....... Hounds Tooth..... I am a little slow on the uptake huh!

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  15. I really like them with the jelly! :)

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  16. I quite like these turned pink! I would have never thought to do that to change their color! ^.^

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  17. Love the idea of jelly-sandwiching these! I love them pink, maybe even more than black and white! Super creative, great job, Karen

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  18. Thank you for not showing toes!

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