Hey there! Welcome to my second post in the new Oz-themed manicure set I'm doing. Please check out the other posts, I'll be doing one every Monday in March.
I finally got to see the movie "Oz: The Great and Powerful" this past week - and I really loved it! I think it's one that should be seen in theaters because of how beautiful it looked on the big screen. The colors and design were just gorgeous. Often after seeing a movie I'll think that I should have just saved my money and Redbox'd it later, but this one left me happy I'd spent the extra $5 on a movie ticket!
This particular manicure was inspired by Mila Kunis' character of Theodora. Here's a picture of Theodora in one of the many beautiful outfits she wears during the film. I must admit that she had my favorite style of all three witches - super sleek and with a color scheme of black, white, and raspberry.
The polish I used for this chic manicure is: Essie "Raspberry", Ulta "Snow White", Sinful "Black on Black". For a top coat I highly recommend Seche Vite, it's fast drying and my go-to topcoat.
I began with a base coat of the raspberry color. This manicure is a little time-consuming because of the wait-to-dry time between steps. I usually do the more complicated manicures on my day off so I have time to work on other things (like blogging!) while my nails fully dry.
Once the base coat is completely dry, tape off a triangle on one nail. I like to stick to the ring finger for an accent nail, but this mani would look great on any/all nails.
I've had the best experience with using painters tape when doing any sort of colorblocked manicure. If you must use scotch tape or something similar, press it down a few times on your skin or a piece of fabric to get rid of some of the stickiness.
One coat was enough to get full coverage for me, just use your best judgement. If your white polish is very thin, it might take two coats.
I think by now you get the idea! Once the white is completely dry, go ahead and tape off a smaller triangle.
One coat of black should definitely do it. Be very cautious about waiting until the polish is dry before peeling off the tape. It really works much better and there's less chance of mistakes if the polish is dry.
And there you have it! Finish with a top coat and you're good to go. I'm thinking I might repeat this idea with different colors for an easter manicure, I think the chevron would look really cute with pastels.
Did any of you see Oz? I'd love to know what you thought of the movie! It really made me want to read the book - I've added it to my Goodreads list and will hopefully get to it soon.