Oh Ryan Reynolds, how I adore thee.
I decided to do a manicure dedicated to Green Lantern since I love the color green and the posters were great. Here is how it all turned out and the products I used!
Here is a close up of Femme Couture Nail Laquer in Garland. It looks almost black in the bottle but really has a beautiful deep green shine. For this manicure I used the sponging technique. Basically, you paint your nail with a base color (Sinful Colors-Innocent) then you let that dry. Next comes the sponging! You can use pretty much any type, but they WILL give you different effects. If you use a large pored sponge, simply cut of the corner and dip in polish or paint heavily. Expect a messier application and bigger marks. You can also use smaller pored sponges with handles on them, found in discount stores for cheap. You can also pick them up in the craft/painting section of craft stores or Walmart/Target. I prefer to use smaller pored sponged simply because I like the effect better.
For this look, I decided to do an accent nail. This one happens to be on my ring finger using a darker base coat for a little bit of villainous appeal.
For that nail in particular I used the following nail polishes in the following order: Covergirl Boundless Color in Midnight Magic (applied to whole nail on top of base coat), Milani Holographic 3D in High Tech (Sponged 2/3 of nail from top to bottom), and lastly LA Colors Color Craze in color #571 (Sponged at the tip). The silver is highly metallic and has great coverage.
|My manicure with my bottle of Femme Couture Nail Laquer in Garland.|
|This picture is before I touched them up, but it captured the shimmer and brightness really well.|
|And lastly, my manicure with my bottle of Milani 3D Holographic in High Tech, which is spectacular.|
For a base coat I used Magnetico by Borghese and my top coat (applied lightly) is Mega Shine Extended Wear Top Coat by Sally Hansen.