When it came to the manicure, she decided to seek my advice. I told her to find a picture of a manicure she liked and I'd see if I had equivalent colours to send her. And this is what she came up with.
Yep, she wants a manicure like Ke$ha. Putting aside the obvious question of why her muse is someone who looks like they spend much of their free time in a ditch, I quite like this manicure.
So I gave it a try. Check out the results after the jump!
I used Bloom's Seoul as the base. This is two coats with a coat of Seche Vite over the top. Why Seche? Seoul dries to a very rough finish. I figured, if I wanted a smooth black line, I needed a smooth base. Seche did the job beautifully.
I then used BYS' Black Satin for the tips. To get Ke$ha's, almost gaffer tape, look, I probably should have matte-ified the tips. But I like the shiny look better.
Another view of the finished product, and I'm starting to likey likey. I think part of the reason why it looks ok - in my opinion anyway - is that the colours aren't too contrasting. They look like they belong together in this combination.
So, I'm still not convinced about Ke$ha being a muse for anyone (and if I see any photos of my friend with her lady parts becoming a matter of public record, I'll know the fetish has gone too far), but I think this manicure will look fab at a formal occasion. It almost has a 1920s / flapper-ish / Illamasqua feel about it.
What do you guys think? Do you like the combination?