First I started out with some Gift Wrapped by Julie G. This is one of the polishes that I got from my haul at Big Lots. I paid $1 for it! (That sale was awesome) Anyways, this polish is gorgeous!
I wanted to do an accent finger in something shimmery, and then use the Julie G as the stencil color over the shimmer. I decided to use Gilty Party by Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. Love this stuff! Its gorgeous silver with a very light hint of red sparkle in it.
Ok, so on to the stencil. Of course I waited till my polish was dry. I had let it sit for about an hour, then put the stencil over the accent nail. Instantly I knew that was a bad idea. It was already super sticky on the polish. So before even putting any polish on, I pulled it off. It peeled some polish off. Seriously? It dried for an hour! So I let it dry a little longer, then tried again. I knew it was still not going to work, so I applied polish anyways, just to see. Same thing, pulled it off, and it pulled up polish, but this time, it ripped, and it I wouldn't have carefully peeled it off the rest of the way, it would have probably peeled more than the first rip.
These stencils were flimsy and kept wanting to stick to my other fingers when I was trying to apply it, it wasn't cooperating with me at all. I thought they would be cute and fun, but they weren't at all, they just frustrated me. So I ended up just painting over the Julie G and calling it good, I gave up. lol
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend and that you all have a fantastic week! xoLeah