Before I get to the design, I just want to say this. Its currently 1 degree Fahrenheit here. With a wind chill of… wait for it… -12 degrees Fahrenheit… yeah. I had a heating pad under my nails when I was painting or else my hands being so cold would prevent the design from drying and curing.
Classes start tomorrow…. last semester of Cornell! Whohoo! The design I decided to do today has been on the books for a while now. I never listen to pop but after several of my friends have gone “goo goo for Gaga” I have earned a respect for her fashion and individuality, not to mention her determination to do something new. So today’s design is inspired by none other than Lady Gaga….
Since the base coat is a neon, I had to add the natural light shot too. I used two coats of LA Girl Calcium Nail Builder (don’t use it everyday but its a GREAT strengthener until I find a way to swap for OPI Nail Envy), two coats of China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise (neon), OPI Black Onyx, OPI DS Radiance, OPI Golden Rules, OPI Dating A Royal, and a fun splash of nail rhinestones, topped with a coat of Seche Vite (except on the rhinestone finger, I like them not to be covered, so long as they are applied well).
The thumb was inspired by her new single and the jacket she wears on her website, with the Born This Way logo (and her tattoo) The Lightning Bolt is her signature right eye makeup, and the rest were just random stuff that seemed like her style- she does the nail rhinestone thing a bit and I don’t use them often so I liked them here….. enjoy! And stay warm!