Cherry Cherry Boom Boom

Wednesday, February 8, 2012



When I saw one of essie's latest ads for luxeffects I was inspired to get creative with my own red polish and gold glitter. (Sorry essie, already had these on hand. But I do love you! No hard feelings m'kay?) 


Did you notice how well the name name came together? Since that took zero effort on my part I'll throw in a song where Gaga sings "cherry cherry boom boom" twice. You're so welcome! ;)


I painted two coats of red and layered a swipe of gold glitter to the bottom 1/3 of my nail bed. No need to be perfect, the randomness of the glitter hides uneven mistakes. Just try to keep with a similar distance, otherwise you may end up with a few super sparkly nails. It's been ages since I've worn a classic red and the gold accent is such a fun pop. Strangers just might grab your hands for a closer look. (True story. From a distance glitter just sucks folks in. Might want to avoid this one if you're a germophobe.) 


Man, it is so hard to photograph nail polish. You have no idea how much I'm looking forward to this class...
In the meantime you're stuck with these and the promise that this manicure looks much better in real life! 



P.S. Another glitter mani using Boom Boom Pow here!

P.S.S. Gave the blog an impromptu mini makeover last night around 11pm, curious to know what you think! Mulling over my midnight design decisions, I'm not set on it yet so your brutal honesty is welcome!

21 comments:

  1. I have these on hand as well and will definitely be trying this!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  2. A comment from a professional nail tech: Ashleigh good job:) ! Looks great!

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  3. love this look! so pretty, I must try!

    http://stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

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  4. So fun and festive. And I like to blog changes...clean and neat with a pop of mint!

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  5. That red color looks great on your skin tone. With just a pop of sparkle!

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  6. oh wow awesome pairing between the two!! just stunning.love it!

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  7. Gah, what fabulous nails! I love a classic red manicure, and this is just sensational!

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  8. Love how your nails turned out. I'm a huge fan of Sally Hanson hard as nails :)

    Oh and the blog looks GREAT!!!

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  9. Ah your nails are so adorable. That red is to die for!

    xox,

    Luis

    www.ChicOverload.com (my blog!)

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  10. Adorable chic nails (: !

    http://maisecrets.blogspot.com/
    CMPang x

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  11. I thought your blog looked different -- I LOVE it! Also adoring this mani idea, looks so achievable even with my very non-creative nail art skills ;) I love it, will definitely have to try! By the way, following you on Pinterest and Facebook now!

    xoxo
    Rachel

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  12. Love the blog makeover and LOVE the nails! Gold and red is a winning combo! xo

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  13. such a good mani idea! I have to try it out!
    and I love the new design! sometimes midnight decisions are the best
    xx

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  14. Love what you did with the glitter! I've been hearing a lot about luxeffect, and I've been meaning to pick a few of them up ever since. I definitely like the gold and red combo!

    And I think your midnight blog design decisions were great ones. I loved it before just as well, but this version is cute too!

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  15. Red nails look great on you. What a darling ring.......like the blog design change too.

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  16. High school colors, too!! ;o)

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  17. Your nails look gorgeous! Want to know a secret? When I apply nail polish, it looks like a 3 year old did it. I'm so bad at it!

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  18. gorgeous nails! i love the little splash of gold! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  19. OOOOOOH. my roommate has boom boom pow and i'm totally going to try it with red this week! thanks for the inspiration.

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  20. Love this! Such a beautiful manicure.

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