A day before my out of town trip, I set out to create a nail art design using Dazzle Dry nail lacquers. To be more specific, a few hours before my flight, I painted my toes and did my favorite cupcake nail art on my hands. I knew that I'd be wearing closed shoes on my to the airport and figured it was a good way to test the Dazzle Dry nail system promise of hard rock finish in 5 minutes. If this was absolutely true, I wouldn't have a problem wearing closed shoes after I polish my toes. Using the same argument, I shouldn't have any trouble doing a manicure/nail art an hour before I leave the house.
For someone who declares not being fond of pink, I decided on pink cupcakes for my nail art. You probably have seen a lot of cupcake versions here on my blog. This particular design is very dear to me because it was actually the nail design that propelled this blog to what it is today. :)
Dazzled Cupcakes Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
I used the following Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquers for this nail art:
From left: Heart of Fire, White Lightning, and High Velocity Red
I used the pink for the cupcake holder and sprinkles, the white for the icing, and the red polish for the cherry. I also used the Dazzle Dry nail prep, base and top coat except for the light pink lines that I added as details for the cupcake holder wherein I used acrylic paint.
I timed myself while doing the design and it took me approximately 45 minutes to finish both hands. I know that the Dazzle Dry Quick Dry Nail System promised rock hard dryness in 5 minutes. But because I wanted to really make sure it is dry before I finish packing last minute personal stuff into my hand carry bag, I waited another 5 minutes to use my hands.
What I did after 10 minutes when I finished my manicure:
- Packed the backpack I was going to hand carry. It entailed packing gadgets and coiling power cords and chargers. Zippers are worth mentioning for this scenario.
- Took out the trash.
- I washed my hands after finalizing my carry on baggage.
- I brushed my teeth.
- I washed my face.
- Added a few more things in my check-in luggage and zipped more zippers.
- Played with the dogs.
- Washed my hands for the last time before the leaving the house.
This detail is important: I did all off those actions without taking a picture of my nail art. The photos I posted here were taken inside the hotel room that I am staying in at the end of the tour's first day. And behold the result! NO chipping and NO dents!
I'll be taking a picture of my manicure everyday for the duration of my trip (6 days) and see what happens. I'm ready to be more dazzled.
Oh, and if you're wondering about my pedicure, there were no chipping and no dents too! I'm wearing Dazzle Dry Pumped Up Purple on my toes.
Hopefully, I'd be wearing these Dazzled (pink) Cupcakes nail art design until the last day of ...
Correction: Date should be September 1-5, 2012
During our first day, I wore this:
This is me at the Dolefil (Dole Philippines) Plantation in South Cotabato.
Background is the golf course inside Kalsangi Clubhouse.
The highlight of my day was harvesting a pineapple! I challenged my Dazzle Dry manicure even more by hand picking a small pineapple without minding about my polished nails.
Have you ever put a manicure to the test like this one?