Nailart | Memorial Day Moroccan Quatrefoil ft Vibrant Vinyls

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Hey you guys! Today I have a really simple red, white, and blue look in honor of Memorial Day featuring Femme Fatale and Vibrant Vinyls. Vibrant Vinyls is currently having a sale where you may use coupon code 20OFF10 to save 20% off all orders $10 or more or you may use my coupon code SLOPPY for 10% off any time!

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Maiden’s Patience at 3 coats plus topcoat under artificial lighting.

To begin I laid a base color down of Maiden’s Patience by Femme Fatale. I purchased my bottle from beautometry.com but it is in stock at Live Love Polish right now! Maiden’s Patience is described as ” a frosty blue grey crelly with hints of turquoise and silver microglitter.” This was opaque for me at 3 coats and I applied HK Girl topcoat and let it completely cure before heading to the next step.

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Maiden’s Patience at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Maiden’s Patience macro.
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Maiden’s Patience at an angle in direct evening sunlight.

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Next I will be using vinyls sent to me for review from Vibrant Vinyls. I chose the watermarble, mermaid, and quatrefoil versions and I will be featuring the quatrefoils today! I am pretty much a beginner at using these types of vinyls, and I’m really excited about adding these easy to use tools into more nail art designs!

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From L to R: Watermarble, mermaid, quatrefoil.

To use the vinyls I used tweezers and pried up the easy pull tab and gave a firm and quick upwards lift. I had no problem with any of the cutouts straggling and had a clean lift every time! I then stuck the vinyl quickly to the back of my hand to lessen the adhesive a little bit before placing on my nail. I used tweezers to position the vinyl and then gently pressed all the edges flush with my finger.

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Clean quatrefoil pull.

Next I wanted to do a red and blue gradient using Zoya’s America and Sailor. To make them a little less opaque I also added Out The Door topcoat over the polish on the sponge. I dabbed two passes over the vinyl.

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Zoya’s Sailor and America
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Dabbed over the vinyl.

I immediately pulled off the vinyl after dabbing on the polish and got a nice clean image! I am so pleased with how these turned out! I did a little bit of cleanup using acetone and a cleanup brush before topcoating with HK Girl. This is the finished result:

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Finished mani under artificial lighting.
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Finished mani at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Finished mani macro.

 

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Finished mani at an angle in direct evening sunlight.

I also received a clicking cuticle oil pen and Strip Me Softly acetone additive which I will be reviewing in an upcoming handcare post so be on the lookout for that!

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Cuticle oil pen
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Strip Me Softly.

So that rounds out this look in honor of Memorial Day! I want to extend a huge thank you to all the veterans who have and are serving, thank you so much for your service!

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