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Doesn't it seem as adults that we are ALWAYS busy?!
There is always something going on in our lives that makes it impossible to just slow down for a minute. Well that cam often lead to neglecting our nails for months or not getting your hair cut for the better part of a year.
We have all been there.
Yes even I, a hairdresser!!!
Well in an attempt to fix her long overdue need for a manicure Jean tried the "Shaprie Manicure". Now I know Sharpie can fix A LOT of things (it's the new duct tape!), but I'm not sure how it will do with fixing naked nails...let's check it out!
This is a cute way to jazz up your normal polish routine that generally everyone has in their junk drawer. I like that the options and creativity with this are endless...Sharpie is ALWAYS coming out with fun new products and colors.
*It has come to my attention that I didn't specify that these are the metallic Sharpie markers, which are different than regular ole' Sharpies...sorry about that. I read the original blog post which specified that but it slipped my mind to mention it here! Thank you commenters for catching me on that!*
How did Jean's turn out though?!
Well it kind of worked.
Here is what Jean had to say about it:
"Overdue for a professional manicure, I thought I'd try the sharpie marker French tip. Some came out great. Others, not do much. The clear coat smudged the sharpie everywhere and in my attempts to correct it, I ended up with a bumpy smudgy mess!"
Why did this happen?!
Well for starters I think it is good she started with the Sharpie on top of polish. I think it can be harder to get Sharpie off of your natural nail, and I think it looks better anyways!
According to the above tutorial you can get Sharpie off of your nail using rubbing alcohol. This is handy in case you mess it up. Now I'm not sure what Jean used to try to clean up her smudge that made it even more smudgie but I don't think it was rubbing alcohol.
One thing to be sure of is that your Sharpie design has dried completely before you put the top coat on.
Also when putting on the top coat don't rush and just throw it on. Take your time, go slow and don't put too thick of a coat on or it will NEVER dry.
Does anyone have any experience with this?! I am not much a nail art with Sharpie person, I generally just use polish or acrylic paints! Let us know!! I am sure we have some Sharpie lovers out there who would be willing to share their wisdom!
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