Anywho - back to the orange and blue! The Gators pulled out another win this weekend over Kentucky (24-7)! I'll actually be attending the game this Saturday against Arkansas and I'm so excited! We went to a bunch of games last season, but this is only our first this year.
For this week's Gator mani, I started with two coats of Wet 'N Wild Fastdry in 126.96.36.199.Orange. This polish has an obnoxious to type name, so I won't be repeating it, but it's such a gorgeous orange with lots of glass-fleck shimmer to it! I then placed a blue rhinestone at the base of each nail.
This is the first time I've used rhinestones or studs in a mani before. I have been wanting to for awhile, but have never gotten around to ordering any. I found a small rhinestone nail art kit a few months ago in Family Dollar (or maybe Dollar Tree? I don't remember anymore lol) and picked it up purely for the blue rhinstones! I knew they would be perfect for Gator manis. The kit also has yellow, pink, and green rhinestones in various shapes.
It may have been user-error since this was my first time applying rhinestones, but these suckers are hard to keep on! I probably should have used topcoat over everything after I applied the rhinestone...but I didn't. They applied easily, but I lost two or three while sleeping overnight and then all but two of them while showering and getting dressed the next morning. So note to self: apply rhinestones in the morning or use WAY more topcoat to seal them in! Overall, I do like how this mani turned out, but it was more subtle of an effect than what I was expecting.