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China Glaze For Audrey with Ribbon Detail

China Glaze For Audrey is a medium robin egg blue ("Tiffany Blue") released in 2007 as a limited edition polish in honor of Audrey Hepburn. Tiffany Blue, by the way, is trademarked by Tiffany & Co. and produced as a private custom Pantone color. I never knew that. So while it's impossible for this polish to be truely Tiffany Blue...it's close enough for me.  And lucky for me (and you) this color is now widely available wherever China Glaze is sold. For this mani, I added craft ribbon as an accent. I love it. After the pics is a description of how I did it.

China Glaze For Audrey with Ribbon Detail Nail Art

I started with two coats of For Audrey followed by Seche Vite. Then I cut one end of the craft ribbon to fit my cuticle line (just the slightest bit curved up on the edges). Make sure your scissors are sharp and clean for a smooth edge. Leave the ribbon longer than your nail. Coat your accent finger with a thick coat of topcoat (I prefer Seche Vite because it's naturally thick) and center the ribbon on your nail. Use an orangewood stick to "scoot" the ribbon in the right place along your cuticle line and press it into the topcoat. Let that dry so it stays in place. Then snip the end of the ribbon, leaving enough ribbon left to wrap around the tip of your nail. This will give you a clean edge. Coat the nail in a heavy layer of Seche Vite, including the end and the back. Take the orangewood stick and bend the ribbon around the nail tip and tuck it in place. Hold it there until it's dry.

China Glaze For Audrey with Ribbon Detail Nail Art

The ribbon will soak up the topcoat, so you may want to add yet another layer after it's completely dry. The black ribbon looked almost patent leather to me. I only wore this for an evening and it held up nicely. However, the next morning the ribbon had popped up from the edge. I'd call this a "special event" mani meant for one night out only.