What's up for me is that I did something on my nails that I never thought I would ever do.
A french manicure.
Since I've never had one, it was interesting to see what it looked like on my hands, and I admit it was nice and clean looking (though it also got me wondering if that's what my nails would look like naturally if they weren't polish-stained, ha).
However, it didn't last even half an hour before I decided to bedazzle it!
I tried out two different effects, and I want you ladies to tell me which one you like better.
The polishes I used are:
Revlon Scene Stealer - My favorite sheer jelly polish, because it leans pink, just like my skin tone.
China Glaze White on White - I've never used this alone, but for nail art work it is just the right consistency and fairly opaque.
Claire's Bedazzled - my favorite rainbow glitter. It has large hexes of all colors, but also lots of blue microglitter to fill space on the nail. It is very dense for a glitter topcoat and easy to work with - no poking glitter with your brush to try and make it stay where you want it to.
So, on my left hand I did: two coats scene stealer, two coats white on the tip, one coat scene stealer to soften things, then one coat of Bedazzled. Finished product:
|This one is definitely worth biggifying to see all the individual types of glitter!|
And on my right hand, I did a variation on the same thing, but changed the layers: two coats white on the tip, one coat scene stealer, one coat bedazzled, one coat scene stealer. The resulting jelly sandwich looks like this:
|My right hand is shy to be seen on this blog, since the index and middle finger won't grow longer than that no matter WHAT I try. I think I use them too much, even though I try not to.|
And then, before removing this three days later, I added an extra coat of scene stealer to my ring finger on my left hand, for comparison pictures. (Left to right: without, with, without top sheer layer).
So, what's the verdict? Which way do you like better?