Can you believe how long it’s taking me to work through my last big polish order. It definitely doesn’t help that I add another bottle or two every couple of weeks. Which means I shouldn’t buy any when I go to the drugstore tomorrow.
Anyway, I was already running late today, so I chose to do a quick abstract design.
This is what I used for this manicure:
- OPI Nail Envy
- Poshé fast drying basecoat
- Orly Gumdrop
- China Glaze Flyin’ High
- essence crazy about colour 03 crazy me
- Seche Vite
Once again I tried a new base coat combo, but Nail Envy plus Poshé also got bubbly. I covered the bubbles as well as I could with three coats of Gumdrop and one of Seche Vite.
Orly Gumdrop is a sweet minty crème polish, almost a pale sister to China Glaze For Audrey, and surprisingly bright for a pastel. It’s highly pigmented and would have been opaque in two coats, but I added the third one to cover up the remaining bubbles.
This polish apples quite smoothly and levels nicely. It’s a bit on the thick side, though. Gumdrop’s brush is round, supple and easy to control.
This is Gumdrop in two coats without top coat:
And these photos show Gumdrop in three coats with Seche Vite (pictures taken with and without flash respectively):
After I gave the base colour a few minutes to solidify I added a curved row of dots with Flyin’ High and a dotting tool.
Then I added another row with crazy me and sealed it with Seche Vite.
And another manicure was finished quickly. I should have thought of adding another row with For Audrey, though. That would have looked nice, too.
And off-topic-ly: I think I’ll have to go and get an external DVD drive so I can actually watch my new Daria DVDs. Stupid region codes. Have you ever watched Daria?