ZOMG, this was so difficult! I wanted to do a mani inspired by Serenity, more specifically the Fruity Oaty Bar advertisement. The octopus wasn’t too hard, but the two girls were ridiculously hard to paint.
Here’s what I used tonight:
- essie rock solid
- essence btgn base sealer
- essence colour&go 126 date in the moonlight
- acrylic paint
- essence btgn top sealer
- Seche Vite
Today’s base manicure routine was: one coat of rock solid and base sealer, then two of date in the moonlight and some Seche Vite.
date in the moonlight is a muted, deep steel blue with fine, royal blue glitter. It’s fairly opaque, I applied two medium thick coats, but three thin ones would work just as well.
The second coat was perfectly even and date in the moonlight levelled beautifully. I liked the medium viscosity; it made the polish easy to handle and the flat, wide, round-tipped brush made applying this a snap.
Beautiful colour, good application: highly recommended.
This is date in the moonlight in two coats with Seche Vite:
After the base was fully dry I used acrylic paint to paint on the design. I then sealed it, first with top sealer, then with a coat of Seche Vite to even out all of the bumps.
While the girls are seriously wonky-faced I’m insanely happy with this mani. I’m going to be so sad when I have to remove it.