I finally got around to redoing an old mani, using acrylic paint this time. It turned out semi-better but still not the way I wanted to.
These are the products I used:
- essie grow stronger
- essence btgn base sealer
- essie Ballet Slippers
- acrylic paint
- essence btgn top sealer
- Seche Vite
I started by applying grow stronger and btgn base sealer, then two of Ballet Slippers and sealed it with Seche Vite.
Ballet Slippers is a sheer, extremely pale pink crème polish. There’s no point in trying to get it opaque, you’ll need five or six coats and the nails would get very clunky.
Though the viscosity is excellent and Ballet Slippers doesn’t tend to pool it is a bit of a pain. I found this polish very hard to get even. Every ridge and dimple on your nail will show up, even with ridge filler. I do like the brush, essie is rocking the flat brush with a round-cut tip.
Unless you have smooth nails without any discolouration or structural issues I wouldn’t really recommend this. I’ve seen similar colours that are easier to deal with.
Here’s Ballet Slippers in two coats with top coat:
Then I used acrylic paint to add various Powerpuff Girls characters. The only one that really came out well was Buttercup. Overall they look nicer than the previous try, but I really shouldn’t have tried getting a full-body Mojo on my short nails. Also, even with acrylic paint, the PPG’s eyes are protruding like crazy. And let’s not even talk about my right hand, ‘kay?
Then I added top coat, first top sealer, then Seche Vite.
I’m shocked at how long it’s been since I’ve posted. That cold hit me hard and I still haven’t fully recovered.
What’s going on with you guys?