Thursday, July 21, 2011

NotD - Sparklepants

I’m feeling like doing something sparkly today. Therefore I applied a shimmery blue I recently got and embellished it with other shimmery and glittery polishes and rhinestones.
I totally failed at clean-up today, sorry.

Here’s what I used:

  • OPI Nail Envy
  • LOOK by BIPA Diamond Hardener
  • MNY 175A
  • China Glaze Dorothy Who?
  • LOOK by BIPA nail tattoo liner 9 green
  • LOOK by BIPA nail tattoo liner 11 gold
  • LOOK by BIPA nail tattoo liner 13 silver
  • clear round rhinestones
  • Seche Vite

As usual I started with one coat of either base, three of 175A and sealed it with Seche Vite.

MNY 175A is a shimmery medium blue from MNY’s Island Dream/At The Pool LE (the Bravo Girl one). This is so much better than the first MNY shimmers I’ve tried! It’s reasonably opaque, two coats are wearable and three are opaque.
This polish applies very nicely. The formula balances spreadability and levelling with preventing pooling. Very nice indeed. 175A does show some brush marks, but they’re not that visible. The brush is excellent: a fairly narrow flat one.

This is MNY 175A in two coats without top coat:

And here’s 175A in three coats with Seche Vite:

After the base was almost dry I added a partial coat of Dorothy Who? (I really need to wear that more often).

Then I added a starburst pattern with its centre at the middle of the tip of each nail. First with the green liner, then gold and lastly silver - which covered up most of the gold as I just wanted hints of that peeking through. I dunno why I took three photos.

The last step was to add a small dot of Dorothy Who? at the centre of the starburst and embed a clear round rhinestone in it.

OK, so the real last step was the whole applying two coats of Seche Vite thing, but I tend to almost forget to mention that, because it’s standard for my rhinestone manicures.

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