Thursday, September 29, 2011

NotD - Technicolour Grass

Is this a fail? I don’t know, really. I really liked my rainbow dots mani, so I thought I’d try some other rainbow-esque nailses. This stripy thing is not among my favourites.

This is what I used today:

  • China Glaze Nail Strengthener & Growth Formula
  • essence base sealer
  • essence colour&go 80 icy princess
  • acrylic paint
  • essence top sealer
  • Seche Vite

As usual, I started with one coat of each base coat, three of icy princess and sealed it with Seche Vite. I’ve only used this China Glaze treatment a couple of times, so I can’t tell if it works for me yet (I hope, ‘cause Nail Envy is so expensive). It definitely doesn’t lift on me like NailTek does, which is one of the things I had heard about ChG NS&GF. Just FYI, China Glaze’s instructions are not to use this under polish!

icy princess is a bright sparkly silver foil polish. Like all shades of silver I’ve seen so far it doesn’t actually resemble silver, though. ^_~ Though this polish isn’t quite fully opaque even in three coats it is wearable in a single coat.
Foil. Need I say more? icy princess is extremely easy to apply, the formula is thin and dries so very fast. The glitzy particles do align somewhat along the brush strokes, but I wouldn’t even call that brush marks. The flat brush makes the application even easier.
Recommended. It’s a great silver foil that also applies great.

Here’s icy princess in two coats without top coat:

And here’s icy princess in three coats with top coat:

So I wanted to do a stripy tip, almost like a funky French, but after the the fist couple of strokes I could tell that this wouldn’t work (maybe if I had taped the tip off, but I’m a dope sometimes). Instead I decided to lightly brush each colour lightly from tip towards cuticle. A coat of each top coat finished the manicure.

It definitely looks better than the first concept would have, but it’s kind of “degenerated unicorn pissed on a clump of grass” (‘cause a healthy unicorn has sparklier pee, of course).
The real question is which colour am I going to wear next? I have five flakies to try, so I guess some nice crème polish.

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