Today I tried a design I've never done before, scallops :) This is a tape mani, but I used painter's tape instead of my usual scotch tape. I've got to say, I liked this a LOT better!
Natural light, Cloudy, Shows the orange flash
I started with a base coat of Orly Rock It, an awesome reddish fuchsia jelly base, with tons of red and golden orange shimmer, however that orange flash doesn't translate well on the nail. Then I used craft scissors to cut the painter's tape in a scallop pattern, added Pure Ice Silver Mercedes (which Pure Ice is changing the name to Silver Star, per their site), then I added Wet N Wild Ebony Hates Chris. I went back and added dots to my ring fingers with the smallest dotting tool. I had a little bit of smearing with my topcoat from not floating the brush, but overall I'm happy with it!
This is one coat of all polishes & one coat top coat :) As far as application issues the only real problem I had was Ebony Hates Chris, i hate the brush, it's really stiff so it either leaves brush strokes & bald spots or it's really thick. Silver Mercedes applies fine as long as you don't go back over anywhere as (like most metallics I've worn) it pulls. Rock It was great, this is one moderate coat and it was fully opaque.
Left: Nautral Light, Cloudy
Now for the haul pics I got in today :)
I ordered a Barielle polish earlier this week for 20% off with free shipping, so that puts it around 57% off. The rest are from Bloom during their 70% off closeout sale.
Left: Barielle Lily of the Valley
Center: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Grass Slipper
Right: Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Forbidden Fudge
Left: POP Beauty Magenta Muse
Center: Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Rose Amore
Right: Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Peach Pave
Left:Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Ruby Sequin
Right: Comparison in the new one & my old bottle from 8+ years ago
And here are swatches of all of them, in order as I've shown them (minus Ruby Sequin)
*** Y'all please take a minute to also check out my jewelry page, the tab is at the top of the page, Contact me if you'd like to purchase one, and Thanks for looking :)