I started out with a base of Essie Adore-a-ball, which is an extremely sheer peachy-pink shade perfect for French manicures. It was a little tough to apply but I found that with a reasonably steady hand I could do just one coat without any streaks, which was nice (and rare for this type of color) because I found 2 coats a bit pinker and more opaque than what I wanted. However, I suppose my frustration with glitter evaporated quite quickly because I found it pretty but boring, and in need of a little pizzazz :) I carefully applied OPI Teenage Dream to my tips. I wanted it to have a jagged edgy look (kind of like icicles) instead of a neat edge. And after that, I still felt it was missing something, so I added some holo sparkle to my ring finger with Lynnderella Shapeshifter.
|indoors, artificial light|
1 coat Seche Clear
1 coat Essie Adore-a-ball
1 coat (on tips) OPI Teenage Dream
1 coat (carefully dabbed on accent finger) Lynnderella Shapeshifter
1 coat Seche Vite
I really like this look, as it was fairly low-key while still both hiding my yucky yellow-stained nails and also having some fun sparkle. I don't do manis like this often but once in awhile they are quite nice.
|sparkly closeup :)|
Have a great day!♥