So for my festive nails, I got the idea to use a color that is one of December's birthstones: turquoise. Now my polish isn't exactly the shade of turquoise I was envisioning, but it will do. And of course, I wanted some glitter, so I decided to pull out a relatively new addition to my collection and use it for funky french tips.
So what combo did I come up with? Well, I pulled out Wet 'n Wild Megalast in I Need a Refresh-Mint for my turquoise base and did 2 coats over my usual Bridge the Ridge base coat. This is showing I Need a Refresh-Mint with Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Diamond Flash top coat on top since I was extra impatient today.
Under the lamp
Sunlight through the window - what sunlight there was today, that is - not much
I Need a Refresh-Mint is a pretty creamy Tiffany-blue/light turquoise shade that dries with a fairly shiny finish, but I did add top coat before pictures since I wanted to actually be able to pick up my camera/phone without smudging. I took 2 attempts to get this looking proper. My first attempt had 2 coats that went on way too thick so knowing that even more polish would be going on (the glitter), I took it back off. The second attempt, which is what's pictured, has 2 thin coats and it came out perfectly. If it's quite a while before I use this again, I might add a drop or 2 of thinner to make it go on a little easier.
Then I started adding funky french tips on using China Glaze's It's A Trap-Eze! This took a little coaxing to get as much glitter I wanted spread evenly over the tips. But, I decided mid-mani that I wanted a little more so it turned into a glitter gradient going up from the french tips. Before pictures, I did put on a coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Flash quick dry to dry things up and smooth down some of the bumpiness.
How do you celebrate your birthday? New mani, shopping trip, going out to dinner...?
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