The other day I got inspired by watching TV (might have been the Rachael Ray show) for how to paint my nails - a preview of the Mardi Gras/"Fat Tuesday" episode was being shown and the colors reminded me of a polish that I had. Perfect! Actually, now that I think about it, when I was swatching the polish on a nail wheel soon after I bought it I remember thinking it would be about perfect for Mardi Gras time. So, here it is!
Over my usual base of Bridge the Ridge, I put 2 coats of China Glaze Fast Track (from the 2012 Hunger Games collection). I did not use any quick dry top coat since I was taking my time.
Then I did a glitter gradient starting from the base of my nails and used China Glaze Glitter All the Way (from the 2012 Holiday Joy collection). I used China Glaze Fast Forward top coat, but I waited a while before putting it on, and I made sure to wrap my tips with the top coat (it caused shrinkage the last time I used it, but maybe it just doesn't get along well with OPI polishes on me). No shrinkage this time!
Did you do anything on your nails for Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday?
**all items purchased by me
**my opinions and combinations are my own