I started out last night by trying Wet N Wild's new Gray's Anatomy shade. I have mixed feelings on it. I LOVE the color, and the brush, but not how it ended up. I had far less excess on the side of my fingers, but not sure if that's because of the brush itself or because I wanted to be more careful. I did 3 coats, but prolly could've used 4. You can still see the whites of my nails. I don't know if it's the formula, or if it was my application, but I had some bubbles on my nails that you can see in the pics if you enlarge them. I took a few different pics to show the duochrome.
|3 coats + top coat, no flash|
|3 coats + top coat, flash|
Then I became sorta impatient, as usual, with the drying. This is "fast dry" only dried slightly faster than my other polishes. I just HAD to take a shower. I felt icky and could not stop itching. I go in, wash my hair, etc. NO problems, until I put on my turbie towel. Usually I screw up my nails in my sleep or hitting something....never whilst putting a towel on my head.
So, I thought of a way to fix it without doing it over. I had a thought a few weeks ago to do a colored french tip, like I used to do in HS. Then I remembered the pain I had with those french tip sticker strips. I thought maybe I could use tape since I have it, it's cheaper, and it's wider. I just wasn't sure how well it would work. THEN, I found this tutorial (love her tuts) which led me to this blogger (I'm hooked on her posts). Checking these out told me not only that I had a good idea, but how to do it without screwing up.
|How badly I jacked up the polish.|