MANI #9 - RAINBOW
Also, YES, I had to cut down my nails.....::holds face in hands again:: and I am SO sad about it! The teabag patch I used worked amazingly, but with having to take off my polish so often and using polish remover, it kept wearing it down. I had to gently file off the remaining teabag and superglue to apply a new patch, which made the break even more delicate.....rinse repeat, rinse repeat. I tried to apply a patch over a patch so it wouldn't mess with the break, but it made my nail uneven and bumpy, even when trying to file it down and apply several clear coats. Eventually I decided I needed to start fresh...so ::trim trim, tear:: My middle finger had to go a bit shorter because it's break was very high.
I went so incredibly cliche with this rainbow mani, didn't I? Haha! Although, I started with primary brighter shades, but decided I wanted to go with softer, more pastel-ish instead. Here are the polishes I used:
From Left to Right:
- Chaos & Crocodiles - Holographic Top Coat
- Bondi New York - Strawberry Fields
- CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant - Peaches & Cream
- Julep - Blake
- Bondi New York - Lady Liberty
- Bondi New York - Blue Skies
- CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant - Lav-endure
Bondi New York - I'm Vers topcoat & base
NailGirls Colour - White#1 - base for gradient
For this mani I used I'm Vers as a basecoat, then applied two coats of NailGirls White#1 as a base for the gradient. After that dried, I used a makeup sponge to create the gradient with the six colors.
This makeup sponge wedge is from Ulta and is Ulta Brand and came in a pack of 32 for $2.99. I just brushed on the colors in the order I wanted, then softly dabbed it on over the white polish till it blended the way I wanted. To finish I applied a coat of Chaos & Crocodile's Holographic Top Coat to give it some soft, subtle linear rainbow shimmer and finished it all with a coat of Bondi's I'm Vers.
Next Mani on the list is the GRADIENT!
Happy Makeuping and Polishing!