This design is the kind of design you do when you’re not sure what to put over a base.
I was debating on how to cover Superchic Lacquer’s 40 Winks, and this design
I’d seen before (over other colors) popped into my mind.
It also reminds me of the herringbone technique I use when making earrings:
(Yes, I made those, and no, they aren’t for sale… yet!
There’s so much to do before even considering selling earrings, but someday,
they will be on sale 😉 )
In here I’m using @sally_hansen’s Crayola collaboration polish SunsetOrange502 as a base
and one of funlacquer’s new set of #holographic topCoats. This one is Gold Diamond Dust and it looks absolutely gorgeous over any color! It’s as sparkly as ever and I love it!
I had this amazing idea that I could stamp gel polish and use gel powder on top to make a stamped design. But…. life is cruel.
And it is not possible to stamp gel polish.
It comes off on the stamper looking like water. The design is totally lost.
So naturally, the only alternative was to actually draw the design with a
brush, cure that, apply the polish and make it work.
Basically, I painted the base black, added a matte top coat so the powder
would only stick to the parts with gel and this is what come out:
Not bad eh?
To see the video, head over to my Instagram! (Or wait for me to update this post XP)
Sometimes a very subtle holographic top coat adds so much more to the base color.
That’s exactly the case here.
(And yes, I’m deeply ashamed of that tiny scratch on my middle finger….omg)
This is a very neon blue (that’s also opaque in one coat)
This is one of my bad ideas. Tried to do a gradient from holo powder to green chrome and you can barely see it in the photo. Ugh.
Right now, I am not in Honduras, but I do remember my country and city of Tegucigalpa dearly.
And one of the weekend perks was to drive to “Valle de Angeles” with the family and have lunch in the small town 40 min away from the capital city.
And since I hadn’t been there for a while, I wasn’t aware of this new coffee shop there that looks sooo good!
So, make sure you try it when you go to Valle De Angeles in Tegucigalpa!