Herringbone

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 πŸ˜‰ )

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Holo lines

I had this amazing idea that I could stamp gel polish and use gel powderΒ 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)

Sally Hansen’s Crayola Insta Dri – 512 Denim

Sally Hansen has come out with a bunch of Crayola inspired nail polishes
and I’ve been trying them out. This is a gorgeous deep blue that is fully
opaque in one coat, but I used two coats just to make sure!

And this is the same color with Cirque Colors We Trippy Holo Top Coat.
It dims down the opacity of the blue, but it’s still a nice contrast.
I dig it.