I am constantly working through my ever expanding pile of untried polishes and nothing gives me more pleasure than swatting a few off my untried shelf in just one mani. Ordinary Misfit noted that I should make a point of using my Madame Zingara polishes when I asked her if she had any suggestions. I was still stumped for what to do. The Madame Zingara polishes are jellies, which means there is sandwich potential, but that would be rather predictable, wouldn’t it? Then while I was in the shower one night I had an idea that didn’t use just one, or even two, but THREE of my Madame Zingara polishes in one mani! I bought these polishes in a box set on sale at Clicks, so I don’t know if you can still get your hands on them. It also came with loose glitter which I haven’t quite figured out how to use yet.
I started off with my usual base coat of Tip Top Miraculous Results (pictured below) to protect my natural nails. The polishes have no names, so I’ll need to refer to them by colour. I painted 3 coats of the white on my thumb, middle and ring nails. I am not fond of this white. It is only the second on that I have used, but I found it very difficult to get even, despite 3 coats. That issue sorted itself out with top coat, but I still prefer Sinful Colors Snow Me White to this one. I also painted 3 coats of the pink on my index and 3 coats of the purple on my pinky. On my thumb I used the pink and purple to make leopard print and alternated the colours on the rest of my nails. I used Sinful Colors Black on Black to complete the leopard print and sealed it all in with a coat of Seche Vite. I placed a tear drop shaped rhinestone on my index and pinky nails at the cuticle which I bought in a wheel of clear rhinestones in various shapes from Planet Nails. The results:
The pink and purple Madame Zingara polishes have the most gorgeous shimmer in them. You can see it in the purple in the photo, but not very clearly in the pink. The shimmer is much more apparent in real life. I learnt with this mani that using a colour that is too dark to do leopard print isn’t such a great idea. I ends up looking more like cow patches.
These nails were pretty eye catching, I think the stark contrast between the white and the leopard print make them very easy to spot (see what I did there? 😉 ) A lot of people commented on them. I really enjoyed wearing this mani. I am a sucker for a funky and eye catching design and this definitely fit the bill. What do you think? Do you wear white nail polish? Do you like animal print nails?