Hi everyone! I have my first Easter mani to show you today. I was pulling out pastel polishes and the idea to do a pond mani sprung up. I decided to do layers of dots between a jelly polish. I had a little trouble with it. Let me show you what happened.
Do you see it? No? If you don’t, you will soon. I started off with my usual Tip Top base coat to protect my natural nails. I painted one coat of essense sweet as candy on all my nails. Sweet as candy is a very sheer soft pink jelly polish, perfect for sandwiches. I then used a dotting tool and the following polishes to dot randomly on my nails: China Glaze Dance Baby (pink), Tart-y for the Party (lavender), Lemon Fizz (yellow) and Tip Top Cha Cha Cha (turquoise). I dotted 2 dots of each colour onto each nail, painted another coat of sweet as candy until I had 3 coats of dots and then painted sweet as candy as my last coat. No dots over it. That’s when it started to happen. That’s when I spotted the first bubble. It was no biggie. I painted a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust over all the nails and sealed it in with a coat of Dashing Diva Top Seal. By the next day, this is what they looked like. Now they look like Aero chocolate. Still fits with the Easter theme, no? 😛 A colleague confused this mani with a polish I had used before. So that was interesting. Next time I’ll just paint the Dollish and save myself all the dotting.
Bubbles aside, I really liked the way this mani turned out. I’m not sure that you can even tell that it is a pond mani. Only 2 dots of the same colour on the uppermost level of layers. Maybe I shouldn’t have overlapped the dots, or maybe darker/brighter colours would have worked better. What do you think of these nails? Did you catch the bubbles before I mentioned it?