Yesterday the hubby treated me some great polishes! We went to the mall and I found a Claire's (first time in forever I've been in one and back then I wasn't really polish hunting). It took me a lot of humming and hawing before I finally picked four polishes. I wound up with Black Hole, and Snowball because I use black and white so much and am almost out of my Wet n' Wilds. While I was at it I got a grey one called Rain Drops, and a lavender colour called Tiger Lily--is that a weird name for purple to anyone else?
We also hit up the London Drugs, because Alikat was kind enough to point me in the direction of a sale on Seche Restore. Thank you Alikat! I have never had a polish thinner before so this will be fun. I also picked up a bottle of Seche Vite--YAY! and found just one colour of Essie called Lacquered Up on sale for 99cents (CAD). Woot! It's a pretty nice red for me. My pictures don't do these any justice.
And so yesterday I was compelled to take off my Jealous Hearts mani and use as many of my new polishes as possible. I decided I would try the toothpick flower technique for the first time. Love it!
I began with a base coat then applied two thin coats of Rain Drops. I placed several dots of each colour (Black Hole, Snowball, and Lacquered Up) in a circle/semi-circle on my nail, then waited for them to get tacky. I used a toothpick to draw lines from the center of each dot towards the middle of the flower. Then I placed rhinestones in the center of each one.
Topcoat (Seche Vite this time!) and Voila! Black/red/grey/white floral mani!