Crazy gorgeous colors, right? I used the following: China Glaze Red Satin (red, which looks a little pink because duh Emma, red jellies will do that in watermarbles, derp dap), OPI Call Me Gwen-Ever (coral/orange), Color Club Almost Famous (yellow), and China Glaze Grape Pop (purple). All creams! I also wore a peach based neutral polish as a base color for this. I wasn't sure that I wanted to share these without re-doing them, but I had already re-done some nails up to 3 times and let's face it - if I ONLY featured nail art that I had done that I REALLY liked I'd have a lot less to blog about >.<
My first problem today was that I used paper 'surgical' tape (I had just read that it was more flexible, which is true) to tape off my fingerbits and hoo boy, was it ever sticky! I don't know if my hot bod warmed it up or what, but it didn't seem very sticky when I first put it down, so I didn't do the normal 'press it against your oily hands a few times before using it' that I *should* have done [bad, bad nail blogger]. Why was it such a problem? Because I tried to re-do at least half my nails, of course (I was having some polish problems, using some shimmers that were too sheer)!
Which brings me to my other problem that I regret even mentioning because it's like whenever someone else is all, "Please ignore my ____", and then ALL I can look at is whatever they bothered to point out super specifically (like their dry cuticle or what-have-you) BUT what the hell bubbles? Is this a normal thing? My nails looked REALLY GREAT until I put top coat on, and then it was really bubbly/patchy, like the top coat brushed away bits and let the undies show through. Is it just my top coat or something else I did wrong?! I'm currently using KBShimmer's Clearly On Top (2-free fast dry top coat), but I didn't use any sensitive polishes (like I know Zoyas can sort of melt and react weird with Seche Vite). I floated the brush - or so I thought - so I wasn't really expecting this as a problem.
Anyhoo, let me know what's up with the bubbles if you've had that problem before AND don't forget to check out the other autumn-inspired nail arts today!