|[before topcoat, look at all that texture!]|
The base is 3 coats of Orly Au Champagne, my favorite non-creme white polish! It's shimmery and beautiful and easy to paint with, it also dries to an interesting satin finish without top coat. I love it so much I even snagged a back-up bottle of it when all the holiday stuff was on clearance at Sally Beauty the year it came out :D Then I did freehand zebra stripes, which were confusingly hard for me? I think because I have tried so hard to NOT make my lines all blobby and shaky, it's hard for me to make graceful blobby zebra lines. These are the first zebra print I've done that resemble zebra enough to make it to the blog (not bad for my second time evar)!
Layered dots are fun! They do take a little time and patience, but these were made easier by using Cult Nails Tempest and Nevermore - they're so opaque I didn't have to re-dot the white over and over! Sadly this is the end of black and white week, and I'm really pleased I got to do a lot of bold graphic patterns - even if they were all dots or stripes or a combo of both [mwhahah]. Don't forget to check out the other black and white nails for today below!
*YES! I totally moved from ATL -> MIA, which I have been soo busy trying to keep the blog running as 'usual' with all the pre-moving, mid-moving, and post-moving activities that I haven't had time to write a big post about the fact that I've moved, whoops!! I'll probably pop it into my October Favorites, which is sadly late as well >.<