This mani today was *such* a PITA. I like the final look of it, but I couldn't have picked a more persnickety color to work with!
Here it is. SOPI Give Peach a Chance. I gave it a chance. It's lovely - the kind of color I gravitate to - that peachy/orange family. But the formula, oh, how it streaked and glooped, and was thick, and took forever to dry... which is not good for nail art because I am impatient!
I was inspired by a mani on Mari's Nail Polish Blog that used striping tape to achieve a similar look. I'm almost ashamed to link to her post as my inspiration because hers is *gorgeous* and mine is a hot mess.
I used Nina Ultra Pro in Blue La La for the details. This is a great color, and I loved the formula. Nina Ultra Pro is sold at Sally's, and it's usually fairly inexpensive. I like the ones I've tried, but I don't think they get a lot of press because they're not constantly coming out with hip and trendy colors.
Blue La La was a little thin. unfortunately, so it took more coats than I would like to use for nail art. I used a Milani gold glitter nail striper instead of the tape. A good thick glitter can hide a lot of mistakes!
Bottle shot: Sephora for OPI Give Peach A Chance, Nina Ultra Pro Blue La La, and Milani Art of Gold.
I kinda want to try this again because the original mani was soooo cool. Maybe using the striping tape would be better. Definitely using a better formula polish would be key.
Have you ever just fought and fought with a polish because you just wanted it to WORK?