If you missed it, I have another post today about how the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida were introduced to SpaTouch, LLC and the IBX nail repair and strengthening system!
But I have flakies for you now! It starts with China Glaze VIII, a dark, creamy, smoky purple. Gorgeous!
Over that, I used Color Club Violet Twilight. Don't let the blue base deceive you - it doesn't really look like that on the nail. You can see it hardly affected the dark purple China Glaze. Look at the red and green and gold flakies, though. *sigh*
Inspired by Devilish Designs nail art, I set out to make a similar flower and swirl design using Revlon Spirit, a creamy white from their Top Speed line. I gotta say, this polish impressed me! So nice for nail art - opaque, but thin enough to make the swirls easily.
I used the China Glaze again to add in the flower details. Look how the flakies wink from behind the design. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more!
Topcoat to make it all shiny - it helps the flakies to really look their best, too. I like the nail art, but it really is about the flakies, isn't it.
I love the contrast between the dark and flakie background and the stark white flowers and swirls. So different!
Bottle shot: China Glaze VIII, Color Club Violet Twilight, and Revlon Spirit
Do you like putting art over a flakie, or is it a crime to cover up their beauty?