Thursday, February 19, 2015
Lead Lighting Nail Art
Today I have a little Crumpet Nail Tarts Pick-n-Mix. This week is geometric/yellow,blue and green. I think I achieved both!
I started with two coats of Finger Paints Black Expressionism and then stamped with VL-3 and Konad White. When I top coated it, smeared the white, which happens often with Konad stamping polishes and Seche Vite. I am actually on the search for a better top coat. Despite my love for how fast it dries, I have been having a lot of shrinkage recently. I feel like I am on a holy grail quest for the perfect top coat. Bah! Anyway, I ended up touching up the black lines to cover up some of the smearing.
Then I used Colors By Llarowe Tweety Bird (yellow) and Loaded Lacquer Island Punch (blue) to lead light over the white. I was having trouble finding a green jelly in my stash, so I took Julep Payton, which is somewhat sheer at one coat, and mixed it with a clear polish from Sally Hansen. I kept mixing until I got the opacity I wanted.
Despite the smearing and imperfect lead lighting, I ended up really loving this! Wouldn't this make a great easter egg mani with some spring colors? So fun!
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