Sorry for the lack of posts... I've been out enjoying the beautiful weather instead of inside doing my nails or editing posts. TGIF! I'm sure everyone is looking forward to the weekend! I'm going to an outdoor concert festival on Saturday and I was so excited for it until I checked the forecast... it looks like it's going to be raining and cold... boo :(
Anyway today's post is inspired by @youngwildandpolished's skittle manis. I used her watercolor tutorial for this look and am happy to say I finally succeeded at this technique! I've tried it several times but always ended up taking it off in frustration.
Index: China Glaze - I'm With The Lifeguard x5(!)
Middle/Ring: Layla unnamed white x2 + watercolor with I'm With The Lifeguard and Endless Summer
Pinky: Color Club - Endless Summer x3
China Glaze - I'm With The Lifeguard. I had a lot of trouble capturing this color. Neons are so annoying to photograph. The picture below that I took with my cellphone is closer but it's still not exact. Check out Scrangie's swatch here for a better shot of the color. It's a bright tennis ball green with a bit of green and gold shimmer. I had issues with this being streaky and patchy although other reviewers didn't seem to have issues. I don't know if maybe I just got a bad bottle or didn't shake it well enough...? Next time maybe I'll start with a white base. I ended up doing 4 coats, then topcoat (because I was worried it would never dry!), then a 5th coat and more topcoat.
Color Club - Endless Summer is a nice vivid medium-dark blue (does that even make sense? I'm tired). The formula wasn't too bad. It self leveled nicely but was a bit sheer so I needed 3 coats. It also dried to a semi-matte rubbery looking finish but was fine with topcoat.
Anyone have any tips for photographing neons? What do you think of this mani?