Colors: Milani Rad Purple, Ulta Love my Blackberry, Milani Purple Outline, OPI Rainbow Connection
I wanted something a little mermaid inspired for tonight, so this is what I came up with. (And this one actually took some time!) Rad Purple is a great color, but, since it's a neon, takes more than a couple coats. I used four coats, so I applied a quick coat of SV to speed up the dry time. Next, I used Red Angel plate RA-111, for the scale effect stamp, with Love my Blackberry. The Ulta polishes are fantastic for stamping, should you ever wonder! After the stamp, add one more coat of SV. Notice a pattern forming here? Once that was completely dry, I taped off the tips and used Purple Outline, which is actually a nail art polish, and I LOVE it!! Then - you guessed it! - one final coat of SV, with the exception of my ring finger. I really wanted the scales on my ring finger to pop, so I grabbed Rainbow Connection. I swiped some onto a paper towel, and used my dotting tool to pick up individual hexagon pieces of glitter to place in the scale spaces. Was this a pain? Yes. Was it worth it? Completely. After my glitters were in place, one very careful coat of SV, and we're done!
I really enjoyed creating this mani. The colors went together really well without being too much for each other to handle. So, if you have a good bit of time, I highly recommend it!! Happy painting my lovelies!