Well, I have been busy doing all of the above. It didn't start out that way of course but then it rarely does! First I did a mani with Color Club Wink Wink Twinkle which like most things of a purple nature do not photograph well. The colour on my photo's is pulling far more pink than it is. In reality its more a neon purple/magenta with non sparkly glitter and more of a matte finish. Non sparkly, I don't know how that works, but it does work though and I wore this one for almost 24 hours before I had to mess!
First I put China Glaze Fairy Dust over it to make it shine and sparkle, then because the bottles were next to each other and looked pretty I decided to try a tape mani by adding China Glaze Blue Sparrow into the mix.
By this point I was envisioning a 'not quite red white and blue', and since there are a lot of my USA friends celebrating the 4th July and doing manicures to match, I though I would add some 'not quite white' to match the other 'not quites' :) SO I used a fauxnad plate and using MAC cosmetics Lustreware as the polish I stamped a pretty flower and stem design. Then for the whole star spangled 4th July thing I added another coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust. It didn't need it to be honest, but I couldn't resist it anyway. So as a nod to my American friends and followers here is my 'not quite the 4th July' manicure. I hope you all like it.