I was sat looking at my pretties last week, as I sometimes do just because I am a bit of a Magpie and like to look at shiny things. I was wondering what to do with my nails (before I did the butterfly wings mani), which colour to paint them, glitter, flaky, nail art? So many choices, and too much free time at that moment, so I grabbed some shiny, sparkly and lovely polishes, all gorgeous in their own right, and I tried ALL of them! BIG mistake, I do love playing with layering, and experimenting with which polish goes with which colour but I really did get carried away with this one.
The polishes I used were OPI Thanks so Muchness, NFU Oh 51, Kleancolor Chunky Holo Fuschia and Urban Decay Burnout. The final colour was lovely and as a result I now know how to create this without using the 10 layers that just wouldn't dry! I only used four colours, but kept layering, until there was so much polish on, no wonder it wouldn't dry. I went to bed with this lot on, and I could still leave an indent with my nail in the morning, so off it came. I actually scraped it off as it was still tacky and just removed the residue with remover, so at least removal wasn't bad.
I started with my base coat, then 2 layers of the OPI, then a layer of Kleancolor, then 2 layers of Urban Decay, then another layer of Kleancolor, then NFU Oh 51, then another Kleancolor, then a shiny top coat. 10 layers in total, ridiculous!
The final result was extremely hard to capture, but believe me when I say it was spectacular, and was worth the 5 pics. In the sunshine shots outdoors my camera was having a meltdown it was so shiny and sparkly. It had it all going on, multichrome colour flashes, sparkle, glitter, flakes and a deep richness of colour, I will be doing a more sensible version of this soon, and when I do, I will of course share it with you all :)
Here are the pics, and please forgive the application of polish, this was pre clean-up, and since I removed it all anyway, there were no post clean-up pics! Pics as usual are clickable for more close up detail.