Today I went for an over-the-top star-studded mani. It began like this:
Yep, those are cool star cut-outs in Scotch Tape made with star hole-punches (you can get them at any craft store). I began with China Glaze's Strong Adhesion Base Coat. Normally, I don't use a base coat, but after this mistake, I now realize why a base is so essential. After my base, I added 2 coats of China Glaze's Four Leaf Clover. Instead of the usual Seche Vite, I applied a coat of OPI's Radidry Top Coat (thank you Jenny @ Polishology for the recommendation). After that dried for a bit, I stuck the tape on my nails at random spots. I alternated nails and polished in the stars with China Glaze Lemon Fizz and Shocking Pink. As soon as I filled in the stars, I pulled off the tape. I outlined the stars with Milani Art of Silver striper polish and glitzed up the stars with China Glaze Fairy Dust. Finally, I added 2 more coats of OPI's Rapidry Top Coat.
It's a bit over-the-top... but totally fun & spunky, too.
AND, now that I've reached 50 followers (thank you AGAIN :) to Jenny @ Polishology), what do you guys want to win? I have an awesome idea for a giveaway... but let me hear what you think!