Lately, I have been in love with Neons/Brights. Perfect time for me to have a neon mani!
Here is the mani then I will give you the dets afterwards.
|Skittles mani First Day of Spring 03/25/2017|
I started out by putting a peel away base coat on top of my gel nails. Easier for me to remove and very minimal staining around the edges.
The colors I picked out were from several different brands. I wanted neon and/or bright. Like blinding. These are the colors I picked. I will have a full supply list at the bottom of my post. I totally forgot to put a white polish on first, but I think they came out bold enough for me. Jimmi's Purple was applied with 2 coats on the thumb. D'oh was applied in three coats on the pointer finger. Powder Green was 3 coats on the middle finger. It is very sheer so I needed that many coats (because of my faux paux with the white base.) Sunset Strip was also a 3 coater on the ring finger. Again, sheer and no white. Water Proof was 2 coats on the pinky.
After painting, I applied a clear top coat, just in case I mess up on the stamping. This would allow me to wipe off the stamping with non-acetone remover and not damage the original mani.
I used Snow Me White for the stamping, along with Bundle Monster plate BM-XL05 and my Born Pretty Jelly Stamper.
I was a little underwhelmed with the mani at this point. I guess I always need some kind of sparkle on my nails. I added Fairy Dust to the top and I was sparkling!!!
So far, this is one of my favorite manis! Still practicing stamping to make my technique better, but thrilled how this turned out.
|Supplies for First Day of Spring Skittles mani 03/25/2017|
Jimmi's Purple and Powder Green - Broadway Nails Gel Strong (Bought these at Dollar General for $1.85 per bottle)
Water Proof - Broadway Nails (Dollar General for $1)
D'oh - Wet N Wild Wild Shine (Rite Aid for $.99)
Sunset Strip - Orly Color Amp'd (KMart for $9.99)
Snow Me White - Sinful Colors (Big Lots for $1.00)
Fairy Dust - China Glaze (Don't have a clue about this one)
Big Peel Off - Sally Hansen (Walgreens don't have a price)
Quick Dry Top Coat - Out the Door (Sally Beauty for $11.49)
Plate BM-XL05 - Bundle Monster (bought in a destash)
Jelly Stamper - Born Pretty (Amazon for $8.99 for 3 stampers and 2 scrapers)