I started with a base of Kleancolor Neon Sapphire, a lovely dark shiny blue. Then the fun started. Maybe the vinyls had been hanging around too long or I just did it wrong. Anyway, I'd chosen the fish scales but the little scales all lifted with the vinyl so I had to push them all out one by one with a cocktail stick. I blame this for the fact that then I proceeded to get 7 out of 10 nails the wrong way up! (didn't even spot that until an hour after I'd finished!!) I used Fancy Gloss Mermaid Tales which I knew was opaque enough in 1 coat and that part was fine. The overall look is pretty - just not correct!
Anyway, I added a matte top coat, the shimmery Avon Destination Peach and I really liked the way they looked (errors aside).
Then a new polish arrived, from a new UK Indie maker, Violet Rose Polish. Thistle was so much prettier than I ever would have imagined so I added a coat to this mani. In some lights you couldn't see the vinyl pattern any more, but who cares - Thistle is a green/blue/purple (and hundreds of other colours) flakie topcoat and it is stunning!
And of course I had to try it matte - EVEN MORE STUNNING!!
|scales with Fancy Gloss Mermaid Tales
|matte scales with Fancy Gloss Mermaid Tales
|Violet Rose Thistle
|Violet Rose Thistle matte