I promise more blue, and more blue you shall have! This mani arose out of a desire to see what Tough by Mentality looked like with glossy top coat (since it is a matte polish). And also because I will take absolutely any excuse to use Turbulence by Emily de Molly. That polish makes me drool.
The inspiration for this came loosely from Liloo Nail Art (…again) this time inspired by her accent nail. Honestly, this mani was deceptively simple. You have to start out with matte polish, add scotch tape, then striping tape (making sure that it doesn’t cover the edge of the scotch tape) and THEN add glossy top coat. This ensures that half the nail ends up glossy and that the top coat covers the striping tape. Otherwise, the striping tape will just fall off!
Despite the unanticipated effort that went into this, I like how it came out. If only the sun had cooperated…so no sunny photos today! Philly has been getting a lot of almost-snow. Which is to say no snowball fights yet, sadly, but many cloudy and mildly wet days.
~ Blue: Mentality – Tough
~ Blue glitter: Emily de Molly – Turbulence
You can pick up Tough for $6.75 (with free USA shipping!) at the Mentality store. Hope you enjoyed!