I had such high hopes for this mani, and they fell flat. 100% of that is my fault! I am going to try and re-do this one (hopefully sometime soon) and do it RIGHT.
My problem is that I tried to duplicate the nude base of the mani from Baroquen Nails, rather than just pick a random color to use as a base. The nude I grabbed takes 3 coats to be even remotely opaque, and is super thick so my nails look really fat. Also, my matte top coat is only quasi-matte…the blue color that I used is a true matte and looked much better BEFORE I added top coat!
The blue is called Brute by Mentality, and covers nicely in two thin coats. We’ll see what happens when I re-do this mani, I might use the same blue matte and just figure out how to make the rest of the design look better!
~ Nude: Forumla X – Marvelous
~ Blue: Mentality – Brute
~ Gold: OPI – I Found a Pot of Gold
The fun part here are these extra-thick striping tape pieces in gold from the Born Pretty Store. However, I think this is a terrible use for them, so I’ll be fully reviewing them next week! Suffice to say I love striping tape, and these are $0.99, so if you like striping tape to, check them out!