Scalloped / Cloud Mani Featuring Barielle Shades.
|Shown with a coat of Gelous and Seche Vite.|
I got to feeling a little frisky and decided to try the Scalloped or Cloud Mani look. It's my first time doing this so I gave it a test run first on a swatch stick. The test run came out much better than my actual nails but I am still happy with the end result. I even it wore this to get an oil change and one of the service guys commented on them; He asked if I had gone to a Reggae Party. Um, no, I didn't. LOL
|Barielle, Sunshine. 3 coats. No top coat.|
I started with a yellow base; Barielle's Sunshine. It's a pretty yellow cream with subtle shimmer. This is a typical 'Yellow' kind of formula; thick, streaky, and not self-leveling. It also took a really long time for each coat to dry. Probably not the best yellow but if you love this particular shade then go for it.
|My 1st row of dots.|
Using Barielle's Life of the Party, a bright magenta pink cream, I added some dots horizontally across each nail. I used a sewing pin with a large head as my dotting tool. I made sure each dot connected with the last. Life of the Party is a very dense cream polish so it was perfect for this design. As you can see it looks a little different over the yellow base; it makes it appear to be a coral pink. You can see a nail stick swatch if you scroll down a little.
|My 2nd row of dots.|
|Barielle, Life of the Party. 2 coats. No top coat.|
|Barielle, Surf's Up & Cult Nails, Party Time. 2 coats each. No top coat.|
These 3 Barielle Shades are from the Some Like It Hot Collection (Summer 2012). The set also includes two other colors; an orangey coral called Gotta Have Fate & Lilly of the Valley, a shimmery emerald green. You can buy these individually as well; however, Sunshine, Life of The Party, and the 5 pack are not available on www.barielle.com right now but you may be able to find them at other online retailers. I also see that Ulta carries a small selection of Barielle Shades so you might find these in store.