Friday, June 27, 2014

Icing, Watermelon.


We have a rogue pumpkin vine growing in our backyard and it has these bright yellow/orange blooms all over it. So I wanted to do something like that on my nails.

Icing, Watermelon is a polish I picked up on a whim. It's a soft orangey peach crelly (cross between a creme and a jelly). It took 3 coats to cover up some staining I had on my nails but still looks very squishy. Formula was very easy to apply due to the very jelly-like consistency. Even the huge brush wasn't a problem. It did dry to a very odd finish though; it had some very fine texture particles in it, almost like some neons have. A top coat is necessary.

On my Middle & Thumb nails I applied 2 coats of China Glaze, White On White. I then stamped these Lilies from Bundle Monster plate BM-314 using Wet n Wild, Black Creme. Since Watermelon is on the sheer side it worked well to fill in the Lilies with a very fine tipped dotting tool (once again using the Led Lighting technique). 

I topped all my nails with 2 coats of In A Hurry (unfortunately the stamp smeared). I also tried a new base coat; Bridge The Ridge by ACI is a ridge-filling basecoat that has a milky appearance. It worked great but I did notice that there were a few clumps in it. I will try giving it a few extra shakes before using it again in hopes that will eliminate the issue. Otherwise, my nails held up great and I didn't have any issues with premature chipping.

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