I know my clean-up sucks. Practice makes perfect, and I need a LOT of practice. Actually, I need practice with putting polish on to begin with too. I don’t know why, but I didn’t paint my finger nails a lot as a kid. I did my toes a lot because it was easier to not mess up.
All of that said, I really like this manicure! This is only the second China Glaze polish I’ve used, and there seems to be a learning curve because the formula is different from other polishes. I’m trying to get the hang of it. I did three coats. I love the color, though. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m a sucker for a great hot pink. This color would look awesome on my toes.
The index and ring fingers have 2 coats of glitter. The others have nail stickers, starting with a big flower on the thumb, through the small flower on the middle finger, and the pinky is just a few petals. The smaller stickers are fine, but the flowers on my thumbs are coming up a bit on the edges, and I don’t know if that’s my fault or just that it’s a toy and meant for kids. I’ll say it’s because it’s a toy because I’m already hating on my basic skills, lol.
Base color: China Glaze Shocking Pink (Neon)
Accent color: OPI I Lily Love You
Nail stickers: a child’s pedicure kit toy I got at Barnes & Noble (mainly because I wanted the inflatable foot bath)
Top coat: Seche Vite