Tuesday, March 22, 2011
An unusual french
I had this idea brewing for a long time to do a french mani with darker shades from pinky to thumb. The original idea was to use a lilac base and I really wish I had, but this Joe Powder Blue was calling my name for some reason.
This is 2 coats and it was the first Joe polish I bought. It's also the biggest pain in the ass. I got a nasty bubble as you can see on my pinky and the formula is pretty streaky. I laid it on pretty thick to get it in 2 coats.
So although these polishes aren't all the same shade, it was the best I could do with the limitations in my stash. From L-R:
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - White On
Color Club - Who Are You Wearing
Elf - Desert Haze
Color Club - High Society
Joe - Storm
Sally Hansen Salon Manicure - Bittersweet
I did the first 5 colours on a diagonal. Then I put the white one away and painted them in the same order over top:
I did have a bit of a tape issue on my index finger though. I may try this again one day when I can find 5 colours that are all in the same family because I think it would look much better.