Can I first just say how much I heart you all?! I can't believe that there are over 500 followers on DizzyNails. This completely blows my mind and is humbling and exciting all at the same time. Thank you thank you!! We've come a long way, baby!
So, I finally did change my mani. This is Butter London Wallis, shown at three coats. I probably could have gotten away with two.
Wallis is a Nordstrom exclusive color available now.
It's a beautiful blackened olive shimmer with striking gold accents.
I do not think this flatters my skin tone in any way, shape, or form, yet I could not care less. I'm very pleased with Wallis. It makes me think of antique brass or something.
Those crazy caps are so huge and reflective. See my entire patio, pool, and the lake out back in the picture above?
This last picture was taken indoors, just to show any differences with color in the artificial lighting.
Sarah, if you are reading, here are some quick tips on how to wrap your tips when you have very short nubs! I apologize in advance because I do not have any demonstrative pictures for you. What I recommend it to carefully wrap your tips in at least the last coat of color as well as the top coat. You may not want to do all the layers (base and all the coats of polish) as it's hard to get much of anything on the ends when your nails are really short. Also, you are going to make at least a bit of mess - this is a given. Keep something handy for quick clean up. I like to use the Sephora nail polish corrector felt-tipped pen or just now I am getting into using a brush and acetone clean-up method with the ELF concealer brush. That way, when you splotch the polish onto your skin you can just tidy it up right away. Another tip that may help is to just be purposeful in how much polish you have on the brush when you go to wrap the tip. Try doing it with just what is left over from after you painted the main part of your nail. Then, hopefully there won't be so much on there that you are prone to getting as much on your skin.
Let me know if this is helpful at all. I will make a point to try and do a more thorough tutorial with pictures the next time I'm rocking short nubs. :)