Here are the newly glorious nubs! I wanted them to feel super fabulous, so I picked Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop for them.
I used two coats and it is shown without top coat here.
For being so glitter-packed, it is actually rather well-behaved in application.
The hardest part of application, as you may imagine, is being mindful of the tips, where the larger glitter pieces like to hang halfway off the ends. :)
When that happens, I usually take the end of my small nail file and just gently push them all the way onto the nail.
Candy Shop definitely makes me happy, even if it feels like it's missing some beloved square glitters.
I decided to mattify it! I used a coat of Gelous, a coat of Poshe, and then a coat of Essie Matte About You.
They are quite smooth and even.
The overall effect is somewhat matte yet shiny all at the same time.
I did end up with some shrink at the tips, which you don't see in these "fresh" photos. I think it was probably inevitable, since the base formula of the pink polish is a jelly. I can live with it, though. It's really quite minor.
Well, originally I had planned to get Candy Shop and Forget You (which is my current pedi) when then came out separately. When I saw the Lippmann "Get This Party Started" trio set at Nordstrom last week, I kind of caved. I'm a sucker for those "value of" signs!! Makes me feel like I am saving money somehow. :)