First off, I'd like to apologize for slacking! I've been cheating on nail polish lately with my makeup.
Also, I've had to paint my nails pretty much every single night this past week - not by choice, but because of egregious chipping. I have to say I'm getting tired of this trend! :( I'd like to go for two days, please and thank you!
Okay. So the nails here. I started with two coats of Illamasqua Smash.
I found it to be the perfect underwear for my beloved Hare Asteroid Turf! I used one coat of Asteroid Turf over and then followed with two coats of top coat.
I was going for The Hulk-ish nails since I had planned to do Hulk inspired makeup last Sunday (yeah, that's how old these pictures are).
Asteroid Turf seemed Hulkishly lovely!
I was mad about some tiny bubbles in the top coat, though (I had used NYC Grand Central Station on a whim - I don't normally use it because it doesn't dry fast enough for me), so I ultimately decided to take it right off.
My next Hulk mani was two coats of Smash with one to two coats of Lynnderella All Hallow's Eve over.
This would be round one of that particular mani (yeah, I was just having all kinds of trouble with my manis last Saturday). You'll see round two very soon.
Looks good, though, right?! Especially since I took these right after painting them, so they are all glossy and shiny and awesome.
Here is the second version of the Smash and All Hallow's Eve mani. I'm not even going to bore you with why I took off the first one.
These last pictures here I took the day after having painted my nails, so that's why they look a little dull and not so glossy - it was eating top coat like cray-zay! I used one coat of Gelous and two coats of Seche Vite over top of everything and clearly that was not quite enough to get a final glassy smoothness. *sigh*
Still, I do like this one even better than the previous one because I ended up with more black and other various glitters showing on my nails here. :)