In a break from tradition, I’m going to begin this week’s Nail the Week post with my materials list, which is as follows:
-Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Base Coat
-Barry M Nail Paint in Copper
-Ciate Mini in Hopscotch
-Sephora Tie Dye Top Coat
-Metal Stud Stickers in Copper, by MissLyn
-Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat
-Barry M Corrector Pen for clean-up
Is this list shorter than you were expecting? Well, I really haven’t forgotten anything; thanks to Sephora’s nifty and versatile Tie Dye Top Coat I was able to incorporate three different orange shades into my mani using just one colour polish! Best of all, Tie Dye is so easy to use- to create this look I simply painted my index finger and thumb with Copper and the remaining nails with Hopscotch and waited for the colour to dry thoroughly before layering on two coats of Tie Dye to my ring and middle finger, followed by a further two to my middle finger. After this had dried I attached the copper studs and added two coats of top coat to make sure that they wouldn’t budge.
I’m really impressed with how well Tie Dye worked. You could use it to create an ombre effect across several nails like I have here or paint coats of it onto the tip of each nail for a dip dye effect. It’s also brilliant for matching your polish to an outfit if it’s a couple of shades too light! You can expect to see more of what I think will soon become a cult product on my blog soon!
As a side note, I was also pleased with how well the studs stayed on my nails. I haven’t used metal nail decorations before for fear that they’d fall off very quickly but these stayed on for a good three days before I had to carry out emergency top coat repairs. I’ll doubtless be featuring these in my future Nail the Week posts as well!
And finally, my thumbnail polish hasn’t gone blobby, that’s a raindrop (English weather strikes again!)