January 21, 2011
Since it's the first week of school, I wanted something fun to try with my nails. I ended up doing an asymmetrical french tip nail using the China Glaze polish I bought a couple weeks ago.
What I used:
- China Glaze 689 Emotion- Milani Nail Art (with precision brush) in Black Sketch
- Nailene French Manicure (base color polish and acrylic strong top coat)
I did a base coat and the base color polish the night before doing the tips (which was probably a bad idea). The next day when adding the color, I took the China Glaze polish and did a high slope swipe on one side of the nail and did a short slope swipe on the other side of the nail. When dried, I added a black lining to the tips. For the high slop, i made the lining pass the intersection and on the other side, i made the line touch the other. And of course add a top coat when dried.
I was debating about returning the "Emotion" color because I didnt like the way it looked on my nails when I applied it to the whole nail. But as I've stated before, I'm not a big fan of painting the whole nail. When I tested out putting it on the tips, I really liked the color after all and I love how it's shimmery.
I was a bit disappointed with the polish itself, but it was particularly my own fault. I only applied one coat, which, when painted, looked good enough. There was no streaking, it was not opaque, it actually looked fine. However, the polish started to rub off after a day or two, so I had to do touch ups.
The mistake I made was applying the base polish coat the night before. Being without the top coat and dealing with everyday business, ended up making it peel within a couple days after I DID apply the polish. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but lets just say, it started peeling really badly.