Yellow Blue Bus! Dotted Mani
My cousin once visited Russia and when she came home one of the first things she told me was that saying, “yellow blue bus” sounds like “I love you” in Russian. That’s totally irrelevant to this post, except for the yellow blue part.
This is a color combination I really looked forward to. The blue and yellow are nicely complementary, although the photo makes the yellow look more lemony than it really is. I’m still learning how to control my dot sizes and placement, but I’m improving. At least I think I’m improving.
This would have all been awesome if I hadn’t decided to experiment with my topcoat. I found a bottle of NYC’s In a New York Minute quick dry top coat and figured I’d give it a try. I’ve seen it recommended on other blogs and I’m just sick of Seche Vite’s shrinkage. Unfortunately IaNYM seems to only cure the topmost layer quickly, and everything underneath cures at its own rate. You can dent it and smush it for quite a while after application. It protects you from casual bumps, but if you whang your hand, it’s blemish city.\
The problem with curing just the top layer quickly is that you can end up with bubbling. The lower layers off-gas as they cure and get trapped beneath the hardened surface. If you’re not committed to letting each layer totally and fully dry between very thin coats, this can be a problem. I’m too impatient for that. I slap it on and do additional layers as soon as it’s dried enough not to drag. I’ve discovered that the only salvation is Seche Vite. SV is designed to go over wet polish and cure it down to the base. If not for that magical product it’s bubble city, population: me. Bummer.
Posted on May 16, 2012, in Misc and tagged dreamer, hot wheels, in a new york minute, lexington yellow, manicure, nail polish, NOTD, NYC, quick dry top coat, Revlon, Seche Vite. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.