I just want to say first that I love neutral and black manicures. They’re so freakin’ classy, brah. So I did a little neutral and black thing yesterday and I love it forever. If I could marry it I would totally marry it. I’m seriously thinking about marrying it.
I started with two coats of Essie’s Mochacino, a medium-toned taupy brown with a lovely cool silvery shimmer. It really is a beautiful lacquer, and the formula is so nice that it’s almost un-Essie-ish. Hey look, I invented an adjective.
I waited for it to fully cure and then applied a herringbone stamp with Konad special black stamping polish. To finish it off I tried my new favorite top coat combo, a layer of Sally Hansen’s Diamond Shine, and a layer of Seche Vite quick dry top coat. I discovered this combo because Seche Vite and Out the Door work best over wet polish, and since my base coat before stamping is fully dry, I added the Diamond Shine to give the QDTC something to glom on to.
Turns out it gives you crazy glossy shine. That Diamond Shine stuff really is shiny, and Seche Vite is already a shine monster. The combo together is ridiculously shiny.
Oh yeah, one more thing. Guess what awesome thing happened about an hour after I finished?
Anyway, I also experimented with using silver linear holo as a topcoat to make any color look holographic. I used one coat of Ozotic 509 over a range of colors to see how they looked. Moderate success! I didn’t invest a lot of energy in clean-up because I took it all off about 5 minutes after I took the photo.
Posted on June 28, 2012, in Misc and tagged 509, catching fire, Diamond Shine, dream on, drk-a, Essie, fingerpaints, Fly, herringbone, holo, holographic, hot wheels, KAYS, konad, la fasta, manicure, mochachino, mochacino, nail polish, NOTD, opi, ozotic, QDTC, Sally Hansen, Seche Vite, sexy sundress, sinful colors, stamping. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.