Sunday, September 2, 2012
Cloudy Skittles Mani in Black, White, and Pink
So I am just having way too much fun with this cloud design by Nailside. I did my first cloud nails just two days ago to cover up my Pucci-Licious mani, and I loved it so much that I immediately started thinking of different ways to do it! I was just going to do a matte/glossy black cloud mani (as seen on my ring finger above), but then I kept coming up with more ideas and I needed to try them all right away!
So this is what I came up with, using four different polishes and three different top coats.
(L to R)
Pinky: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Essie Tour De Finance, Wet 'n Wild Black Creme, Seche Vite TC.
Ring: China Glaze Smoke and Ashes, Essie Matte About You, Essie Good to Go.
Middle: SC Snow Me White, Wet 'n Wild Black Creme, Essie Good to Go, Essie Matte About You.
Index: Essie Tour De Finance, Essie Matte About You, Essie Good to Go, Matte About You.
And the thumb is CG Smoke and Ashes, Essie Tour De Finance (two coats), and Smoke and Ashes again.
The ring finger design was the first one I thought of, and it seemed to work pretty well except for the top coat getting a little thick on the tip of my nail, where the smallest part of the "cloud" is. It didn't get as thick as the matte top coat did on my middle finger though.
The index finger design didn't work out as well as I thought it would. It just doesn't stand out that much. (Especially in pictures) I think this was the best shot I got of it:
Here's another shot of all five nails (you can definitely see the globbiness on my middle finger in this picture):
I was trying to figure out if I could pick one favorite nail from this mani, but I don't think I can. I just had so much fun doing them all! I do think the ring, pinky, and thumb are the best ones, though.
What do you think? Do you like one of these designs best? Should I do more of them? Let me know! I'd love some suggestions and/or feedback.