I decided it was still worth posting though, if for nothing else it warns others not to use that particular topcoat!
- China Glaze 'Below Deck' (dark purple)
- NYC 'Downtown' (reddish purple)
- Sally Hansen 'Fairy Teal' (teal)
- MUA 'Ameretto Crush' (peachy pink)
|before the gradient|
You can see the mess a gradient manicure makes in the pic below, total nightmare to tidy up but worth it :)
Finally, I added topcoat. Now, normally I use Seche Vite but my bottle has less than half left now, and as anyone who has used it before knows it starts to get a bit thick and gloopy about then, and causes some major shrinkage on your nails. So I decided to give another top coat I have a go - OPI Rapidry.
BIG mistake - as you can probably see in the pic below the dots all bled after I applied the top coat. At first I thought I hadn't let everything dry enough (although I was sure I had), but tried using Seche Vite on my other hand and it was absolutely fine. Therefore I can only blame the topcoat and won't plan to use this again!
I'm away to take this mani off now and put on some plain polish *sob*
P.s. if the mani was staying I would clean up my cuticles a bit more as there is some staining, but didn't see the point really :)