I started with a base of a plain white and, once dry, started taping off my stripes using thin striping tape. I have never had that much tape on my hands before! Then I started painting the blues using a small nail art brush so I wouldn't overlap into the next stripe. I started in the corner closest to my cuticle using Freya's Cats, the newest shade. It's the brightest of the blues here. After Freya's Cats is Cosmos, a medium blue and then Hope, the darkest of the three (I showed Hope on it's own here).
Hopefully you can see how different the blues actually are. Cosmos was the first one I had bought and didn't buy the others right away because I thought they'd be similar and I wouldn't need all three but I'm happy I have all of them. I don't know why I thought Picture Polish would put out something that wasn't completely original...silly me.
Since I painted all my stripes before I removed the tape there were some ridges and some places I had to try to fix up but I think it turned out okay.
|Awkward three bottle shot|
Can you tell how much I love Picture Polish's colors? I use them constantly. I don't have a big stash of previous manicures in the vault but I can tell you I already have one of a gradient I did using Picture Polish pastels. I'll get it up here soon. Can't wait to see what they come out with next!
'Til next time...