Friday, 14 June 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Vacation - Stormy Tropics

Hey there!  It's the last day of The Digit-al Dozen's Vacation week.  For the last hurrah, I have a result that was quite different than the intent.  I thought I'd be getting a calm, sunny tropical mani but what I got ended up looking like a storm!  Let me know if you see the same as me.  To me it looks like water, trees and lightning...though that could just be my fear of lightning that's making me see it.

Last week I posted my look at Lina Nail Art Supplies new products, including this Fearless Top Coat that is touted as not messing with foils (review can be found here).  So I tested that claim and found she was right.  This top coat doesn't shred foils like every other one does.  The foil I tested it with is Caribbean Tides...that sounds heaven in some calm, blue water.  So I added some stamping from Lina Nail Art Supplies Make Your Mark 08 with Maniology Bam! White.  I thought this would look like the white ripples you get as the water rolls in.  

But what I got was my calm water looking like lightning in the palm trees (from Lina Nail Art Supplies 4 Seasons - Summer 01 stamped with Lina's Stamp Stick Black).  I mean, there are certainly storms in places with palm trees .  Not every tropical vacation has perfect weather and this one shows that.

After the stamping, I topped again with Fearless Top Coat.  In addition to not being hard on foils, it's also formulated to prevent smearing of your hard-earned stamping.  It definitely does that too.  Normally I'd use it and then follow it up with a quick dry top coat but I skipped the last step here so that I didn't ruin the foils at the last second.  

That's the end of our vacation.  I hope you didn't get tired of blue mani after blue mani coming from me.  What can I say? When I think of vacation, I think of open water and open skies....

'Til next time...

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  1. If you do not have the time or inclination to order up a water-based topcoat, Piggy Polish's topcoats work for keeping metallics unwrecked as well. That brand is sold at Target and Walmart in the US, not sure about Canada.

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