Xen wanted to try a new design that I had on my nail wheel – it looks pretty random, like a cross between marbling and sponging. The new wheel:
However, she didn’t want the gold frame because she doesn’t like gold, so we left it bare. For the rest of the nails, I suggested using super-realistic floral stickers I’d bought from Tokyo:
The base colour is a beautiful eggshell white that I custom-mixed using Gelish Sheek White and Gelish Forever Beauty. Yes, it’s possible to mix Gelish colours to get the perfect shade that you want – this is great because it gets around the problem of the Gelish colour range being limited. However, when you mix it, you don’t want to mix too much or you’ll end up wasting the leftover. Thus, application can be a bit tedious because you’re dipping into a shallow mixing dish instead of a full bottle, and thus not getting enough gel polish on your brush to cover the entire nail smoothly and you have to keep picking up more. To get around this problem, I’m thinking of premixing the eggshell white in a bottle… Yes, a full bottle! It’s a gorgeous colour, so I think this might be popular enough to justify premixing in large quantities…
Anyway… I also used Gelish Red Roses and Artistic Colour Gloss Mocha Chino for the abstract design.
The floral stickers are gorgeous (but my camera didn’t pick up the detail – they look blurred in these pictures) and thin, so they look very natural and just blend into the nail design without obvious outlines.