I created a manicure today with one purpose: to call forth a sense of joy in very hot weather. I started with a bright neon yellow: Almost Famous from Color Club's Poptastic Collection. I decided butterflies would be a happiness inducing accompaniment.
With pink Konad special polish, I stamped the butterflies from Bundle Monster plate BM09. Since many varieties of butterflies have dots on their wings, I used pink pearls and iridescent orange discs to create the pattern. Then I placed a hot pink marquis rhinestone to form the center body. I embellished a few of my tips with pink flowers that have a diaphanous sheen. Both the discs and the flowers came from Bundle Monster.
As with the majority of yellows, Almost Famous is a fussy diva polish. I started with two coats of Brucci 2 in 1 Nail Perfection and used OPI Drip Dry Drops to have my nails thoroughly dry before bedtime. This morning, I added four coats of Almost Famous for perfect opacity. Shorter nails can definitely get by with three coats. The polish was streaky going on and a little runny, but I am thrilled with the color and the perfect finish. The polish was easy to clean up and worth the extra effort.
I usually prefer using a whitening base coat in lieu of starting with white polish. I feel it looks cleaner at the edges. With Almost Famous, it might be worth layering over a white cream. I love the color and feel it warrants experimenting with application.
I hope my manicure brought a sense of happiness to your day no matter what the weather.
Color Club Almost Famous was sent to me for review. This shade along with the entire Poptastic Collection can be purchased at victoriasnailsupply.com.
Happy painting, ladies!