Hello Everyone!! Today I have a couple beauties of the new Hunger Games collection by China Glaze! Mahogany Magic and Luxe and Lush were calling to me last night! So I started out with MM with 2 coats. It is a rich chocolate creme color! SO shiny, as these photos are without a top coat! ;-)
Then I added a coat of Wicked Fast top coat and then Seche Vite top coat to quickly dry it! For me, if I only do Seche Vite, I get bad tip wear the next day. And actually, I started typing mid-painting this mani and even had some tip wear from just that! Must learn to tip lighter I suppose! Anyway, in the last few pictures you'll see my tip wear - insert sad face here!
I did a diagonal tape line to paint my Luxe and Lush. I love the way this polish glows! And even better with Mahogany Magic as the base! I then finished if off with another coat of Wicked Fast top coat.
So I wore this mani all day yesterday and loved it. I knew by the end of the day though it was on to the next color - especially with my tips peeking through. So what I sometimes do is "play" with what I've got on! I had just bought my first dotting tool and did that on my thumb. I then saw my beautiful bottle of Shift Happens by Girly Bits sitting on my vanity - *light bulb*. How amazing does this look!?! I would do this over without the tape mani and just layer the 3 colors for the ultimate flake/shift mani!! YUM! So again, sorry for my tips and even noticed my hands are looking dry too...please forgive me! It's too pretty not to share!
Don't worry, I will do a full review on Shift Happens! This was just a little bonus feature for today! Hope you enjoyed my layering!
I bought my China Glaze from Sally's Beauty Supply as buy 2, get 1 free! And I finally signed up for their membership program and saved an additional $1 per bottle! I bought some Prismatics too, so it worked out to be about $4 per bottle. Sounds like a good deal to me ;-)