Last Sunday I decided to finally try out my bottle of Zoya Casey that I had gotten from the Earth Day promo. I LOVE HER <3 Casey is so incredibly shiny it's unbelievable. Unfortunately when I applied her Sunday night I then ended up with sheet marks the next morning so the photo below is four coats of Casey and one of topcoat.
So, after the four coat fiasco I took the whole thing off Monday night and re-applied, getting away with a mere three coats and top coat. Tuesday night I decided to jazz it up a bit and brought out my bottle of Zoya Faye. I used my french tip guides and placed them at the base of each nail then applied Faye so that I had a half circle of sparkle right at the cuticles. Not quite satisfied, I got out my striping brush and put one stripe down the inside edge of each ring finger nail. Then two stripes down the outer edge of each thumb nail and a third, curved, stripe perpendicular to those.
I couldn't stop staring and shifting my fingers to watch the sparkle!
Here is the manicure in artificial light
And here it is in natural light. Just look at that sparkle!
I was so in love with this manicure I even patched it on Thursday when it started chipping rather than taking it off.
And of course, obligatory tea photo ;)