Warning! The following post is very picture heavy!!
So the other day I did the most involved manicure that I've done in a long time. It probably took me about 2 hours to do just my left hand, but I had Netflix to keep me company. I used 32 polishes, plus base and top coat for this manicure, and they're all at the end of the post!
I love this manicure!!! It may have taken forever, but I am absolutely thrilled with the result!
I started by painting each nail in the palest color, then using white polish (Sally Hansen Blac) I traced on the scales design. Using my dotting tool, I filled in each scale with a different color, and outlined them all in black acrylic paint. Sometimes I feel like using acrylics is cheating, but this time I really needed precision and TINY lines, so I compromised.
Since this manicure took so long, I decided to do something simpler on my right hand.
I used the dry brush technique, using the same color scheme on each finger that I used on my left hand. I then stamped over it with Cheeky Plate CH10, as it's the closest plate I had to scales.
The colors I used are in the pictures below:
Tools used for left hand
Tools used for right hand
And here's the ridiculous mess I was left with on my post-it after the mani!
So, what do you guys think? What's your most involved mani? Would you ever do something this complicated? I personally think it's worth it!