I started with a different base coat this time, butter LONDON Nail Foundation. I bought this after I had one hell of a crappy day and thought I needed to buy something expensive to make me feel better. As usual with such decisions, it was stupid. 😀
In my experience it is really not worth its price. At least on my nails it doesn’t do anything more a, say, essence base coat for 3 Euros does as well. It doesn’t glue the polish to the nails or at least magically makes the nail thick and healthy over night, which I would expect at this price. It makes a matte, slightly nude-toned base on your nails, but that’s it. Which in this case was what I wanted, to give the half-moon a neater look without looking too painted. But it still wasn’t enough for what I had in mind, so I added one coat of “so pure”.
After it dried completely I taped of the half-moon with hole reinforcers (twice) and each time painted one coat with “thigh high”. As with pretty much all essie polishes, quality is perfect. I’m a huge fan of the wide essie brush, application was nice and easy, and drying time was ok as well. This is my favourite kind of polish: a cream base that is opaque after two coats, but with a bit of added shimmer to give it depth and glow.
For some extra “bling” (and to mask some of the flaws after removing the reinforcers 😀 ) I placed glequins around the halfmoons.
Base coat: butter LONDON Nail Foundation
Base color: p2 Rich Care + Color 010 so pure (one coat)
Main color: essie 52 thigh high
Semi-transparent iridescent glequins from Born Pretty
Top coat: Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat