my colour inspiration
I started out with OPI Black Cherry Chutney, I love this shade, not only is it a dark vampy purple with hints of red and gold, but it can be a great base for Max Factor Fantasy Fire. But I decided not to use fantasy fire, and so the disaster began!
work in progress
In my mind I had a great idea for doing a corner of each nail as a tape mani, so after my two layers of nail envy, two layers of Black Cherry Chutney and a layer of Seche (yay! big smiley face!)
I taped off the corners and used Zoya Maisie flakie polish on each corner (should have fantasy fire'd!) then the tape peeled off and I had sharp lines, it looked great. At this point I should have stopped. And took pics, but I didn't.....
I hate this...
In my wisdom I added a row of the pink OPI Past Present and Fuchsia using a dotting tool, then decided the dots when spaced looked naff and filled the gap. At this point the tops of my fingers began to resemble a shell suit I had as a teenager in the nineties. Horrible. I didn't even bother to to take more than the single picture above.
It lasted a day as I didn't have time to start over.