Before I start a mani, I tend to try out the design first on a finger to see if it turns out how I imagined it in my head. Because let's face it, some manis that look AMAZING in our heads turn into disasters on our nails. Here are two practice shots:
Fortunately they turned out how I had hoped so I didn't have to do too much fiddling *grin
As you can see the black lines in the final mani are a lot thicker than those in my test shots. I actually would have preferred the thinner lines but I couldn't get the straight edges I wanted so I kept going over them until I was satisfied, and hence the fat black lines.
The bottle of Chi Chi in the above photo is called "OMG" and omg it is the most vibrant neon (without being too fluro) pink ever! and I lalalalove it! The other pinks I used were Sally Hansen's "Sonic Boom" and "Flashy Fuchsia". The lightest pink was a combination of "OMG" and a whte polish. I've yet to lay hands on a nice light pink that I like. Suggestions?
There's just something about matte nails I'm liking at the moment. Decided to try these with a matte top coat as well and I actually quite like them more matte than glossy!