Day 12 of the 30 Day Challenge brings us to stripes. I used three colors of gray to do some horizontal stripes and then added some silver striping tape to help differentiate the colors.
My original plan was to use four different shades but the spacing worked out better with three. I started with the lightest color and went to the darkest shade as I moved toward the tips.
The colors in this manicure from lightest to darkest are:
OPI My Pointe Exactly (sheer light gray)
Sinful Colors Slate (medium gray creme with a subtle shimmer)
Sinful Colors Hot Wired (dark metallic sparkly gray)
I started with three coats of OPI My Pointe Exactly followed by a coat of Poshe fast-dry top coat. Once it was dry, I used some striping tape about one-third of the way down the nail and added one coat of Sinful Colors Slate. I followed that with another coat of Poshe. Finally I used the striping tape one last time to mark off the tip and painted that with one coat of Sinful Colors Hot Wired. To top it off, one coat of Gelous and one coat of Poshe. Definitely time-consuming waiting for all of the layers to dry, even with the fast-dry top coat.
Hot Wired is part of the new Sinful Colors Hot Flash Metallics line. It is very sparkly, but not sure I’d call it metallic. Still, it’s very pretty. This was my first time using it — to satisfy the 30 Days of Untrieds challenge I’m participating in simultaneously — so I definitely want to try it on its own. I think it will be a go-to polish for me this fall and winter.
Have you found a favorite among the new fall polishes yet?
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