Hello everyone...only 4 days late on the post. No inspiration this week - work has me beyond aggravated, and when I finally got home each night, I had no energy or will to polish. It's unthinkable, isn't it?? Finally, I am ALMOST caught up, so I feel like I have some breathing room, and my creativity is coming back. I was a little nervous there...crazy as it is to some, doing my manicure is soothing and fun to me. I figure if you are reading this, you feel the same way.
Soooo... N. Had no idea what to do. Neon came to mind - too quickly - and I figured it would be an obvious choice this week. That made it a pass. I assumed (rightly so, seeing the posts up already) that others would do it much better than me. So, here is my contribution this week for N:
What didn't I like? A couple of things.
1) I can't topcoat this sucker. I did put an extra matte top coat on the pink first before taping off for the black (it did not change the finish - polish looked pretty much the same with and without it), but the black is kind of left on it's own. This is one day - a rough day, albeit - but only 1 day. Already seeing tip wear.
2) The formula on these sucked. I swear half the bottle stuck on the brush. It was thick and goopy. Both applied very streaky, and felt like it dried on the brush as I was polishing. I could deal with it with the pink, since I was polishing the whole nail, but the black - had to do 2 coats to get full cover. Not ideal when you have tape to remove. I had to make the second coat pretty thick, so it would soften up the first enough for me to pull of the tape relatively cleanly. Because of this, it took FOREVER to dry. Definitely need to introduce both to some thinner before I use again.
Colors used: Nicole by OPI "Still Into Pink" and "Totally in the Dark"
Now I have to get ideas going for "O". What to do, what to do....Until next week.
As usual, a shout out to Kimber @ Kimber's Lacquer Korner for starting us off. We have a new person joining the group, so it goes to show you - it's never too late. Go on over to Kimber's page, click on ABC Challenge tab, and find out how to join.
And, check out all the other "N" inspirations.