These are the problems I encountered:
1) it wastes a lot of polish.
2) you have a small window of opportunity with this - the polish doesn't seem to stay at a consistency for very long where you can get the long strings you need to do this properly. I got the hang of it more towards the end (with a little practice), but still a little frustrating.
3) Not all polishes are created equal. I had the best luck with the SinfulColors. The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure was difficult. The Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear wasn't too bad.
4) IT IS FREAKIN' MESSY!! I am using scotch tape next time (if there is one), let me tell you.
Maybelline Color Show - Porcelain Party (barely off-white)
OPI Matte Top Coat - only used on the nails with the spun sugar
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Mint Sorbet (pale mint green)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Kiwi Bikini (turquoise/jade green)
SinfulColors - Eva So Bright (coral red)
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Water Color (the best sky blue in the world!)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Breezy Blue (pale baby blue)
I had to wait doing this manicure until after my gym training session, since I don't think this technique has a real long shelf life. I figured it would be OK, but I didn't count on my trainer torturing me today. You don't realize how much you use your shoulders and triceps just polishing your nails...well, I realize it NOW. I was planning on doing this technique on all 10 fingers, but just couldn't do it. So, six it is.
Will I do this again? Maybe, but probably only for a fun special occasion. It can get a little time consuming, and frustrating if you can't get the polish to cooperate. But this one turned out nice and colorful - I really like it!
Take a look-see at what everyone else decided to try this week - I think this is going to be a fun week for manicures!