This excitement was however paused for a moment of silence for the pinky nail that broke in a very tragic packing accident. Not just a little, it was pretty close to a true nailpocalypse. Of course the rest looked weird being long so they all got shortened in honor of their fallen comrade. I will be doing my best to mentally will all of my repairing blood cells to the affected area to hasten regrowth (and also using some Sally Hansen growth stuff) but in the meantime please pardon the injured digit as it sports polish and pretends like nothing happened.
Now that that's out of the way, today I have an experiment with sharpies. Check it out!
|And this is what happens when you put a topcoat on sharpies, it eats it and makes it look like crap!|
- Seche Rebuild base coat / Seche Vite top coat
- Essie Blanc
- Assorted colored sharpies
I did this a few times in different ways to experiment. Firstly I tried just letting the polish dry and drawing on it without a top coat. It worked well but I hate waiting. Then I tried drawing on top of a coat of SV Quick Dry and as long as I gave it a minute to be dry to the touch it also worked out. With the top coat I did have to have a piece of scrap paper to kind of "restart" the marker every now and then but nothing unbearable. Lastly, I tried three different brands of top coat over the sharpie and they all ate it and made it look terribad. So, long story short, just don't put a top coat over sharpie and you're good. This reminded me of high school when I would get bored and paint on my nails with a white-out pen. Except this looks a lot better. It was admittedly fun to do but I'll probably stick with a nice paint brush and some polish unless I need a super fine line for some reason.
Now I shall go be super antsy and anxious waiting to get in the car. Fear not though, I have a week of scheduled swatches for you all while I'm gone. The internet and cellphone access where we will be is (actually kind of awesomely) spotty to non-existant, so I'll be catching up on all the comments once I get back. Have a great week everybody!