I ordered a bunch of stuff from Dresslink. I got the email from them, and ordered some foils, a wheel of 1mm rhinestones, some hair curlers and a wig for cosplay.
65 rolls. It would be 70, but they were out of stock of some of them.
Pretty Sakura flowers!
Trying out various top coats - fastdrys will crinkle them, so this is one coat of glue over the top, then quickshine over the whole lot. Matte one half, gloss the other, just to see what would happen.
Matte and gloss
Glue + quickshine = holo goodness!!
A whole bunch of pretty colours and finishes.
And for my challenge mani: Holo patterns!
Investigation into the staying power of various top coats over foil:
Silver: Little finger is glue, foil, glue, jordana quickshine. Middle finger is glue, foil, rimmel matte top coat (not fast drying, so I wanted to see if it would crinkle. Instead of crinkling, it dulled the holo to the point where you could only see the grey pixels). Index is glue, foil, glue, half jordana quickshine, half rimmel matte.
So, other than a very slight dulling of the holo on the shine side, putting glue, foil, glue then quickdry is a decent hold.
The gold is the remains of the foils from last night. I slapped some topcoat over the tips before I went to work, and they just wore off progressivly as the day went on.
Base coat, julep sienna, glue, foil, then top coat on the tips.
Interesting note: The glue over the polish stayed sticky all day (tacky to the touch), but the glue over natural nails (no base, no polish) only moved on the non-quickshine samples.