Ahhh i loved this so much. The biggest downside was that it was hard to clean up properly around the cuticles because the black polish I have is super thick, not to mention the clear base the flakies come in are usually fairly gooey as well. I still liked this manicure a lot though. I LOVED how much all the flakes stood out against the black color. I was doing it MAINLY to swatch what I do have, but yeah.
Here is the "swatches" if you will, compared on top of black polish with the names of the polish under the photos.
|Essie's Shine of the Times + Nfu #40 flakie combined.|
This one changed colors--a lot. Different lighting did different
things, which is pretty cool.
|Tokidoki - Sandy|
|Studio M - Covered in Diamonds|
Not the best picture of it, and it's a bit bubbly
because it's REALLY FRICKEN THICK POLISH.
|lol cat hair. my thumb, which had Essie and Nfu.|
Shows the changing flakes better.
|Slight crap lighting. Lol at the little flake on my middle finger, I had to file it off.|
|There we go!|