This is another of my older manis…I saw a picture of this idea on Pinterest ( I can’t remember who originally did it, if anyone knows I will link back credit to them) and figured it can’t be too hard.
I used 2 coats Couture Little Black Dress, this is one of my favorite black gels, it’s super pigmented and almost opaque in 1 coat. After curing I removed the sticky layer and taped off the design area with scotch tape. I took various rnp colors and using my dotting tool placed random sized dots, some overlapping other dots and the tape. Removed the tape and topped with 2 coats of gel top coat. I really liked this one, very easy to do and quite striking.
A note on “sandwiching” regular nail polish between gel polish layers: it’s important to let the rnp dry COMPLETELY before applying gel top coat. The gold in this mani was not completely dry when I top coated and it wrinkled under the gel. I was lucky and did not have any lifting, so learn from my impatience and let it dry :D!