Hello dear readers,
This week I have another mani that I used the foiling method. This time I did a reverse french using Gelish My One Blue Love and IBD Whipped Cream. After I formed the french I used Shellac Black Pool to outline the swirls and after curing I applied the gold foil. I used CiCi & SiSi # 5 plate to stamp the accent nail with CG Passion. I normally don’t have a problem painting with my non-dominant hand but those hand drawn swirls gave me fits…it didn’t help that my hand was shaky for some reason, lol.
About the Gelish My One Blue Love…I must be a masochist to keep hoping that I will find a Gelish color that I won’t have a problem with, I love their colors but the inconsistency with their formula and application is driving me nuts. Too thick, too thin, too sheer, goopy and sticky…so frustrating! MOBL is an absolutely beautiful powder blue but the formula leaves a lot to be desired. It is similar to You Glare I Glow in that it is thicker and gets slightly sticky after a few seconds, this results in the polish pulling and leaving bald spots. I had to shake the bottle for each nail to keep it workable. The second coat applied a little better and the streakiness evened out. Another issue that I experienced was wrinkling. I always use thin coats so the wrinkling shouldn’t have happened…not sure if it has something to do with the formula or pigments.
Blue base: Gelish My One Blue Love
White: IBD Whipped Cream
Outline: Shellac Black Pool
Stamping color: China Glaze Passion
Stamp image: CiCi & SiSi Set #1 – plate #5
Foil- Gold transfer foil from Dollar Nail Art