I realise this manicure doesnt look very special from just the above pictures so I have included more below of how the layers where built up. I would love to be able to capture the real beauty of Fantasy Fire on my camera but it really is one of those polishes that has to be seen to be believed.
|Picture taken inside with LED lamp|
|Picture taken outside with natural light|
For the base colours I used 2 coats of Barry M's Racing Green and Vivid Purple. I then layered one coat of Max Factors Fantasy Fire over the top. As Fantasy Fire is very sheer and would take approx 4 coats for opacity I decided to use it as a top coat instead. It looks stunning over both the green and purple base.
On the green nails I could really see the orange, copper and gold flecks dancing on my nails. On the purple nails the red, orange and purple flecks really came to life. I dont think I would ever get bored of looking at this polish and trying to count exactly how many different colour flecks it contains!
For the stamping I used Konad White and the simple flower outline pattern taken from plate BM 205. I added pink dots for the flower centres using Barry M Shocking Pink and lastly applied one thick coat of NYC Expert Top Coat to give that final glassy shine.
In real life this layered nail art looks amazing and I expect I will spend most of tomorrow staring at its beauty - in between working very hard in the office of course :-).