Hello everyone. I'm happy to be well enough to post again, as the last 2 weeks has been a real challenge for me. The flu has really knocked me on my butt - I was sick in bed for 6 full days. By the time I was beginning to feel a little bit better, I had to prepare for Amanda's visit to Boston. We had only 3 glorious days together before she and her brother returned to Indy.
My nails have taken a beating this winter. Since November they've been in terrible shape - first from all the packing and moving/lifting heavy boxes, coupled with the cold weather and being sick (I broke 2 on my picture hand one night as I stumbled to the bathroom) - I've had to cut them down to nubs again. So until they grow back out you'll have to live with my non picture hand nubbins.
I did manage to score two complete sets of the Finger Paints Special Effects flakies yesterday. The one I'm showcasing today is Flecked - which is a green flakie that flashes blue in some lighting. Here I have layered it over OPI Here Today Aragon Tomorrow, which is a deep forest green.
I used two coats for my pictures, but the flakies are very dense and one coat will actually cover quite nicely. With the small amount I used (even using 2 coats) I can tell this polish will last me a while. The special effects polishes are meant for layering, and although you can use them over any color, applying over dark colors is where they really shine. I did experience a little bit of tip shrinkage which was most likely caused by the SV top coat.