I am actually not a fan of pattern-on-pattern so I sort of dreaded this one, and creativity was difficult as I am uninspired by the prompt. I feel like it can turn ugly and messy really quickly - I've seen even the best of nail art bloggers struggle with it. I wanted all my colors to be teal, but I discovered I did not own as many teal shades as I thought.
Inspired by the experiment on my thumb in my last faux ombre pattern post, I used Just My Cup of Tea'l by Girly Bits as the base; Teal We Meet Again by Sephora OPI as the second color; and Swoon flakies by Girly Bits as the tips. As my second pattern, I layered on mermaid scales vinyls by What's Up Nails using Teal Oops by Colors by Llarowe. Per usual (ha), this didn't exactly turn out how I envisioned, but at least the scales are visible over the SOPI layer. Because life is cruel (jk), you can see I accrued some tip wear before taking photos. Too many layers of polish. :/
So I'm curious to know - what are your thoughts on pattern-on-pattern manis?
Shade with indirect lighting
I used Dazzle Dry by Girly Bits before putting on the vinyls layer. Trust me, this lives up to the hype. I was blown away how much richer the color popped after putting it on. Definitely am going to have to do a comparison post to show you what I mean! Not only that, but I was pleased to see it dried very fast and created a very hard, resilient top coat.
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