I just want to cry looking at these pictures. I mean, it looks awesome if you make the pictures super small and squint at it from a distance but the second you get closer you can see how my top coat betrayed me. I'm so super sad right now guys :(
I'm going to pretend the millions of bubbles aren't there for a moment and just talk about what was supposed to happen. A while ago I did this mani, rainbow herringbone nails. I wasn't happy with the execution then and I'm still not so I decided to redo it so that the glitter all sat down properly. Using the diamond shaped glitter is always a PITA because of how easily it sticks up and catches on stuff. I've found though that if you use my usual technique but make sure to tamp each piece down into the top coat as you go, you can make it all smooth and nice. All was going perfectly until I was brutally betrayed by my combination of Essie Everyday Top Coat and Out the Door Top Coat. I don't even know how it happened! I've never had this happen this bad before! Seriously, look how many bubbles there are, I'll wait. :( is all I have else to say.
The Verdict: I may be making a big deal over a relatively small issue but this was looking so awesome and it wasn't exactly quick to do. It looked fine on but up close...sigh.