Thursday, 15 August 2013

Happy Indian Independence Day!

This manicure is to wish all my Indian Friends a very Happy Independence Day on the 15th of August 2013!
I used the the tricolour - the Indian Flag on three nails and a peacock feather and the lotus flower on a nail each as they are the National Bird and National Flower of India. 

For this manicure, I used: 
Base and Top Coat - OPI Nail Envy and Seche Vite
Base Polish - Essie Bonds Beige, Cutex Orange Spritz, Rimmel 60 Seconds 830 Camouflage
Stamping Polish - Konad Black and Essie Penny Talk
Plates used - Konad M55, M66 and Nailz Craze NC01

For the nails with the flags, I painted the entire nail first with Essie Bonds Beige and then used nail striping tape to mark it into three sections before painting with the orange and green. 
I wasn't too happy with the Essie Bonds Beige - its a very thin formula - takes at least three coats to get some colour on to your nail and then takes forever to dry - even after going over the top with the Seche Vite Dry Fast Topcoat. I had to do one of the nails three times because the Essie Bonds Beige wasn't as dry as I thought and got messed up when I put the striping tape on!!

Thanks for reading!