I've done ikat design manicures before and it's still a favourite of mine, so I decided to do another one in some fun summer colours!
In choosing the shades for this mani, I pawed through my stash of butter LONDON polishes and picked out two favourites - Trout Pout and Slapper. I've been loving coral polish a lot lately, and it's pretty obvious that I always love a good teal. Plus these two go together beautifully.
I love wearing full graphic designs like this, especially when they look much more complex than they really are. I swear, this is really easy to do! In fact, I posted a tutorial for this design so be sure to check that out to truly see how easy this design is to achieve.
One weird thing about this design: I wanted to switch it up a bit, so I had originally planned for an accent nail using the inverse colour scheme (so Slapper was the base colour and Trout Pout was used in the middle of the print). I hadn't done this with any of my previous ikat manis, so I thought it would be a nice change. However something went horribly wrong! Well maybe that sounds a bit dramatic, but either way, something did go wrong.
When I was adding the white parts, it seemed that Slapper altered the colour of the white, sort of yellowing it. I thought that was a bit off, but figured adding another coat of the white would fix it. But the same thing happened to the next coat, and the two subsequent coats after that! Very strange. The perfectionist in me couldn't allow for one of my nails to look off, so I removed everything from that nail and started over with Trout Pout as the base.
Now this wasn't such a nuisance for my left hand where I only had one nail painted with Slapper, but on my right hand I had done a complete opposite design where Slapper was on four of my nails and Trout Pout was supposed to be the accent nail. Oh boy. So needless to say, don't use Slapper as a base colour if you intend to use white over it for nail art.
Has this happened to anyone before? Am I on my own here?
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