So, do you want to see what I came up with?
Adrienne is a beautiful glittermix with a clear base. It's a combination of blue, gold and silver in different sizes. This polish is best layered over another polish, so I used China glaze Passion (a gold metallic) as a coloured base. I used two coats of Adrienne for my index finger and thumb and made a gradient on my ring finger. For my middle finger I used striping tape and China glaze Manhunt (a royal blue crème polish) to make a pattern. I needed 2 coats of the blue to get it opaque over the gold and sadly it made the lines kind of wonky. Lastly I put some square studs on my pinky nails and finished everything off with topcoat.
I was so proud of how this turned out! you probably know that gold is not really my colour, but combined with the blue I really did like it.
For Cristina I thought I would go with a gradient. Cristina is a combination of small glitter in blue, green and red, which mixes to a green leaning teal colour. As you can see from the close-up there is square and round glitter, making this quite the intricate mix. And because all of the glitter is so small dries to a reasonably smooth finish (but I still recommend topcoat for extra smoothness and shine). It has a clear base, so I suggest layering it over another polish, I picked China glaze Exotic encounters. To make the gradient I didn't use a sponge, but instead I wiped off the brush until it was almost clean and made the gradient by hand. I find this gives less of a glittery mess on my cuticles, which can be hard to remove.
I got so many compliments on this manicure! It was really popular and I really enjoyed wearing it. I especially like the little red specks, they just give this polish something extra.
I hope you guys like it and see you next week!