El Corazon Cuticle Defender from Hypnotic Polish and well, not having to do excessive clan-up after stamping, doing gradients, splatters and such really helps with the motivation to actually do those nailarts :-).
If you're curious how I achieved this look, be sure to keep reading!
To start this look, I used 2 coats of the beautiful China Glaze Boho Blues, which I reviewed previously here. It is such a fun shade of blue/periwinkle - bright & soft at the same time. Like I said, I painted on 2 coats and let it dry for a bit. While letting it dry I applied the El Corazon Cuticle Defender all around my nails (also across the top of my fingers) and made sure I didn't smoosh my fingers together. Tip: if you're a klutz like me, you can also work 3 nails at a time (thumb, middle, pinky) and then do the other 2. This way you can't smoosh them together and make the latex barrier stick to each other.
The El Corazon Cutcile Defender is so easy to apply for me. It has a regular polish brush which makes it easy to cover large areas, but it also comes quite close to your cuticles without covering parts of your nail. If you have a latex allergy or think you might have an allergy, be sure to test this product first on a small patch of skin or maybe stay clear of it all together. It dries quite quickly on me and peels off easily, so I really like using it :-).
After the El Corazon Cuticle Defender dried I grabbed Cirque Colors Memento Mori and some saran wrap and dabbed my nails with the black. It came out a bit too stark so I went back in with China Glaze Boho Blues to soften the look again. After it dried I used my Konad white stamping polish and MoYou London Fashionista 04 to stamp on the design. After I was done with stamping I peeled the latex barrier away and was left with so little clean-up! Pure heaven!
What is your favorite latex cuticle protector? And what do you think of this look? Tell me in the comments!