I'm back with another mani! I feel like doing my nails even when I'm not really feeling it is helping to slowly push me out of my nail polish funk. This time I went for jewel tones and gold accents and I quite like how it turned out.
Thumb & ring: OPI - DS Temptation, 3 coats
Pinky: Kiko - Venom Teal, 2 coats
I started with Kiko Venom Teal from the apparently discontinued Laser line, a rich teal shimmer which appears to have a purple duochrome in the bottle but sadly doesn't deliver. It was smooth and opaque though. To compliment it, I chose OPI DS Temptation which is absolutely packed with glitter! It dries quite gritty, so I needed to use two coats of topcoat to get it completely smooth. I added gold pyramid studs kindly provided for review by Born Pretty Store with dabs of topcoat to get them to stick and then sealed them in with more topcoat.
The pyramid studs are really cool. They're nice and sturdy with a subtle beaten texture. They are quite large and flatbacked, so if you have small or very curved nails you may struggle with placement. I got them as flat as I could and there were still small gaps at the sides. They lasted about a day on my nails, but would likely have stayed put much longer if I had used nail glue instead of topcoat.
Are you feeling this manicure? In a bit of rut like me? Let me know in the comments :)