Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Can't Decide What To Do!

With the recent presale of ILNP ultra chrome flakies that the nail community is all in a tizzy for right now, as well as other makers who soon will be releasing versions too, flakies seem to be the hot topic right now!  I'm still on the fence if I'm going to order by the end of ILNP's presale which ends today, but it did make me check my stash to look at the flakies I do have on hand (recognizing that the ultra chromes are nothing like have been released so far!).  One of the flakies I came across Dance Legend Candy Flakes 612 Tinsel. While I initially wanted to do some gold stamping on top of the flakies, I decided to make an accent of leadlight stamping to tie it into the Sunday AiS challenge; here's what I came up with.

Started with a base of OPI Don't Mess With OPI, with an accent of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  Both two coats, topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.  

Added two layers of Dance Legend Candy Flakes Tinsel on top.

While there was good coverage, I decided on a third layer of flakies, then top coated.

Added an image from Infinity 07 using black Konad special polish, then top coated in preparation of leadlighting. 

Filled in the image on accent using assortment of jellies including adding dabs of the flaky polish on the leaves to tie in.  Top coated the leadlighting to finish.

The next morning in overcast skies, I noticed that the flakies popped so much better; which is the very first pix.  

Anyone out there preordered any of the ILNP ultra flakies?  I'm really on the fence right now; I have quite a few flaky polishes but don't reach for them that often which is one reason why I haven't ordered yet.  The other is that I think a lot more brands will be releasing them soon so no big rush as I know more are yet to come.  The final reason is I can't decide which ones to pick!  A lot of them seem the same...yet so different; I don't know what to do!  I may hold off until I see more swatches in the upcoming weeks....plus see what other makers are releasing as I know quite a few out there have plans to release them too.  Decisions, decisions!

Thanks for looking!

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