Welcome to my lovely new followers! I hope that you have all had a good weekend. I am currently on strict bed rest recovering from a ruptured ovarian cyst! Thank goodness it was not my appendix and I will be all better in a week or so - There will hopefully be some more detailed post as I will have some time on my hands!!
I have decided to try out my Essies 'Silken Cord' from their 2010 Fall collection, which has been sitting in my case, for about 6 months unused!! I used tape and shatter top over it just to see if it made a difference. I quite like the effect using the tape with the shatter and can't wait to try it with the other colours when they come to the UK!
This is what I did:
I prepped my nails, removing cuticles and applying base coat - I have used Lumos base coat
I applied 1 coat of 'Silken Cord' by Essie
I then applied a second coat of lacquer
To use tape, I use Scotch tape and cut it to different sizes and laid them out on a plastic lid
Once my lacquer was dry I put the tape on the nail pressing lightly into place
When the tape was on all the nails I applied shatter top coat quite thick (you can use it thinner, but you get smaller Shattered bits)
When dry, carefully peel away the tape
I like a shiny finish to my nails and shatter I applied Lumos top coat which dries really quickly!
What do you think?! Have you used your Shatter in any different ways?