If you haven't heard me talk about it before, let me start by telling you how much I hate white nail polish. I use it a lot, ALL the time, because a lot of nail art I like to try starts with a stark white canvas. However, application is awful, and if you've used it you probably know what I mean: thick, goopy, streaky, messy. It usually resists thinner for me, so I have ended up over thinning several bottles even carefully adding drop by drop. I have the worst relationship with white nail polish.
But after much experimenting, I found something that actually worked: Butter London's Nail Foundation. I bought this in a sale on a whim and hadn't tried it for a while. I tried a couple ridge fillers and wasn't impressed. I even tried a matte top coat as a base and it showed some potential. Then someone recommended Aqua Base, like what you want to use for finicky holos, and I was about to cave in and buy it when I pulled out BL. It worked! Finally! I got my clean canvas!
So I used it to do some birds on a wire, inspired by these. As a side note, I seriously dig those shoes. If there's anything I like as much as nail polish, it's shoes! I decided that I'd give the idea a try and I love how they turned out.
Here's the other hand, the very rare and elusive right hand! It looks like it needs some cuticle TLC, so I hope you'll excuse me. The thing I'm most proud of is that I did this all with a rather long striping brush because my last itty bitty fine brush died a sad death when I started this. It's about time I get another one!
I hope you like my birds! Thanks for reading!