Peel off base coat: @unt_global
ÜNT - Ready for Takeoff
Cirque Colors - Memento Mori
Top coat: @superchiclacquer
SuperChic Lacquer - Marvel Liquid Macro Top Coat
No wipe gel top coat: @masura.ru
Masura - Vitamin Top
Black chrome powder: @bornprettystore
Born Pretty - #41295
Rhinestones: Born Pretty - #41391
Review of the Born Pretty products:
Black chrome powder:
So this was my first time trying out gel polish. In the end I did not use the gel top coat for the powder, because that stuff likes to run right into my cuticles! The less frustrating way for me was normal nail polish and it worked just fine. Buffing the powder into my almost dry top coat was really easy and gave a very nice effect! After this I went back to the gel polish and... it removed the chrome effect! Even applying my peel off base coat followed my top coat made it a little darker and a tad bit duller than without anything, but I found it pretty nonetheless, so that is what you see in the picture. I don't know if this is normal with dark powders, but I had a really hard time cleaning up my cuticles after, so I would recommend using some sort of cuticle barrier like liquid latex. The gel polish struggles were probably my own inability to get the powder to work with it, but I just wanted tell you about the process. Anyway, it took some experimentation, but the end result was very shiny and pretty! Side note: all Born Pretty powders and flakes come with a small sponge applicator.
These were pretty much what I expected of them. Cheaper than most, but also with a bit of a lesser quality. Some of the rhinestones have little dents in them, but there are enough in the bag that you can just skip those and pick another one. I did expect them to be less pointy, but in the end the shape inspired me to combine it with the look of the black chrome powder. What I both like and hate about this product is that there is a variety of sizes in one bag. This means that you don't have to order every single size seperately, but finding that tiny little rhinestone you want can be pretty hard.
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