federal charter just states "early August" 1291)! I started to wear our national flag on my nails for 1. August years before I even knew there where nail blogs, and now, as I'm a nail blogger myself, I certainly won't stop :-)
For this year I chose a England Briar Rose for my red base. It's not a true red, a little on the pink side, with dense scattered holo particles. I wasn't really sure about this color choice, as it's too pink for the swiss flag, but I just fell in love with the holo effect... Sadly, I can't provide you with sunlight pictures, as I simply didn't have the time to take some. But you can see the holo effect a little in the direct lamp light picture (or check out my Instagram account, I posted a sunlight picture of this mani yesterday).
Formula was, like all a England polishes, excellent, I used two coats for opacity.
For the swiss flag on my ring finger, I started with two coats of Essie Blanc, a simple white creme. Once it was dry, I taped off the cross (over the complete lengh of my nail, so I could remove the tape easily afterwards) and added a thick coat of a England Briar Rose. After removing the tape and adding some more Briar Rose at the top and base of the cross, I let it dry and finished with one coat of Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer. I know, the cross is all wonky and irregular, but hey, it's a cross! (Now you know why I never show and free hand nail art, just imagine how a free hand cross would look, if I can't even tape a decent cross...)
|Direct lamp light
a England polishes are available at various places, you'll find a complete list of retailers here.
And for all my swiss readers:
E schöne 1. Ougste! Joyeux 1. Août!