I am not a huge fan of this NOTD, but I wanted to post it anyways to show the colors and see what feedback I get. I ended up taking this off after a few hours because it had drying issues and I just wasn't satisfied. I used the Southwest Collection by Julep and added Gayle to it for some contrast. Gayle (the purple) did not translate well over the yellow and took a more brownish tone. Nina did not pop over the Daisy base coat like I had hoped, it blended in a lot though less than this picture shows. Lena (the teal) showed wonderfully over the yellow base. Maybe if it had been the center stripe, the manicure would have lasted longer as far as me liking it.
As far as swatching, Daisy is a yellow creme that paints smoothly but would likely need three coats to be completely streak free if you aren't painting over it.
Nina is close to a one coat-er, maybe two to reach full opacity, but paints like a dream and has a semi-matte finish. It is pretty close to a neon orange.
I won't comment on Gayle yet since I was disappointed in how it faired over Daisy. I'll swatch this one again later.
Lena is beautiful! I want to paint this one alone with some stamping over it. It has a creamy easy to paint consistency and also might be a one, maybe two coat-er.
|Polish: Julep in Gayle, Lena, Daisy, and Nina. Stripes were painted with a thin tip paint brush. If anyone has tips to get a finer, more uniform line, please let me know!|