At first, I was gonna do watermelon nails, but I decided to use the lemons and make lemonade nails first. I usually HATE yellow, but I really like LAC's Hysteria.
These were really fun to make!
- Prep clean as usual, basecoat.
- Paint with a white base (I used Sinful Colors' Snow Me White), and then add two coats of your yellow over it. I used LAC's Hysteria, which is a neon jelly, I think. It layers REALLY well. You can find it at Dollar General or online.
- While the paint is still wet, sprinkle your glitter over the tip of your accent nails. (I got the glitter I used from the Dollar Tree, but honestly, I saw some that looked the same at Walmart today in the craft aisle.) Run a dry brush over it gently to knock off excess glitter.
- Using a quick dry topcoat, secure the slices of fimo to the nail. Press and hold into place until mostly dry.
- Take your white nail polish and create rings of white using a coffee stirring straw. Allow to dry
- Apply a thin coat of Hysteria, allow to dry
- Create larger rings of white, using a regular straw. Allow to dry.
- Apply another thin coat of Hyteria, allow to dry
- Using a dotting tool, pen, pin, toothpick, etc, throw on some random dots.
SO I put it up to the test. On my left hand, I used my [new] favorite, NYC's Turbo Dry Top Coat, and on my right, I used the Seche Vite.
Here's my observations:
- You can't tell the difference, once they're dried. And they dry at about the same rate. They're both very shiny, very hard, very smooth.
- Seche Vite smells like one of the cheap polishes I won't buy at the dollar store (yes, there are some that I won't buy!). I REALLY found it off-putting, and I did not like it AT ALL.
- NYC is a little thinner, but it's kinda hard to tell unless you're looking for things to compare
- So far, neither of them have chipped. In fact, most of those pictures I took about 10 minutes ago.
- There's a bit more bubbling on the hand with the NYC, but I don't know if it's because of the topcoat or because I was being hasty with letting my lower layers dry.
- (Probably me being hasty.)
Honestly, I think LAC's Turbo Dry Topcoat is the winner. For the price I paid (50 cents), it has a much better value. Seche Vite isn't 3-Free either, second ingredient is Toulene.