First Double Lighting Bolt Mani!

In China Glaze, Finger Paints, Nails, OPI, Orly by Jacki12 Comments

TGIF! How’s everyone doing this morning? Like I said in my post yesterday, I got 2 polishes from a blog sale and today’s post features the other polish: Orly Charged Up. 

  Pretty purple, isn’t it? It was a bit of a pain for me, streaky and took 3 coats to get rid of any bare spots. I don’t own many Orly so I’m not sure if this is the norm with their cremes or not. Maybe I just need to be more careful while applying.

This is my first lighting bolt layer. I knew I wanted to do a double lightning bolt like this tutorial on Nailside. 

And after my last color. I am pleased with how it came out and wasn’t nearly as hard as I was expecting with the tape pieces I cut. Please excuse the tip shrinkage. We can thank Seche Vite for that(which I recently read may have something to do with it’s chemical reaction with 3-free polishes since itself still has Toluene). I am currently planning to find a better alternative that is 3-free.

I used:
Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
First Color: Orly Charged Up
Second color: China Glaze Devotion
Last color: Finger Paints Artistic Azure
Top Coat: Seche Vite

I did wait a good amount of in between layers since I was using tape, but I specifically used the metallic color in the middle because they tend to dry faster. What do you think? Thanks for reading!

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  1. Jacki

    @Heavenly huntress, thanks! I really wanted to go with my new Jade is the New Black from OPI but it was too sheer so I went with this one coater blue instead.

  2. Amanda

    The Revlon top coat is pretty good, but it does take significantly longer to dry than Seche Vite…that's the price to pay I guess haha

  3. Jacki

    @Amanda, thanks for the tip! I've heard good things about Poshe and it's 3-free and also a quick drying top coat which is what I desperately need with a 3 year old(who is potty training) running around. I'll keep Revlon in mind, though!

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