Okay, so I'm a little obsessed with The Mani Cave right now. I tend to do that...find a project and then fixate on it. Which is great when I'm using my powers for good and not evil (e.g., cleaning out the basement [good] vs. making pounds of fudge which I will then eat [evil]). I'm bringing that up because today's mani is heavily influenced by The Mani Cave. You'll see what I mean in tomorrow's post. :)
This is the classic Explosion Mani...pioneered and flawlessly executed by Jane at Nailside. I used all Zoya polish, starting with two coats of Ibiza. Ibiza is like the perfect vampy blue. It's like shimmering ink...very pigmented and almost a one coater. It's a great alternative to black. Check out this awesomeness.
Before I started polishing, I cut scotch tape into triangles per Nailside's tutorial. After a coat of Seche Vite and about ten minutes, I arranged the tape on all my nails and polished one generous coat of Zoya Purity (removing the tape immediately after polishing each nail).
After another coat of Seche Vite and another ten minutes, I placed the second round of tape and polished a coat of Zoya Katy, a deep fuchsia with the same subtle shimmer as Ibiza.
I only wish I'd taped the white off further down the nail so there was more room for the pink. But I still love it!