I did these red/white nails last week when I was feeling the festive makeup feels and they were so simple and lasted so well I thought I’d not only share them but try them with another colour combo. Turns out there’s an optimum combination when take is involved and a cream, long wearing polish on bare nails works better than a metallic over a base coat for the first coat here. I will be using Maybelline White Sail as a base for this kind of thing again for sure! I think the red and white was also a prettier contrast than the green/purple which is less effective and has a (should have been expected) halloween feel. China Glaze Define Good is one of my favourite festive colours and over the white just one coat was needed which is perfect if you’re trying a split colour look. I used these nail guides from Amazon to create the arrow shape.. they come in a pack of 3×3 designs and are super cheap.
When I tried it with Illamasqua Quagga (green) as the base colour it was very stretchy/not quite dry underneath the tape when I pulled it away. Not for lack of time between coats, I waited at least an hour to be safe.. It might work better as the tip colour but I’m not sure it would ever give a totally clean line in this scenario. Remains (purple glitter) however was much better and so much prettier on the nails than it looks in the bottle. I believe both are limited edition so if you’re in to either don’t wait too long!