In case you are wondering how I swatch my polishes: I use swatch sticks. I love that I can easily compare polishes and put them together. Here was my take on the 4-square color block idea:
- Milani White as an undie polish
- Sephora by OPI Sin-cerely Violet
- Sephora by OPI Who's Spinning Tonight?
- Sinful Colors Tempest
- China Glaze Rendezvous With You
- Seche Vite (lots of it)
I put 1 coat of Milani White on my nails followed by 2 coats of Sephora by OPI Sin-cerely Violet, topped with one coat of Seche Vite. Once dry, I taped off one panel at a time and painted 2 coats of polish then a layer of Seche Vite.
This was a time consuming manicure and I had some learnings along the way. No matter how careful I am, I get bleeding under the tape. I learned to not be afraid to clean it up once the tape has been removed with a little bit of acetone. Since the Seche Vite layer is there, it comes up pretty easily.
After a LOT of tape, I think it came out pretty darn good for my first attempt. I hope you like it!