Okay, remember a billion years ago (actually about 3 weeks ago) I showed you Teenage Dream on China Glaze White On White? And then after that, I didn't want to show you Teenage Dream by itself because I didn't like the swatches?
I decided to try again, this time using my right hand to paint and with the help of my good friend, the sun. So, forgive my awkward fingers. My left hand doesn't have as much coordination as my right. Extremely imbalanced.
Another thing that you must do, which is probably the most important one, ignore my stained nails. The bottom half of my nails are significantly more stained than the top half, for some reason. This makes the swatches look kinda weird, but I'm sure if you cover it with your finger or something...
If I'm not mistaken, I did 2 coats with top coat. And all of the pictures were taken in day/sunlight. They probably wouldn't have happened if there hadn't been any sun. There's still a little bit of VNL but I'm sure a third coat will fix it.
I wanted to post this while it was still kind of current. It looks like I have some gross gradient going on. The top half of my nail (just below the cuticle) is what it should look like, the bottom half is what it would look like if your nails are really stained like mine.
Really.. If you just use one hand to cover the bottom half of my nails on each pic, it'll look quite alright (: These pictures are much better than my previous ones (which I have deleted), but not that great. Maybe when I can see a decrease in the level of staining, I'll try again. I still think Kellie Gonzo has somehow worked magic with this one, which you can see here.
I didn't wear this as a mani, I only swatched it. I've read that it peeled off after a few days, which actually happened to my mom as well. I did also use this for a gradient mani on my mom but I didn't take any pictures. I'll probably try to re-do it on myself once I get the time.
But anyway, thank you, Katy Perry, for this awesome polish. Now why won't people do more awesome reds instead of pinks?!
I ate a rather rare piece of steak for lunch today, and I think that plus the wild berries tea made me feel sick. I couldn't even bring myself to go for my friend's birthday dinner. I am NEVER eating steak that rare again, EVER! In fact, I might just pass up on steak for the next few centuries or so. And when my aunt came out of her room smelling like berries, I felt a little sick again. Damn classical conditioning. And the Garcia effect. Or.. not? My Psychology is a little rusty already :/
Tomorrow will be my first day of classes at university! Luckily I have an awesome friend who'll be going through the next 4 years with me, but.. sometimes even friends can't save you from the horrors of university.