I don't know quite what to say about this. It was disappointing on so many levels. I knew that Claire's Mermaid was sheer, and I thought I had a pretty good plan for dealing with that - a black french tip with a silver smile line. I used Color Club Black for my tips - I really should have used some polish thinner on it beforehand, but it was sooo late, and I was sooo lazy. I used Art Club Satin Silver striper for the smile line, a very pale silver. I did 2 coats of Mermaid over the top. And got this:
Poor application all around, sloppy french tips - if it hadn't been 11 o'clock I'd have taken it off & started from scratch. I should have picked something more foolproof in the first place ... oh well. I even had one girl at work tell me they weren't up to my usual standard, which horrified my mother that anyone would say anything so mean - of course, she liked them & didn't see most of the glaring errors that bugged me all day LOL.
Thanks for reading.