Shellac Tutti Frutti w/Zebra Print & Glitter
The pink is Shellac Tutti Frutti, which has a pearly finish with a bit of purple iridescence. The glittery effect was achieved by applying one coat of Couture High Maintenance followed by two coats of Ink Chrome Silver.
It took a lot of steps to achieve the half-and-half look. I started with one coat of High Maintenance on the whole nail, then wiped off the tacky layer and applied a piece of nail art striping tape down the middle of the nail. I painted two coats of Tutti Frutti on one side, removed the tape, wiped the tacky layer and applied a fresh piece of tape over the pink edge. I applied 2 coats of Ink Chrome Silver on the second half. I applied a thin layer of Gelish TIO over the whole nail, wiped off the tacky layer and then used a piece of scotch tape to cover up the glitter side of the nail so that I could stamp the zebra print onto just the pink half. I used a dotting tool to apply Gelish Foundation down the center of the nail and then added the rhinestones on top while the foundation was still wet, then cured. I applied one coat of Gelish TIO over the whole nail. Ta-da!
Anyone interested in a video to see how this is done, or did I explain it well enough?
Note: I don’t normally mention this in my explanations because it seems redundant, but when applying gel polish you have to cure each coat with a UV or LED lamp.