I started with a base of AVON Green Olive ( USA version) and applied the regular Nailene french tip guides diagonally on my nails. I added 2 thin coats of Claire's 14 Karats which is a fabulous shimmery foil, and to my ring nails I added 2 thin coats of Billie Gold. when it was all dry I removed the tip guides and applied 2 coats of ELF Golden Goddess, which dried super-fast but smells funky. When it was certain it was all dry I added 2 thin coats of Nailene Acrylic Strong TC.
The comparison with Billie Gold and Claire's 14 Karats was surprising, although I love Claire's 14 Karats becuase of the shimmery bits thrown into the saturated foil mix, Billie Gold was much brighter and easier to apply. All the Claire's Foils I own dry sooooo fast that it is a race to get them on smoothly. ( I cannot complain becuase they dry fast ~ what a horrible thing to say lol)
Golden Goddess dries matte and has that chemically smell, which is weird for a glitter polish. On a scale of 1 - 10 I give it a 5 in stinky-ness.
Claire's 14 Karats ( except ring ) NO TC
Billie Gold on Ring Nail NO TC
Avon Green Olive (USA) Billie Gold, Claire's 14 Karats and ELF Golden Goddess
The most easy nail art...... apply tip guides and polish.
Remove tip guides and apply glitter or another polish & TC .
ELF Golden Goddess dries matte.... it smells funky but dries fast.
w/ 2 coats of ELF Golden Goddess
no Tc ---------------------------------------------------- with Tc
...and here are a few more photos of my previous mani.... I went outside to take photos of the fluffy snow on trees = it is so beautiful, it sorta makes up for the bone-chilling cold ~ and of course I needed to take more photos of this beautiful mani.