Did I trigger your interest by claiming to have thrown them together? Just recently I started to see more and more Bloggers going for the "dry brush" nail art technique which sounded easy enough for me to give it a try:
I started with two coats of Cirque Xochitl, let it dry, applied a layer of Top Coat and from there the fun started. I used Powwow, Sani and Sky Woman for the above mani. I whipped off the nail polish brush extensively before swiping a random part of my nail swiftly and feather light. I let it dry for some time and sealed it with a layer of Glisten&Glow HK Girl.
And here is Cirque Xochitl on its own. Xochitl is to me the perfect interpretation of Radiant Orchid - the much acclaimed color of the year. The linear holo mostly ranges from golden yellow to turquoise and there is a healthy dose of silver shimmer thrown into the ring as well.
These are (as mentioned above) two coats over my regular Base Coat. The consistency is "signee" Cirque, thin but excellently formulated, not overly pigmented over the first coat but opaque at two. Already the first coat went on even - IF I did not opt for anything but thin coats. Warning: do not go repeatedly over the same area - Cirque polishes are not forgiving and start to clump and drag immediately. The dry time is quick.
Final thoughts: I really, really enjoyed doing this dry brush technique and I liked the result. I cannot tell if I was just lucky to choose the right set of polishes to try it or if this is finally a technique that a klutz like me can master easily. Overall I would say that polishes with a thinner consistency and lower pigmentation might be more suited for this technique than a one coat cream polish.
Have you tried this technique too? What would you say about the ideal polish consistency to be used for it?
I ordered Cirque Xochitl, Powwow with Cirque's own website and Sky Woman with Pshiiit Boutiqe.
I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for visiting!!!