So, I told you I had an idea in mind for two of the SH colors I swatched this week. Well, here it is! To add to my Oz kick that I've been on lately, I imagined the Emerald City when I swatched the SH Jumpin' Jade color. I really liked the idea of using the SH Green Tea with it somehow. Then I pictured the Emerald City with three searchlights beaming up in front of it, which is where the inspiration came from for this mani. I also have to throw a shout out to Erika over at Chloe's Nails for the inspiration for the beams from her rays, as well as using scotch tape. Much easier than cutting the painter's tape I used to use!
I started with a base coat of SH Double Duty. Then I painted my accent finger with two coats of SH Complete Salon Manicure in Green Tea. I topped this with a coat of SV Dry Fast Top Coat. I taped off the three "searchlight beams." Then I painted one coat with SH Insta-Dri in Jumpin' Jade. Next, I painted the rest of my nails with one coat of the Jumpin' Jade and topped them all with the SV. What do you think?