For my basecoat, I used Essie's Millionails Treatment* which is quite similar to OPI's Nail Envy, but leaves a matte finish. Seeing as how it is now spring (and oddly summer based on the 22 degree Vancouver weather), I decided it was a good time to use some dried flowers from Born Pretty. Though they weren't the most practical, as top coat kills the flowers, they were pretty for the few hours they survived on my finger nails!
Bikini So Teeny was opaque in 2 easy coats and when topped off with Essie's Gel Setter Top Coat, got a little boost of shine though any top coat will do. Then I gently pressed the flowers into the wet top coat until secured.
Essie polishes can be purchased at mass drugstore nationwide.
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