I posted not to long ago that I disliked the OPI Its Hippo to be Square,
but I think I cracked the code of how to use it
in an enjoyable way.
Now by this point, that polish has gotten pretty thick, and even though I polish thinner
it's a hassle to still deal with (plus I'm low on my thinner anyways)
But, I remembered that Cherish, from the youtube channel PrettyPistol86
had amazing gradient nails and referred me to Mary, or ALoveTart's
I figured, that if the polish is too thick to use on its own,
I can try to sponge it onto my nails and slowly use it up that way.
I was a little concerned that the sponge would soak up way too much, and could
potentially create a lot of waste, BUT
it really didn't.
I probably used about the same or little less than what I would have used in a mani.
- Rimmel 60 Seconds Polish in 120 Hot Chilli Pepper
-Lovely Summer Trend Nr. 8
- Sephora by OPI It's Hippo to be Square
-Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hardener Top Coat
Some tips I would add though:
-Once you finish one hand, cut the used portion and start new because the polish builds up and leaves bumps due to previous dried polish. A fresh sponge will make it smoother.
-If using three colors, make the middle portion bigger than the upper and lower, as you wiggle the sponge the colors will mix and the middle color will start to disappear.
I can't wait to try to use this method on other older polishes that are too thick even after polish thinner.
What color combos will you try?