Dior Lime w/ Sally Hansen Malt – Y-Gap

Sally Hansen Malt w/ Dior Lime
Sally Hansen Malt w/ Dior Lime

I tried out a new combination with Dior Lime – I used a base of Sally Hansen Malt for a “y-gap” manicure, a design used by U.K. nail celebrity Sophy Robson.

The y-gap is kind of like a moon manicure, but with two sections at the bottom of the nail.  I liked the nude look in my moon manicure and I wanted to try another design with nude sections, so I picked out Sally Hansen’s Malt for the base polish.  It’s a kind of weirdly yellow nude from summer 2011.  It’s nice for this kind of a thing because it’s very opaque, so it only took two coats.

Dior Lime was a bit difficult to work with as the top color in this design.  It’s a bit sheer and I had to go back over the first coat, which made it harder to keep the gaps even.  It was a bit hard to place the sections, but I wasn’t as bothered by the slight asymmetry as I thought I would be.  This combination was okay, but I think that this wasn’t the right season for it.  It gave me a summery feeling when I caught sight of it, but I think that there are better looks for December.  Also, I think that a higher contrast between the two colors might be better.  I’ll have to keep trying with this idea.  But, there was a slight wiff of Florida or Art Deco or something about it that I did kind of like.

 

Sally Hansen Malt w/ Dior Lime
Sally Hansen Malt w/ Dior Lime

 

Sally Hansen Malt w/ Dior Lime
Sally Hansen Malt w/ Dior Lime

 

Dior Lime is available now on Dior.com.

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