So here I tried to kill two birds with one stone without having to swatch them separately. I used both Julep Mandy and Helena but realized after I finished, that the colors don't really go together that well. Both are super saturated, Mandy being the coral and Helena the "purple". I put purple in quotes because as you can tell, it doesn't really look purple in the photos. But when I look at my hands right now, purple is what I see. I took so many photos and can't seem to get the actual color to come out in them. Even while I was photographing them, I had my hand visible while looking at the viewer on the camera and you notice the color difference right away. Even in the daylight photo, it looks off. It's probably closer to the actual color than the others but still, not a match. Oh wells, you win some, you lose some.
The puzzle piece mani always reminds me of spiral bound notebooks. I remember how it looked when I used to rip the pages out, before they made those perforated pages where you can rip it out without breaking the spiral edges. The puzzle mani is super easy to do, just paint your nails half and half which ever way you want, slant, straight...and using a dotting tool, place the dots on the opposite colors with a small space in between each dot.
1 coat SH DD
2 coats Mandy
2 coats Helena
1 coat SV