This is what I ended with by doing a few simple things that I hadn't thought of before.
- I used Konad Special White polish instead of a regular white polish or white nail art polish. It's much more opaque and if you need to correct any streaks, it dries much quicker.
- You still need to remove the nail guides quickly, but the Konad polish doesn't drip down. In past experiences, I've had to sort of glob on more white nail polish (for opacity) which would run or take too long to dry.
- I painted the white directly onto bare nail. No basecoat. If you mess up, correction is quicker. You can use a paint brush dipped in acetone to shape/clean/correct without any problems because there is nothing underneath.
- Remember to wrap your tips with polish well, since there is no basecoat underneath you'll need all the staying power you can get.
This is Konad Special White directly on my bare nails. The white is a little harsh on its own, so I used two coats of Orly Nail Armor, which has a slight beige tint to it, over this. The polish dried super quickly, so there was no streaking.
After the Nail Armor dried, which didn't take long since its a base coat, I put on a decal on each ring finger that I recieved from the bornprettystore. After that, one coat of Out the Door Topcoat.
Thanks for reading! (=