I was all stoked and ready to show y'all a cool tutorial for how to do it yourself. Unfortunately, this is what I ended up with:
I can't quite figure out what I did wrong. The colors were too light and even when I saturated the cosmetic sponge with color, it didn't seem to make a difference.
For those of you who have tried this method, HELP! What did I do wrong? Maybe I needed a base coat. Maybe I didn't move quickly enough and the polish dried out. Maybe the makeup sponge is the wrong material. Maybe I should've dabbed it more. Boo. Reminds me of one of my favorite nail polish "epic fail" moments.
So I cleaned off the mess and went for my tried-and-true accent nail. This time I went with a different color on my index finger instead of my ring finger (like I've done before) and used a matte cobalt with a vivid chartreuse. I love this color combo and bought these two colors together on purpose so I could combine them.