From extremely long to extreme short. Well artificial nails definitely ruined my nails. Even if I was as careful as I could be: minimal buffing, 45 minute acetone soak to remove, the process of getting rid of them was not very fun. I definitely loved my claw nails, but acrylic won't be in my future again any time soon. Besides being short, they are so weak. It'll take me probably over a month to recover. Oh, well. All for the love of nail polish!
Getting on to this manicure post. I have to say that I love the base color in this manicure. It's from China Glaze's Metro Collection and It couldn't be a prettier brown shimmer. It has so many multifaceted colors: orange, yellow, brown, gold, red. The glitter placement reminded me of a butterfly--hence the name. Unfortunately, I don't feel I got a great picture without a lot of glare.
I painted three coats China Glaze Midtown Magic. I added LA Splash Cosmetics Nail Glitter in Pot 'O Gold. The manicure was topped with one coat Seche Vite.