First I applied two coats of Dior Vernis #996 Desert Nights. Once those were completely dry, I attached the candy charm to each nail and waited about 20 minutes for the glue to dry completely – the glue is pretty much dry after a couple of minutes so you can continue with your day, but I wanted to wait 20 minutes to be absolutely certain, as my next step was going to be painting the charms.
Since the charms were in pastel colours and I wanted them to match my nails exactly, I then painted them with two coats of Desert Nights, so that they’d be the same colour as my nails.
Next I applied a coat of ILNP’s Deep End, which is shimmery blue nail varnish with low coverage, making it best used as a top coat over other blues or purples. It did make the blue underneath look darker though.
Once that was dry, I finished off with a clear top coat.