These first 2 pictures give you a better idea of what the CG Agro looks like even though I have the flakies on top. There is a definite learning curve to photographing nails.
After some trial and error I finally got a shot where you can see the flakies somewhat. This picture still doesn't quite do it justice. The final finish almost reminds me of fish scales with the dark metallic background and lighter, shiny flakies.
Obviously I still have a lot to learn, and my cuticles are in HORRIBLE condition, I don't think this is a terrible first attempt. :)