It consisted of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Lightening, Tropez - Black Satin, Rimmel- Camouflage, Misa - Hot Couture and topcoat to be glossy.
It looks weirdly light in the bottle but it isn't really.
I was really proud of this thumb! It was a redo from the first round of stamping so when it came out so nicely I was really excited!
I'm loving it! It's punchy and bright... a great berry-ish color. The application was wonderful. I've been getting more into creams lately. Most of my polishes so far have been shimmers and metallics. I've been worried about my application skills when it comes to creams. I had Color Club-Oooooo La La the last couple days and LOVE it. However, after 3 coats I still had some bald spots, and it seems to me other ladies can make it even in 3. I have to practice I guess! Or maybe use a base coat...
As a nod to my recent violin performance (last saturday) I added some musical Konad to the mani:I stamped OPI-Lincoln Park After Dark with Konad plates M22 and M73. My instructor was into it! He also said his girlfriend liked my nails and toes at the recital! I was sooo excited they were noticed, and complimented!
I can't wait to use it! I've been trying scoop more greens (it's my favorite color) but they always elude me. We must be green starved, because whenever they come along, they sell out fast. I went to 2 drugstores yesterday just looking for this one with no luck. I can't find Orly-Mint Mojito, it's out of stock on head2toebeauty. It's scary!
There are so many great colors to get in current spring and summer collections my head hurts from thinking about them. I want so much, yet I know I buy faster than I wear, and am trying to tone it down a bit. I have to wear and be happy with what I have first! But I am a major list writer so I wrote (or typed in a spreadsheet!) all the colors I'm lusting to get. It's gross. I hit 105! And I am quite sure I need them all! I don't know if I can whittle this wish list down! Does anyone else have so many nail wishes?
Richelle, Goldie, Midori, Tallulah, Jo, Malia, Juno, Fergie, Jacy, Moxie, Dita, and Eva! Soooo pretty!
Goldie, Midori, Tallulah and Jo
Fergie, Jacy, Malia and Juno
I chose Juno for the first manicure since she will be going off to a friend:
It's a gorgeous royal purple. In the bottle it looks like it has a bit of a blue duochrome, but I didn't really see that on the nail. Not that it bothered me... It's beautiful!
I was so excited when I discovered the Polish Exchange. I took several days to chose all the polishes I wanted! I was so impressed that the newest collections, La-Di-Da and Ooh-La-La were also available for exchange. I thought at first that there would be some catch. Like only the older colors and collections were available. But I was wrong. And then i thought, "Something horrible will happen. The colors I want will be out of stock, or my send ins won't be good enough..." nope. Everything worked out just right. The 'too-good-to-be-true' was true! Thanks Zoya!
It's not quite what I had in mind. But still cool. The thumb looked a bit better:
I then figured it would be nice to show some step-by-step of what I did. So I picked out some new colors. The first thing you do is take a small dish with some water. I used an itty-bitty tuperware container I didn't care about. Open up all the polishes you want to use. Start with one color, let a drip fall into the water. It will spread out over the water. It looks really cool! Then drop the next color in the same spot, and the next. It will look like this:Keep going, alternating your colors, until they can't spread anymore. The middle circles will get smaller and smaller:
Next, I used a toothpick, and pulled it through the polish in one direction and then the opposite to get the marble look:
Now you need that on your nail. So place it in the water with your nail down and your palm up. Let it set for a sec, and then slowly pull your nail out, while using your marbling tool to keep the rest of the polish in the dish. I didn't try to keep the rest in the dish, and it all wants to pick up and go with you because it's all one sheet of polish. It wouldn't have been so bad, but I got a goofy, stringy drip down the middle and it would have looked perfect if it wasn't for that:
Clean up the stray polish with some remover, and she's all set!
This is soooo fun to do. It reminds me of when I worked in a cake bakery and had to make marble cakes. That was my favorite! Swirling the different batter together was so pretty. I was itching for more when my boyfriend suggested putting the nail in face up and coming at the design from under the polish. That worked out okay, probably a fine method if you practice it. You just have to make sure the water is deep enough, and you can find a way in without disturbing the work floating on top. I don't think we need to see the nails I did, (cuz they're not great) but I at least have to put up the polish in the dish. I used my Romantiques: Harmony, Passion and Adore. Warning: It's the coolest thing you've ever seen.