Thursday, April 26, 2012

Too Subtle Mani Redux

It was wearing so well I couldn't take it off.  So I blinged it up with Sally Hansen's Gem Crush "Big Money".
Just free handed the tips and used Pure Ice "Oh Baby" as a shimmery topcoat.  (Because Big Money is rough.)
Here's a closeup so you can see the pretty lavender bits mixed in with the light gold!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fleshy holo + matte = subtle coolness

I went outside to take some bright sunshine pics, and the butterflies were abundant!
I don't know if they are mating, or hatching, or dying, or taking a migration break or what...but they are everywhere. bomber!
This mani started with Catherine Arley #668.  A pretty, rich, but subtle holographic fleshy (my color fleshy) color.  Two easy, quick drying coats.  I love this brand! (sorry for the big's from my Instagram pics...I LOVE Instagram!)

A day later I saw NYC Matte Me Crazy, and some little round jewelry tag stickers in my craft room and decided to play.  This is the only matte polish I own, so I can't compare, but I love this stuff!  One thin coat makes the matte magic happen, and quickly.

The effect is super subtle.  Too subtle really.  But it made the little light bulb go off in my peabrain...must try different color combos!  :)  Oh, and the matted holo polish almost looks like suede on my nails, which is also very cool.  But subtle.  I don't do subtle.  I think today I'll add some chunky gold glitter!  LOL!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Milani Lavender Fizz (almost) one coat glitter

It seems I am incapable of just wearing one nail polish at a time.  I can not leave it alone!  I try.  I really do.  Good grief, with 5 kids (one being a baby) I really really need to perfect the speedy mani.  Oh well.
Lavender Fizz is the 3rd Milani one coat glitter I've bought.  One really thick coat could be enough with any of them, but I couldn't resist adding more color.  I sandwiched a Sally Girl in between to add some blue hues to the lavender.

It goes: Milani, Sally, Milani, clear coat x2.  The Milani is very rough alone.  Dries quickly though!

One more shot.  Can you see the blue bits?  My finger tips are like tiny shiny disco balls!  :)