Thursday, March 25, 2010

Nubar Stronghold

I've had Nubar's porcelain base coat and Diamont for a while, but haven't been using them. I finally broke down and ordered a color from their new Fortress collection. Because I really *heart* grey polishes. I will tell you that I still prefer Seche Vite top coat, even if it does shrink a little. I started with two coats of Stronghold.

It's gorgeous, and it's pretty much opaque on the first coat, but I did a second coat to ensure no streaks. There was a little naked nail on the first go around.

I liked it, but I also wanted to play with the Konad. It was grey and rainy, so I went with silver clouds. Ooooh. Aaaah.

I did use Diamont over the Konad. I also sat for 30 minutes while it dried completely.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Rescue Beauty Lounge Cherry Love

I actually wore this one on St. Patrick's Day, as an homage to the colorblind. Also, I really, really, REALLY like this red. It's creamy, and opaque and totally works with my weird pale, yet still olive skin tone.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday

I couldn't find my black, so I went with a navy blue, Nicole by OPI Midnight Madness. I like the effect. I'd like to see this with an opaque white base coat.

Also, please excuse my ragged cuticles. I wore a lot of glitters this week, which means a lot of soaking in acetone to remove. I use a cuticle oil daily and a cuticle cream at night, and still, raggedy. Apologies.

So lovely. So sparkly. Such a pain to remove.

Monday, March 15, 2010

BB Couture Napa Valley Red

this is a collaboration between Vampy Varnish and BB Couture. The Vampy Varnish collection has many lovely shades in it, but this one appealed to me the most. It's almost a see-through red, with a lot of glitter. I took a picture of it out in the sun, so you could. The effect is that it appears to be lit from under your nail. I went with three coats, so the glitter would cover my visible nail line.

I got this polish in January, which tells you how far behind I am in taking and posting pics. :(

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sephora by OPI Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

I just realized, I don't show the two tone toes anymore. This blog has become about my manicures. Oh well. Que sera sera.

Why does OPI insist on making you sound like you have a lisp when you're saying their polish names?

I will tell you that this a dark, shimmery green, with tons of silver & green microglitter. It flashes silver in different lights. I think it also looks really pretty with silver Konad designs.