27 July 2012
This is three coats of Nfu-Oh TGSB08 with Gelish base and top coat.
This stuff is really pretty. If you're into dark colors (obviously I am!) and you're into gel, I highly suggest this one. The only drawback is that it's a little goopy, and that makes the super-thin gel layers thing harder to do. I can't decide if the glitter is holo or just iridescent or what. It's one of those polishes that I end up just staring at my hands with, watching the colors change. (I swear, I'm not on drugs!)
And because there is large glitter, sometimes you get pieces of glitter hanging over the edge of your nails. One of these was the reason that my pink ended up "chipping" (i.e. lifting up and then being broken off), because it caused the edge to un-seal.
Nfu-Oh Gelist polishes are available in the US here: http://www.fabuloustreet.com/
18 July 2012
17 July 2012
03 July 2012
Fourth of July is my favorite holiday for manicures! I love the creativity that's involved; you can go a lot of different directions with it.
Okay, let's get into the nitty-gritty. This one used a lot of polish!
Two coats RCM 'Midnight Affair'
taped corner/diagonal French with Milani One Coat Glitters 'Red Sparkle'
ring finger accent nail with Pretty & Polished 'Freedom Calling'
touch-up on red with LA Colors red striper
white dots with dotting tool and LA Colors white striper
The blue is darker and more opaque in person. The red isn't see-through in person. (It's interesting what the camera picks up!) Overall, I love it! I'm considering doing an opposite thing on my toes, which currently have China Glaze 'Ruby Pumps' on them.
Happy (early) Fourth of July to any other Americans, and happy Tuesday to anyone who isn't.
This is last year's mani for July 4th:
01 July 2012
This gorgeous polish is from RCM's new Shimmering Nights collection, which is amazing. I checked out all four at Ulta and settled on 'Dress for Success' initially. Filled a void in my small but growing gel collection, and is now my only green.
(photo from RCM's facebook)
The glitter almost looks like a holo, but isn't. The label is a holo, and you can see the difference in the second photo. There is a bit of a range in the glitter that almost verges on being a duochrome. (Maybe like a very light version of 'Zombie Zest'.)
Verdict: in a world where there aren't a lot of green gels available, this is a gem!