Thursday, August 11, 2011

Milani 3D polish

After doing two dark in a row (I didn't post DS Fantasy, a very dark blue), I wanted to lighten up.  I love to do two tones with the Milani 3D colors.  They are so perfect with it.  It always looks airbrushed.  This combo is Cyberspace (blue) and Hi-Res (purple).  So pretty.  Application is smooth.  I wish the brushes weren't so narrow. 

 This morning I decided to Konad fish to finish off my mani.  I didn't use a topcoat this time because it always smears and I wanted a good picture.  I took this pic by a sunny window and it made the colors look washed out. I'll repost a better pic later.
I used Konad m27.  I first tried it with the small stamp for better placement.  With this plate, the larger stamp works better.  The large stamp picks up the design better and placement wasn't a problem.   *Now I'm my posts are all caught up.   :)  As I was going through my polishes, I created a basket with all my untrieds.  Sept. I'm going to try to swatch them all.  Turns out it was mostly all my polishes due to all the recent hauls that I've been doing.  Up until May. I just had 2 bottles of Sally Hansen and a set of bright minis from Claires.  Yep that's it.  I had moved and tossed out everything I had minus 1. (there was an OPI and 4 China Glaze that got thrown) With 2 children under age 2 at the moment, I had no time or desire to paint my nails.  I think I had about 30 bottles that I had acquired throughout my teen years and never bought polish after that.  After this month I'm easing off the polish buying.  I'm going to enjoy all the beautiful new colors I have. 

OPI Burlesque Simmer and Shimmer

This is from my most favorite OPI collection -Burlesque.  I simply cannot rave enough about it.  The entire collection is fantastic!  I didn't stamp or shatter or do anything because this color is so beautiful on it's own.  Simmer and Shimmer receives a lot of complements. 

This is my four year olds little fingers.  She loves polish too.  This color got her the most complements yet.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blizzard Blue

I'm posting this manicure because I don't want to forget aabout it.  This is going to be a retry.  I love this color.  Blizzard Blue is slightly sheer and needed 3 coats to reach opacity.  I want to try layering this over an aqua.  I used Pacific Blue from the same line to Konad.  It doesn't stand out how I imagined it.  Next time I'm going to use OPI Blue My Mind for the stamping.  The design is Konad Plate m65


  I haven't posted anything for this month and today is the day to catch up.  I mixed this color hoping to achieve something dupable to Absolutely Alice (which I missed out on and it is my only lemming). I am happy with the result.  If I never find A.A. it's okay because I have this mix.  I used 2 coats.  Application was slightly thick.  This isn't an exact dupe because the gold gliiter I used was not as fine as A.A, and my version is a lighter blue.

I used Spark De Triomph, Blue My Mind, and Last Friday Night

I added a decal just for something a little extra