I was looking online for christmas gifts and I came across these two items that I love from Urbanoutfitters.com 🙂
If I had to choose one I think that I would have to go with the doggy lamp but it comes at a hefty $78. I would also have a hard time spending $44 for a nifty tiger rug…. Oh well maybe I can catch one of these on sale.
I decided to add-on to my (failed) blue matte nail polish. I used a dotting tool and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear nail polish in #300 White On. At first I was going to just put one dot per nail but I decided to add more and it looked like falling snow.
I have not put a top coat on because I can see very prominent wear on the tips of all of my nails. So I will most likely be changing it soon.
I have seen a ton of posts on other blogs about matte nail polishes but have not bought one myself. I decided to get a matte top coat so that I could make any color that I have matte. I wanted to buy Essie Matte About You because I have heard good things, but it was sold out. I settled for Seche Vite Matte Top Coat. I decided to try it out over China Glaze Frostbite a shiny blue.
I was very disappointed with the matte effect. It has almost no effect and was way too expensive for the product that you get.
Here is a zoomed in view of the nail, I only used two coats of the matte top coat over one of Frostbite. Next time I may try a few more coats or try mixing it into the color before I apply it to my nails.
I finally received my first halo nail polish from http://www.shop.llarowe.com/main.sc they have a great selection of colors but the only problem is that more often than not the polishes that I like are out of stock, but if you catch them while they are in stock they get them to you quickly. I ordered mine last saturday and I received it on Tuesday.
H707 Silver Glitter Gal 3D Holographic Nail Polish
I was so excited when I finally got my very own halo polish. It looked like it would take way too many layers to get full coverage so I layered it over one coat of a silver nail polish that came in a gift pack I purchased from Urban Outfitters last christmas. I only used two layers of the Glitter Gal Holographic Polish and it seemed to be amazing. It looks like normal silver polish in certain light, but if you go outside it is super glittery and noticeable. When I went to take a few photos it was impossible to get a good photo, maybe it is just my camera because when I purchased it there were photos on the website….
You can see the effect slightly better in the close up:
I finally got around to trying out Orna-Minted one of my new Color Club polishes from the Scent-Suous Collection available at Sally Beauty Supply. It has tons of silver glitter in large hex and small round pieces and the scent is fresh mint.
I layered it with Do You Think I’m Tex-y? from the OPI Texas Collection for Spring/Summer 2011. I used two coats to make sure the color was even.
This is the final layered manicure with one coat of Orna-Minted:
And here is a upclose view of the glitter in the manicure:
I was poking around the internet and I came across this hilarious picture from wins.failblog.orgThis inspired me to design a Lion King themed nail polish design that will be work on as soon as I finish the wear test of my glittery green layering manicure.