Friday, September 19, 2014

NOTW: Luminous!

Hello!

This week's nails are a simple combination of OPI Don't Touch My Tutu and AEngland She Walks In Beauty. These were beyond gorgeous and full of light. I adored this look, and I definitely stared admiringly at my own hands quite often this week.


Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

I feel like pictures don't do this justice - it looks very luminous and ethereal in person. I need to do swatches this weekend, but I don't want to take this polish off!


Indoors, artificial light, with flash.

I started with one coat each of Duri Rejuvacote and Sinful Colors Nail Hardener. Then, I used three coats of OPI Don't Touch My Tutu. My middle finger, ring finger, and thumb each got one coat of AEngland She Walks In Beauty. I finished this off with one coat of Seche Vite.

More soon! ^_^

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stash Swatch Initiative: Elevation Polish Stay Behind, Catch a Wave

Hello!!

Today's polish is a glitter topper from Elevation Polish. This is Stay Behind, Catch a Wave!


Elevation Polish Stay Behind, Catch a Wave. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

Stay Behind, Catch a Wave has super shiny blue circles in two sizes, smaller satin blue circles, and iridescent flecks and shimmer. The metallic glitters are incredibly shiny, so shiny, in fact, that three people commented on that when I wore this out and about in one day. It's certainly eye-catching!


Elevation Polish Stay Behind, Catch a Wave. Indoors, artificial light, no flash. Those glitters are so shiny, they're reflecting my camer'a red exterior.

Swatches today are just one swiped on coat of Stay Behind, Catch a Wave over yesterday's OPI Toucan Do It If You Try swatch. I used two coats of topcoat for a smooth finish. I had no problems with this polish. I think one swiped coat provides a good amount of glitter, and it was easy to apply.


Elevation Polish Stay Behind, Catch a Wave. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

Unfortunately, this lovely polish has been discontinued. I purchased my bottle over a year ago from Elevation Polish.


Elevation Polish Stay Behind, Catch a Wave. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.


More soon! ^_^

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Stash Swatch Initiative: OPI Toucan Do It If You Try

Hello!!

I have OPI Toucan Do It If You Try swatched for today!


OPI Toucan Do It If You Try. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

Toucan Do It If You Try is a very orange-leaning, coral creme. It's simple and bright.


OPI Toucan Do It If You Try. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.


Swatches today are one coat of Sinful Colors Base Coat, two coats of Toucan Do It If You Try, and one coat of NYC topcoat. This polish is fantastic. It applies nicely and is very pigmented. I've used it for stamping, and it does well.


OPI Toucan Do It If You Try. Outdoors, sunlight, no flash.


I purchased my bottle from Sally Beauty.


OPI Toucan Do It If You Try. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.


More soon! ^_^