Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Good afternoon! I hope everyone is enjoying their Tuesday afternoon :)

I'm making some headway through the pile of untried polishes I have sitting at my desk..... Only to have not one, but two Zoya orders coming to me x.x One is my small order from the Earth day promo, the other (that hasn't shipped yet) is their brand new summer collections. I tell ya, Zoya and China Glaze both have nailed it this summer with their colors!

Today's mani, though, featured a color from Zoya's Delights collection, Lillian. I have a hard time describing it; Lillian reminds me, a little, of China Glaze's Kinetic Candy from the Electro Pop collecio. Kind of a blue mint, is the best I can think of. The formula was nice on Lillian, I only needed two coats for nice coverage. Since I was in a flakie mood, I added a coat of Sally Hansen's Glass Slipper.

Yesterday was my first successful attempt at a splatter mani :) I had tried it a few times, last summer I think, and yeah, wasn't happy with the results. I was over the moon with the one I did for yesterday's #paamanimonday. All colors used were China Glaze:

White on White

Glow With the Flow
Treble Maker
Point me to the Party

I wasn't feeling this week's Stamping Sunday theme, so I did something different. I started with a rainbow gradient base, using all but one of the colors from Color Club's Pastel Neon collection, and that was done over Morgan Taylor's All White Now. I stamped zig zags over the gradient, using both Bundle BM-423 and Vivid Lacquer's VL 010, stamped with Mundo de Unas bones.

I busted out a texture last week for Textured Friday. Not that I have any new textures, but it is one of my least used textures, OPI What's a Little Rain Forest?.

Thursday's mani was one of those that I tried one way, and should done how I originally planned, simply because I didn't like how it felt on my nails. I had wanted to wear China Glaze Home Sweet House Music, but I had seen reviews that recommend a white base. I should have that, because I really don't think it needed it and it made it look..... thick once I was done. I used White on White, 3 coats of of HSHM, then sponged on Point me to the Party. Yes, the white made HSHM bright, but I think it would have been fine without it.

I went kind of classic, spectator look last Tuesday. I started off with Zoya Asia, which I think everyone needs, then stamped over it with Sugar Bubbles SB 021 and MdU white.

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