It was a beautiful green that I couldn’t help but wanting to bring home, despite having…a Helmer and a half full of polish. oTL
I honestly love using Ryan’s balloon face. So fun to use in these shots xD
I’ve been busy studying for my exams…at this point I will be ok for the one on Saturday but the one next Tuesday is up in the air…ugh. Hate that.
I’ve wanted to do a skittles manicure for awhile. Not the solid colour kind, but rather the multi patterned type. It has shown up in Korean Dramas, twitter, instagram…blogs…so I really couldn’t avoid it.
The problem was what to use, what colours to select…and generally how to put it together.
In the end, this is what I was able to come up with…took 2 days to pick the colours and what patterns to do lol
I applied China Glaze Keep Calm Paint On, and stamped over it with Konad M73, using Sally Hansen Chrome polish in Moonstone.
I applied Sally Hansen Xtreme Celeb City, then applied two coats of Sally Hansen Secrets over it.
I applied two coats of American Apparel Office and attached two tear shaped rhinestones close to the nail bed.
I applied China Glaze Snow, and then used a brush to apply random lines of Sally Hansen Secrets over it.
And to finish off this post…
I met up with a few ladies Monday evening to chat over food. These friends also shared their goodies with me, which I hoarded and felt so bad over, but a bunch of these babies came home with me (Thank you Jill and Meredith! I have a YSL blush!! xD). I also had a friend CP the Nubar and Layla’s for me and haul them to Toronto from Halifax…thanks Sparkled Beauty :)
So you can expect more attempts at skittles mani’s and shots of lots of holo polish in the future :)
*All polishes in this post were bought with my own money, as well as the Konad stamp*
…or so I tried…
Youll see what I mean soon.
Such a lovely colour, and I felt this tiny pull inside me when I first saw swatches.
So when I saw the last bottle on the Sally Beauty Supply display, I knew I had to buy it.
So I got it.
And applied it…
And almost hated it!
I may have gotten a dud formula. I found that it was thick yet thin. It was thin in the sense I needed 3 coats to give a remotely smooth finish, but thick in the sense it was a tad gloopy, and just a overall pain in the but formula to use. I ended up removing my first try of this. I ended up putting some thinner in it, and hoped that my second shot at it would be better.
What you see is three coats, and it is harder to tell, but the finish is still quite streaky. Just…mind boggling to me. I haven’t come across such a pain in the butt formula in quite some time. The last few would have been Zoya…and a recent OPI buy.
Anyway, if you got a dud bottle, would you struggle with it if the polish were pretty?