Sunday, August 15, 2010

NotD – Glitter Love

I’m feeling like the White Rabbit a lot these days: always late, never enough time. Time is fleeting, I suppose. Let’s just hope that madness doesn’t take its toll just yet.
The NotD I’m showing you today was going to look a bit different in the beginning. The silver area was supposed to be a lattice design, but I messed it up and just covered the whole area. Why do I even admit it? You can still see some of the ridges.

This is what I used:

  • Sally Hansen Miracle Cure
  • essence multi dimension 20 fatal
  • China Glaze Millennium
  • Unicorn Tears (is there any unicorn secrete or excrete that doesn’t sparkle?)
  • Seche Vite

I started with a basic application: two coats of Miracle Cure, three of fatal and one of Seche Vite.

fatal is a basic black crème polish, it seems like a jelly at first, but is a bit too pigmented. Two coats are almost opaque, only very close inspection will show imperfections.
This polish is very runny and I found it hard to keep it from pooling around the cuticles. The basic round brush didn’t help or hinder. But other than that fatal applied well and was even in two coats. It’s a good cheap black, but I’ve seen better formulas.

This is fatal in two coats without top coat:

And here is fatal in three coats with Seche Vite:

After fatal was dry I attempted to paint a silver lattice on a large part of each nail, but since I failed I covered the whole area with two coats of Millennium. One coat would have sufficed for an opaque layer of silver, but I tried to cover the remains of the lattice.

Then I added two coats of my frankened Unicorn Tears and sealed it with Seche Vite. In case anyone’s interested: Unicorn Tears is a mix of all my glitters with very sheer or clear bases. Just go crazy!

Obligatory blurry bottle photo:

I like this quite a bit, but Unicorn Tears would look even better over a plain black base.

It seems like my nails have reached Critical Length, they’re tearing without provocation and the strange curling is really starting to distort some of them. It’s probably a good thing that I need to chop them off anyway. My parents get a room’s worth of IKEA furniture (plus another wardrobe) delivered on Thursday and I suspect that I may do most of the assembling. The sibs probably won’t have time and my mom has a bad back. And though my dad is an engineer he’s surprisingly bad at IKEA assemblage (and Kinder Surprise eggs).

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