Monday, August 30, 2010

NotD – Rainy London

Today’s post-cleanage (excuse the destructo-hands!) manicure is one of those where upon finishing I wondered what on earth I had been thinking. But hey, at least the swatch looks good.

This is what I used:

  • Sally Hansen Diamond Strength
  • Eyeko Rain Polish for city nails
  • Catrice 280 London Weather Forecast
  • essence multi dimension 51 party time
  • Seche Vite

First I applied two coats each of Diamond Strength and Rain Polish, followed by a coat of Seche Vite.

Rain Polish is a muted greyish blue with subtle silvery shimmer –though I do see hues of green and purple in the shimmer. It’s opaque in two coats, though if you apply very thin coats you might need three.
Overall Rain Polish applies smoothly and evenly without any problems. It levelled nicely when I applied a slightly thicker coat to hide my patches. The brush is Eyeko’s new standard brush; wide, dense, round and supple. I highly recommend this polish!

Here is Eyeko Rain Polish in two coats with Seche Vite, photographed with flash and under a ‘natural spectrum’ bulb:


Then came the weird and random part. I took London Weather Forecast and painted on short, thin, wispy lines roughly aligned diagonally. Those were supposed to represent the rain, but I kinda failed.

After that I decided to add small flecks of sparkles like light refecting off droplets of water, so I used a dotting tool to apply dabs of party time. Two coats of Seche Vite make the mani extra glassy for a gazing out of the window feel.


How would you wear Rain?

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