Wednesday, January 12, 2011

NotD – Beams of Holo

Today I’ll just give you quite a quick post, I’ve got a major presentation on Friday and (surprise!) I’m not finished yet. This is something I wore over the holidays.

Here’s what I used for  this mani:

  • OPI Nail Envy Soft & Thin
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener
  • China Glaze Jitterbug
  • Milani 3D Holographic 511 Hi-Tech
  • Milani 3D Holographic 512 Cyberspace
  • Seche Vite

As usual I started with a basic application: one coat of Nail Envy, one of Miracle Nail Thickener, two coats of Jitterbug and Seche Vite to get a nice dry surface as quickly as possible.

Jitterbug is a lovely sparkly darkish grey densely packed with silver shimmer. It has a distinct charcoal-y feel without being all that dark. Jitterbug is opaque in two coats, which is very nice indeed.
I found this polish to be super smooth and lovely to apply. Despite all that shimmer Jitterbug has only the faintest hint of particle alignment (erm… ‘brush marks’ I meant to say). As always, China Glaze’s round brush is easy to control and overall very nice.
Two thumbs up. If you like darker greys and shimmer, this is a superb choice. Also, I adore the name, even though it infects my brain with sandworm-sized earworms.

Because it’s a two-coater: this is Jitterbug in two coats with top coat:

After the base colour was solid enough not to be affected by sticking tape all over it I masked off my nails (with basic masking tape/painter’s tape from the DIY store). Then I used Milani Hi-Tech and Cyberspace to cover the bare parts and sealed the mani with Seche Vite. Behold: two sparkly tapered stipes of holo-y prettiness.

Why is it that sometimes I don’t order anything for months and then I have half a dozen things en route at the same time? I’m all bouncy about getting my new camera some time this week. I just hope it does well with purples.
Tell me about something you just bought or received recently that got you really excited!

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