Friday, January 21, 2011

NotD – Charred Melons

Today we’ll have something nice and abstract again, using a couple of L.A. Girl Rock Star polishes.

Here’s what I used today:

  • OPI Nail Envy Soft & Thin
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener
  • L.A. Girl Rock Star NL133 Heavy Metal
  • L.A. Girl Rock Star NL129 Head Banging
  • Spooky Nails 2 in 1 nail tattoo liner black
  • Seche Vite
I started with my base coats, followed by three thin coats of Heavy Metal and one of Seche Vite.

Heavy Metal is a sparkly shimmering charcoal grey with the prettiest super-fine silver, green and purple glitter, which is nicely dispersed. It’s almost fully opaque in two coats, three thin coats are smooth and perfect.
This polish is on the thin side, but not so much that flooding the cuticles is a danger. Heavy Metal levels nicely and allows for very thin coats. Overall the formula is lovely and makes the application easy. The brush is round and quite dainty, which works well with the runniness as a bigger brush would likely deposit too much polish on the nail and lead to flooding and pooling.

Here is Heavy Metal in two coats without top coat:

This is Heavy Metal in three coats with Seche Vite:

After waiting a few minutes for the base colour to be firm I added a couple of spiky stripes of Head Banging (which I so have to compare to Watermelon Rind some day) and added some black detaining with the nail tattoo liner. A coat of Seche Vite finished the manicure.

The weekend’s approaching! Who’s excited?

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