Saturday, March 12, 2011

NotD - Doubleblues

Where is my time going these days? There must be a white hole somewhere stringing bits of my life together and I just haven’t experienced some inbetween parts (at least i don’t have the Cat asking “So, what is it?” all the time). Note to self: Look up what white holes really are outside of British science fiction shows.
I wanted to use a lovely dark blue I picked up this week and just didn’t have time to do something interesting (*sighs*) so a light and dark blue mani it was.

This is what I used tonight:

  • OPI Nail Envy Soft & Thin
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener
  • p2 color victim 042 being in heaven
  • MNY 665
  • LOOK by BIPA nail tattoo liner 13 silver
  • Seche Vite

I started by applying one coat of each base coat, then four of being in heaven and sealed the polish with Seche Vite.

being in heaven is the pastel blue polish I used for my recent marble. It’s a soft muted shade of pale blue with no hint of purple or green. The main downside is the opacity. Even four coats aren’t fully opaque, so I’d recommend applying two coats over an opaque base.
Other than that, being in heaven applies smoothly and evenly. I didn’t experience any streaks or bubbles and this polish isn’t so runny it pools around the cuticles. The slightly short round brush works well with the formula.

Here’s being in heaven in two coats without top coat (sorry about the patches peeking through):

And this is being in heaven in four coats with Seche Vite (looks more opaque in the photo than it does in RL):

After the base was firm enough to paint on, I used MNY 665 to paint a corner of each nail and a thin stripe. Then I used the silver liner to tidy up the edges and sealed the polish with another coat of Seche Vite.

And that’s it for tonight. I should go to bed now, ‘cause I have a class tomorrow morning (bleh, who wants to have classes at 9 am on a Saturday?), which is really interesting, but really straining for the eyes and headache inducing. We’re sorting through a collection of epigraphic squeezes and cross referencing them with the book they were used for (in the late 19th century, FTW!). Problems: a) they’re in Ancient Greek, b) some epigraphs were fragmented, c) squeezes are most easily read (especially when eroded) with light hitting from the side, i.e. the room is darkened and flashlights used (= headaches).
Enough whining! How’s it going with you, folks?

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