Wednesday, August 10, 2011

NotD - Plaidesque

Colour me impressed, my pink Nivea mani is showing some tipwear but just a single tiny chip and is barely beginning to lift. For four days this is quite amazing. Now if only I knew what caused this…
Also, I might not be able to regularly post over the next week or so (hopefully not longer) as my computer’s graphics card seems to be faulty. The PC just kept dying today until I managed to deactivate the little bugger in safe mode. Well, at least it’s covered by warranty, but begging my father to drive me with the chunk o’metal and schlepping it across the shopping centre won’t be fun (assuming that they won’t pick it up).

Anyway, sorry for the venting and let’s get to the naily stuff. Wonky Plaid!

Here’s what I used tonight:

  • OPI Nail Envy
  • essence better than gel nails base sealer
  • Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 045 Misty Jade
  • Seche Vite
  • Nivea Calcium Power 44 Gris Noir
  • Bourjois 1 seconde 9 prune stellaire
  • LOOK by BIPA nail tattoo liner 9 green
  • LOOK by BIPA nail tattoo liner 13 silver
  • essence better than gel nails top sealer

First I applied both bases, followed by four coats of Misty Jade and sealed the polish with Seche Vite.

Misty Jade is a cool-toned light spring green crème polish. Jade is a pretty good description, though I think ‘misty’ suggested a more muted shade. Pretty though it may be, this polish is terribly sheer. It still has some sheer patches at four coats.
I’m not impressed with this polish, Misty Jade isn’t even at all. When was the last time I complained about a polish being streaky after the second coat? This one is. Only good thing I can think of: it dries very shiny. The brush is fine, a flattish one, but it can’t make up for the formula’s flaws.
Overall not recommended. The colour is pretty, but not unique, and it’s such a pain to apply.

This is Misty Jade in two coats without top coat:

And here’s Misty Jade in four coats with Seche Vite:

After it was dry I used the remaining four colours - Gris Noir, prune stellaire, green and silver - to add a plaid pattern and finished the manicure with the top sealer. I kinda failed today, the lines are all wonky and badly spaced. I don’t truly dislike this mani, though.

Random question today: How is my driving English? I know I sometimes use made up wordage (on purpose, even), but are my vocabulary choices and grammar strange?
I like to think that I’m doing fairly well, but I’d really appreciate some feedback on whether my writing is generally readable.

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