Monday, September 19, 2011

NotD - Happy Harrrrmione Day

Is it that time of the year again? Indeed it is. Talk Like A Pirate Day - and with it Hermione Granger’s birthday (Happy 32nd!) - has arrived. So let’s take a couple of minutes and listen to this song.
Today’s mani is fairly random, I just started with a brown base and added a few bits. It’s not nearly as awesome as this, for example.

Here’s what I used today:

  • OPI Nail Envy
  • essence base sealer (I’m sick of typing out the full name -_-)
  • essence multi dimension 39 spicy
  • essence multi dimension 75 tryin’ to be cool
  • black and white acrylic paint
  • LOOK by BIPA nail tattoo liner 11 gold
  • LOOK by BIPA nail tattoo liner 13 silver
  • essence top sealer
  • rhinestones
  • Seche Vite

My base for this mani was: one coat of each base coat, two of spicy and one of Seche Vite.

Back when I was a polish blogger newbie I swatched the original spicy, a lovely shimmery brown. essence has since released a new version, this one is a crème polish. spicy is a rich dark brown. And unlike many colours I’ve seen described as chocolate brown this really does resemble semisweet chocolate. Nummy. It’s lovely and opaque, only two coats are needed.
The first coat was mostly even, only on a couple of nails where I had skimped with the polish I had some bare areas. It’s rare for a drugstore polish to apply this smoothly. If you can find a bottle of spicy, pick it up. Most Austrian stores have only a few leftover bottles of essence’s now discontinued multi dimension polishes.

Here’s spicy in two coats with top coat:

I messed up my first attempt of putting the HG in my pinkie, so I covered it in tryin’ to be cool and started over, most nails just have some gold and silver lines and a rhinestone. My favourite nail is the one with the little skull, I’ll have to to a full funky French with a similar tip design some day.

Have you done anything pirate-y today (and no, I don’t want to hear anything about downloading stuff o_~)?

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