Saturday, December 3, 2011

NotD - Spiky Olivey Thing

I really haven’t liked a lot of what I’ve been doing recently. And though I sometimes consider just posting the swatches without the failed nail art, that’s not how I roll, really.
So here you go: a not terribly nice mani with odd messy spikes in olive green and grey.

This is what I used for this mani:

  • China Glaze Nail Strengthener & Growth Formula
  • essence btgn base sealer
  • Bourjois 10 days #23
  • OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees
  • Spooky Nails black nail art liner (not on the photo, ‘cause my brain is leaky)
  • Rimmel 60 seconds 805 Grey Matter
  • color club Artsy Crafty
  • essence colour&go 68 high spirits
  • essence btgn top sealer
  • Seche Vite

First thing was, obviously, applying the base colour, Bourjois #23 in two coats over my base coats and sealing it with Seche Vite.

#23 is a muted military green/khaki polish with very subtle silver shimmer. This colour is a lovely autumnal neutral and will flatter a wide range of skintones. And since it’s a two-coater, there’s not a lot of effort involved.
I also have no complaints whatsoever about the formula, considering its pigmentation #23 is slightly runny, but not prone to pooling. The first coat was a tad streaky, but all the unevenness vanished upon applying the second coat. I’ve already talked about the angled brush in depth, but after using it before I found it surprisingly easy to use. This time I actually didn’t do any clean-up on purpose to show you how neat the brush can be if you take a couple of minutes to get used to it.

Here’s Bourjois 10 days #23 in two coats with Seche Vite:

I then used all coloured polishes and a couple of nail art brushed to paint on some messy spikes. Too bad they weren’t really meant to be messy. Then I added loads of top coat to even out the surface and seal the nails.

By the way, don’t expect to see any new Bourjois polishes. I still have one in my untrieds, but after that I probably won’t get any more since Bourjois won’t be available at BIPA any more. I snagged some backup foundations, of course, since I very much enjoyed using them for a few years now.
So if you happen to pass by a BIPA, grab some stuff at 50% off!
How do you feel about Bourjois? Will/would you miss it? Or is it completely unavailable where you live?

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