Thursday, August 30, 2012

NotD - Orange Blossom

I loved my orange polish so much I wore it by itself for a day before coming across a sponge and deciding to do some sponging.

Here’s what I used for this mani:

  • essie rock solid
  • Douglas nylon base coat
  • Astor Fashion Studio 151
  • essence Miami Roller Girl 01 Bienvenido A Miami
  • s-he 115
  • Trind top coat
  • Seche Vite

First I applied one coat of each base, four of Astor 151 and sealed it with Seche Vite.

Say, didn’t Astor have “Fash’n Studio” polishes? Ah well, at least the spelling improved rather than the opposite. 151 is a very bright, but not neon, clear orange crème. It’s a shade that every lover of brights should own. The one downside is the bad opacity, even four coats still remained slightly sheer.
But the application was awesome, the polish spread well, no streaks. Anyone who doesn’t mind VNL or plans to cover the tips could easily wear this in two coats. The brush is fine, an old-school round one.

This is 151 in two coats without top coat:

And here’s 151 in four coats with top coat:

The next night I stippled on Bienvenido A Miami and 115 and added a few quick flowers in 115. Then I sealed everything with Trind top coat and Seche Vite.

I really like how this came out. It could easily have turned out too autumnal, but the colours are super bright and happy.
I unrelated news: I have installed Disqus and seem to have successfully imported ID and Blogger comments (there are some minor formatting issues, but hey, at least the comments are there). I’ve done a couple of tests, but I’d appreciate if some of you would test the system, even if it’s just to say ‘testing’ or ‘bleep.’ If it doesn’t work, contact me please (the top of the sidebar has all necessary links).


BlackCherry ^^ said...

So beautiful.

cucumpear said...

Thank you so much!

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