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Today kicks off Digit-al Dozen theme week. This week’s theme is geek and it was wide open for our interpretation. Today I have Soft Kitty nails. “Soft Kitty” is a song from a U.S.-based comedy sitcom called “The Big Bang Theory.” (The tune is actually derived from an old English children’s song). One of the main characters on the show, super geek Sheldon Cooper, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D., is a theoretical physicist researching quantum mechanics and string theory. Sheldon’s mother used to sing ”Soft Kitty” to him as a child. As an adult, he still requests the song whenever he is sick. (image source: cbs)
I started with two coats of China Glaze Pelican Gray as the base. The stripes were created with a nail art brush and China Glaze Recycle. I used a dotting tool and Zoya Sweet for the nose.
I’m back! Almost 100%…but not quite. Whatever is going around is brutal! It may take me a bit to get ramped up to speed – but I’ll do my best. My hubs thinks it’s hilarious that I’m still half incapacitated, yet I’m doing a mani and posting about it. So hilarious! Right?! No! Manis are serious business. But given my less than optimum self, today’s mani is super simple. I’ve used two more polishes from the China Glaze Spring 2013 Avant Garden Collection.
If you’re one of my few Instagram followers (hey, I’m slowly figuring it out!), then you know about my polish debacle last night. I was all set up and raring to go – ready to swatch the entire China Glaze Avant Garden Collection. When alas, tragedy struck, and I suffered a nail lacquer fatality. Poor Keep Calm, Paint On didn’t make it. At least we know it would have wanted me to carry on and post today!
I winged it today. (Wung it? Wunged it?) I went hunting for a pretty darker pink cream and found China Glaze Make an Entrance. I have no idea how I came upon this polish. It was part of the Creme Couture Collection way back in 2007 (pre- my re-obsession with nail polish). I used two easy coats then came back in with a dotting tool and China Glaze Pelican Gray and made random dots in one corner of each nail.
Disclosure: Some products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm, or retailer for my review.
Today I have Part 2 of my Shimmer polish swatchathon. As you saw yesterday, Shimmer glitter combinations are very complex. Everytime I downloaded a photo from my camera, I found something unexpected. These polishes are seriously beautiful! I can’t wait to show you seven more.
Taylor has a deep red jelly base with red, green, purple and blue glitter. I’ve used two coats of Taylor over two coats of OPI Russian Navy. This is really unique. I love the final product.
Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm, or retailer for my review.
Happy Monday! Today is Part 1 of 2 of my Shimmer polish swatchathon. Shimmer’s glitter architect, Cindy (with some help from my sister), sent me the best surprise nail mail ever! If you missed it on Facebook, click HERE to see my failed attempt at capturing a panoramic shot of the moment. I laugh every time I see it (look at the ginormous appliances in the background!) Let’s get to the first seven swatches!
Shimmer polishes are just that…shimmery. Most shades are dense, fine, multi-colored, multi-shaped glitters in a clear or slightly tinted base. The glitter combinations are very complex, but versatile. On Friday. I showed you Leslie over Sinful Colors Let’s Talk, a deep royal purple/blue. Below is Leslie over Zoya Kelly, a rich gray. Can you believe it’s the same polish?! I ran into zero issues with the formula. All swatches have one coat of Seche Vite topcoat. Full-sized pics are in the gallery at the end of the post.
Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my review.
Last week I received three colors from the new China Glaze Tranzitions Collection. These polishes react and change color wherever topcoat is applied. Sounds good to me – I figured it would be a quick way to make an interesting mani without a lot of effort. The application and wear of the three polishes I’m showing you today are similar. So let’s see the looks and then I’ll tell you what I think! BTW, I used a flash for the first time in these pics. It seemed to be the best way to capture the color change.
The first mani is Split Perso-Nail-ity with an accent in Modify Me. Split Perso-Nail-ity is a dusty lavender-leaning pink that turns almost magenta with the topcoat. The finish is a cross between a cream and a shimmer…almost satin.