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Today I have a quick, simple mani to share. I’ve spent all of my free time on The Mani Cave…which is cramping my mani routine! But I’m just so excited to finally get started on it! I’ll post Mani Cave updates every Wednesday, so be sure to check back then!
So back to the mani. Today I’m sporting Sally Hansen Red-y Response. I hadn’t jumped on the magnetic bandwagon until I tried China Glaze Sparks Will Fly. I was mesmerized with the formula, but wasn’t quite sure if it was a magnetic thing…or just really awesome polish. The only way to tell was to try a different magnetic. Alas, that brings us to today.
When it comes to nail polish…I do not discriminate. If I love the color and formula, I’ll sport a $1.97 Pure Ice as proudly as a $28 Dior. The difference is risk. Do I want to buy $20 worth of $2 polish to maybe find one I love? Or do I want to spend $20 on a single polish that I know will be spectacular. Ah…nail polish problemz. And that, my friends, translates into brand loyalty. With all that said, sometimes an inexpensive polish blows me away and this one did…
No. I didn’t just call myself a Dashing Diva. That’s the brand of nail appliques I’m sporting in today’s mani. Why’s everyone got to be a diva these days? (Says the girl with hundreds of bottles of polish!)
Every time I think of Zoya Paloma….”My Sharona” plays in my head! Silly, I know. Paloma is one of three shades in Zoya’s 2012 Fall/Winter NYFW Gloss Collection. This polish is genius. A cool berry in a jelly finish. You can add it to almost any polish and it gives it a squishy, fuschia look. Today I have a jelly sandwich consisting of two coats of Paloma, one coat of Essie Luxe Effects A Cut Above and one final coat of Paloma.
I’ve seen the Venique brand for awhile now at Cosmoprof, but it wasn’t until I saw the mini packs that it seemed worth it to give it a shot. I bought a four pack of their summer collection, Desire to be Desired. My kit (called Colors of Desire) contained Havanah Glam, Pump up the Jam, Side Walk Surfer and Galoshes Glow. Now let me tell you…these minis are MINIs. No full size brush here. Lots of effort to polish your nails with this trial size, but I managed.
Today I have a swatch of Pump up the Jam, a pretty pinky pink. I’m not sure why I don’t have more pinks like this. They look nice on me and I can wear them to work, which is even better. Pump up the Jam went on smooth. I immediately noticed a cool iridescence about it…a lavendar shimmer in some light. I really like it. I’d call it a sophisticated bubble gum pink!