Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Something A Little Different!

I tried something different today, usually I just do colors, if I do tips at all it's just the plain pink and white, but this is OK. I think I'll probably ditch it tomorrow but...ya never know.

I got the glittery silver at Ulta, not sure if it's just a shimmer topcoat or what. The tips are Trixie by Zoya, and of course a generous topping of Seche Vite topcoat, since the glitter was a little grainy. I'd definitely recommend putting a glossy topcoat over the glitter, as it dried pretty matte and I didn't really like it. I added the Trixie in an effort to spice it up a little, and I like it, but like I said, it's different for me so I need to get used to it a little!

Just a French Mani!

While I'm stuck on the couch recovering from ACL surgery, and awaiting the delivery of my five new Zoya polishes(!!!!), I decided to give myself a new manicure!

This is Revlon quick-dry basecoat, two coats of Zoya Stephanie, Petites White, and Seche Vite topcoat.

I loooove the creamy white-pinkness of Stephanie, but it does take 3-4 coats for it to be totally opaque. I didn't want it to be super bright so I just did two coats and tried really hard to keep it even and avoid brush stroke lines. Petites White could be a little thicker, but I can't complain about a polish that only costs a dollar fifty! My love affair with Seche Vite continues, the stuff is incredible! It dries pretty quickly and is like glass on my fingers, it's so glossy, I love it!

Hopefully my new Zoyas come tomorrow (NOTE: they didn't :( Delivery date supposedly is 4/1), because I am going crazy on the couch here and the thought of these polishes arriving soon is basically the only thing keeping me sane right now! (PS. I ordered Lolly from the new Mod Matte collection, Breezi, Kieko, and Mira from the new Summertime Collection, and Pippa, which was in the La-Di-Da collection, plus two spoons - Ali and Robyn)