Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gems

I swear, I must have nail polish ADD or something...I couldn't stand to go a day without adding something else to Purple Diamond! So, I used one of the stickers from the Nailene Bedazzled pack*, outlined it in Orly Luxe to match the stripes on my thumb, and added a coat of China Glaze Golden Enchantment. In the process, I used far more top coat than was really necessary, so I got some shrinkage on my ring fingernail. But I think I had three coats of Rush on that nail in total, so I'm pretty sure that wouldn't happen normally.

indoors, artificial light
outdoors, artificial light (it looks cooler than normal in this...not sure why)
outdoors, sunlight

I ended up pretty happy with this. I think "luxe" would be a good descriptor for this whole mani...pearls, gold, bling. Yep. :) Unfortunately, my index finger chipped, so I'll be taking this look off. You can't see the chip in the pictures because it's along the side of the nail, but it's enough to bother me. Ah well, every good thing must come to an end! Until next time!

*The Nailene Bedazzled pack was provided to me for honest review.

14 comments:

  1. This is very luxe! The pearls fit this color nicely!

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  2. This is such a nice colour. I'm a sucker for purples. The pearl and gems sort of remind me of planets in the solar system.

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  3. the Orly Luxe is really a gorgeous gold. does it work for nails stamping?

    the gold and purple go together perfectly

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  4. Freshie- Thanks!

    Ash-Lilly- Thank you! I'm a sucker for purples, too - and I hadn't thought of planets at all, but now that you mention it... :)

    shortwidenails- I'm not sure, since I've never used it for stamping before, but I imagine it might. It's pretty opaque.

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  5. Thanks! And I must admit, I've done that "add-something-awful" thing before,
    too...

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  6. Haha, I've finally restricted myself from removing my nail polish if it
    hasn't chipped...but that doesn't mean I can't add more! :)

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  7. Fey (TheNailExperiment)December 30, 2010 at 11:00 PM

    I am the same!!! I always get tired of my manis after a day and start adding stuff! My boyfriend is trying to control me so he won't let me redo my nails if haven't worn them for at least 3 days hahahahha

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  8. I love the way you added some "bling" on it :-)
    I do the "must add something" too, especially on creme polishes, but often I do something awful so I have a good excuse to remove all the following day!

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  9. I like the contrast with the gold. And Luxe describes it perfectly indeed :D

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  10. Thank you! I thought Luxe was pretty appropriate...and I do love that gold. :)

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  11. Now that's some nail art! I love it, I love it, and I love it!

    It looks so great, Zara!

    ~Zabrinah

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