Typically my posts are centered around one of my Nail Art creations and the primary polishes I used get a “mini review”. And that works well, except that I am a nail polish junkie and, at my current posting vs. purchasing rate, you’d be seeing the polish I am buying today in a year or 2. Seriously. So I would like to try this: I will show and review a few of my new polish acquisitions and end the post with the Nail Art I created using them.
Your opinion on this new format and using it once or twice a month is really important to me. Sure, it’s my blog, but I want you to enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. I kindly ask that you leave your thoughts in the Comments area, good, bad or otherwise. I’ve got my big girl panties on!
Finally I would like to share Beautiful Disaster, described as a clear base with assorted micro and holographic micro glitters. This was the surprise polish of the three for me. I thought it would be more like a glitter topper, but this amazing polish is fully opaque in 2 coats. I started with a base of OPI Glitter Off, applied 2 coats and finished with a coat of HK Girl topcoat. Even seeing it again in these pictures I am shaking my head in disbelief that this is a clear base. There’s some serious glitter in that bottle and I love all the gorgeous colors they put in the mix!
I was anticipating some challenges with these Colors by Llarowe polishes based on social media posts reporting that the formula was too thick. I have experienced that in the past with a few CBL polish shades, but these 3 colors worked perfectly for me.
Now for that Nail Art I promised! I thought My Own Private Island and Beautiful Disaster would go great together. And they did! So, now what do I do to improve on 2 amazing polishes? I did what any girl would do…dress them up in jewelry of course!
Basecoat and Topcoat: Nail Tek Foundation II and OPI Glitter Off Basecoat, HK Girl Topcoat
Base polish: Colors by Llarowe My Own Private Island and Beautiful Disaster
Stamping plate: Dashica Infinity Nails 55
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas Gold (17)
Embellishments: Daily Charme and Sally Beauty studs
Then I added a Dainty Marquise Gem from Daily Charme to my middle finger and several 3D gold studs from a Sally Beauty Kit to my ring finger.
My Own Private Island looked much for vibrant and true to color for the nail art photos. I wanted something pretty, feminine and jeweled that wouldn’t overwhelm the gorgeous polish. I am happy with the way the design turned. It’s untimely, but I am going to call this one “Happy Aquarius” as a nod to my birthstone in the marquise charm.
Of course I would love to hear your thoughts on the polishes and the design, but I am also really curious to know how you feel about this format.
Thanks for taking the time to read my post! See you at the next one.