Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Kaleidoscope on Black

I don't often post on fashion and beauty topics, but recently I tried some new nail polish that is worth a mention. I typically keep my nails painted plain black. I like Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro "Black Satin" because it requires only one coat and has decent staying power. For a change, I added Wild Shine "Kaleidoscope" by Wet n Wild, a silvery glitter with very pretty multicolor sparkles. The combination garnered me several compliments from strangers. It lasted seven days before chipping (and even then, only one nail chipped) - pretty impressive considering I spend HOURS every week tapping my fingers on a keyboard. Not bad for $2 nail polish.

one coat black plus one coat glitter
yikes... those are some freakishly long fingers

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  1. Lovely effect! I also use those $2 nail polishes. They work quite well if you do a base coat and a top coat.

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    1. I also picked up a purple Wet n Wild polish that I haven't tried yet. I hope it works as well as the glitter one. It might get me out of my black polish rut. :)

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  2. Wow! You have lovely hands. I will have to try those polishes. My nails usually chip after a day or two.

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    1. Thank you! I usually get about four days before my nails chip, so seven days was great.

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  3. Oooooh looks like a twinkly night sky! :D

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    1. Yes, I thought so, too. In fact, I almost titled the post something to that effect. :)

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  4. VERY nice! Hey, are you going to come to my new blog home? I'd miss you if you didn't. MUAH!

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    1. Thanks! Absolutely, I'll be there. :)

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  5. my favorite combination, I paint my nails like this often and think it looks like mini galaxy's on my nails. I also love putting a matte topcoat over my black it makes my nails look velvety.

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    1. Yes, very galaxy-like. Astronominails. ;)

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  6. Love love love this. I need to track it down. I don't think I have found a good one coat polish in a long time.

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    1. Walgreens and Target both carry Rimmel, though in a limited number of colors. I love that the black is opaque in one coat but the polish is fluid enough to be easy to work with.

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  7. You have such lovely hands! Glitter is fabulous, and THAT glitter is super-fab!

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