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Saturday, January 5, 2013

NOTD: Blue plus some Shimmer & Sparkle...

I was recently having a manicure block. I just could not decide on the color or colors for my next manicure. So I went to one of the make-up Facebook groups to which I belong for suggestions.  I got some really good suggestions so I should be good for the next couple of manicures. So for this NOTD I went with the first color combination idea received.  Torreys suggested "Navy Blue with Silver Accents and Shimmer".  Blue being my favorite manicure color, this was easily doable. 

So this NOTD consists of China Glaze Blue Year's Eve (Let It Snow Collection of 2011), OPI DS Coronation (Designer Series 2008), and OPI Servin' Up Sparkle (OPI/Serena Williams Glam Slam! England-Summer, 2011).  These are each older polishes but if you can still find them, they are worthy to be in your collection. 

The China Glaze Blue Year's Eve is a bright cobalt blue glass flecky with a blue/turquoise/purple duochrome.  The application was smooth and to achieve the pictured opacity level required 2 coats. This collection as a whole was good. I own several.  While it is no longer available in stores, it can still be found in many of the online retail websites. 
The Silver Shimmer accent used as mentioned was first, OPI DS Coronation which is a silver scattered holographic polish. This is one from the beloved Designer Series collection.  I really wish OPI would release more in this family. The recent DS polishes are glitter rather than holographic.

Layered over DS Coronation, I selected OPI Servin' Up Sparkle. Servin' Up Sparkle is a clear-based holographic glitter, that has multi-sized and multi-shaped holo & silver glitters. Layering these two polishes, which alone have holographic characteristics, the results is a gorgeous sparkly, shimmery, holographic accent nail.

How do you decide on a manicure when you are suffering from manicure block?

Grace, Peace, & Blessings.


* FTC: These products were bought with my own monies. These are my honest opinions. I am not employed by nor was I paid by and of these companies. This is not a sponsored post.

2 comments:

Laura said...

Gorgeous manicure!
I always save pics of manicures I find on blogs which I love so when I'm stuck for inspiration I can look in my "inspiration folder" ;-)

formeitworks said...

Thanks. Good Idea. I often search Pinterest for inspiration.

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