Good morning loves!
Today I'm showing you another layered look I have done.
Two coats of Orly Purple Velvet matte over Nailtek Foundation II
Topped with two coats of Wet n' Wild Wild Orchid
and two coats of Out the Door Northern Lights top coat
Wild Orchid is a polish I found at my grocery store for 59 cents a few weeks back. I was just so excited because it was such a pretty purple with sweet holo glitter. I tried wearing it by itself but it was a big disappointment. It was so streaky! I knew it would be a layering item for me.
I'm not so pleased with this only because I was having some issues. I sustained a major ding on my left index finger last Friday when I was processing books. Even Nailtek can't seem to fill that crevice in! Arrgh.
Thus, it made Purple Velvet difficult to apply properly and then messed with Wild Orchid. I just have to wait for it to grow out and I hate that.
Oooh, a rainbow!
My other complaint about this is that Wild Orchid just didn't have as much holo as I wanted. Or it does but it has the similar brush stroke issue most metallics have. You can see brush strokes on this because of how the glitter spreads on the nail. Oh noes! Bummer.
That is why I decided to bling it up even more by using Northern Lights. That helped immensely.
Overall, it's a nice looking mani and I got a lot of compliments on it. However, it's hard to be enthusiastic when you know the challenges and difficulties that went into it. Boo.
That's all for my nail polish biz for now. I leave you with one happy thing and one sad thing.
Happy: My best friend from high school has discovered the good times that is Konad. I'm so excited to have something like that to share with someone IRL! She says she will be posting pics on Facebook but maybe I can convince her to share on one of her blogs. ;)
Sad: My bestie, Sugar Mama, lost her father the other night. He had been ill for some time and she knew it was coming but she is devastated. So I kept away for a day to give her some comfort and it also felt weird talking about nail polish when she was hurting. My disappearing could happen again because I will drop everything if she says she needs me.You have no idea how much I love that woman. She is one of the loveliest people I have ever had the privilege to meet.
I hope you all have a lovely day and please remember to tell someone that you love them. I love you all!