Monday, June 29, 2009

NOTD: Nubar Gold Leaf aka... of the best duochromes ever.

Golden/brownish-pink/mauve duochrome. Sounds a bit old lady, but man, this is one of the pretties colors I've ever seen:
(click on the pick to enlarge)

I don't know what Nubar has added to this polish - must be fairy dust, or a unicorn pee hair, but it doesn't spark in the sun - it lights up from within. Amazing! I know, way too much fangirling adjectives and superlatives in this blog entry, but I seriously adore Gold Leaf. I fangirl Gold Leaf.

Another pic, to show both colors at once:

...not so boring mauve. Actually, it looks more brown/bronze IRL.

Application is flawless, consistency is perfect; and I just run out of adjectives and superlatives. Get this one immediately if you don't have it yet. Dixi.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

I gilded a lily - and I like it!

Metaphors aside, I stamped a golden konad design over China Glaze Pink-Rox-E, a wonderful color, chock-full of gold shimmer. The thing is, I really like konad plate # m57, a fishnet design in particular; but I was too chicken to use it ("fishnets are vulgar yada-yada" - mommy issues all over again). Something subtle seemed like my best bet.

Finger Paints Gift of Gold for the fishnets. Viola! (don't forget to click on the pic to enlarge it)
It's a bit Legally Blond-ysh, but I like it and plan to wear it till it chips for good:


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sitting on the beach, naked…

Don’t get me wrong: I have not joined a nudist colony. I just got 3 unexpected days on a beach; and forgot to pack my base and top coat. My nails are naked, that’s it. And to think that I have planned a deliciously garish mani/pedi combination: Finger Paints Gift of Gold and Misa Six Pack Summer!

Random beach observations:
- Sand exfoliates rough cuticles effortlessly.
- Beach or no beach, I dislike a look of a French pedicure. Sorry, nothing personal.
- Ocean water makes one’s nail stronger and whiter.
- People who bury cigarette butts in the sand are morons.

Being as a devoted picture spammer as I am, I will post at least a pseudo-NOTD:
Surprisingly good picture of Misa's Six Pack Summer. Traffic cone neon!

Finger Paints Gift of Gold - red-based, hence, very warm gold (duh!)

Please excuse my rather yellow tips. No base coat to cover ugly stains.