Monday, July 30, 2012

manicure monday: Olympics & dark purple glitter

so this is another share from a few weeks ago.  i found this awesome polish at the store and even though i have quite a few purples, i got this one because of the big glitter flakes.  

the polish is by Revlon and it's called "Scandalous." i did an accent finger in black because i wanted to try Essie's "Matte About You" polish--it turns whatever you're wearing into a flat color, which gives it a whole different look.

i didn't get a picture of the bottle, so i looked one up.  the glitter looks as good on your fingers as it does in the bottle... Revlon FTW!

sorry about the lighting on this one, but it really is a pretty (and dramatic) manicure.  perfect for that little black dress or to add to your current purple collection for something different!

(just a note: the glitter can be kind of hard to remove, so i suggest using a 100% acetone remover... makes the removal process less time consuming!)

and now i have a more recent manicure to share with you... it's one i did on saturday.  i was gearing up for watching a lot of Olympics coverage, especially water polo and i knew that i had to sport something patriotic to cheer on my favorite sport and teams...

so i came up with this... i was SO happy with the results!

i mean, how can you not smile?  there's some red glitter from Finger Paints (it's very dark in the photos, but it's almost a Dorothy's shoe color) and some hand drawn verbage as well.  i did some stamping to bring in the stars and stripes! unfortunately, out of my small collection of konad (and non-konad) plates, i didn't have any plain stripes, so i used the squiggles because they reminded me of water.

both hands were the same minus the thumb accent finger.  now that was a trick, getting "TEAM USA" to appear correctly on my nail :D

and of course i had to let the guys i'm cheering for know that they had a fan...

so i put this one on instagram and tweeted it as well.  because, why not?

thanks for checking in, hope you enjoyed!

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