Happy Saturday, folks! I hope that your week is being kind to you and that you are finding time to relax or do something that you want to do. For those that work weekends, hope that your day is quick and easy! Today on the blog I have a polish from Different Dimension’s Shooting Star Collection called Zarya.
Happy Hump day!! Midway through the week and it’s time for my random weekly tribute to Mean Girls with an ‘On Wednesdays We Wear Pink’ post. Since Pink is not my usual color of choice, this will enable me to more fully utilize my many pink polishes. Today in addition to a pink polish, I am also using a Pink Floyd themed glitter topper and a holographic polish to add to the look. I hope you all like it.
First the base polish is Helena from Julep. My photos don’t capture it, but this pink has a strong blue undertone. It’s hard to explain, but as I pulled the polish wand from the bottle I picked up a strong blue-ish tint. I had heard of colors (often reds) having a blue tone to them, but didn’t exactly understand how that could be until now. Very interesting! This color is a very bright pink and is almost opaque with two coats as I am showing in these photos. The first is with a photo flash and the second indirect sunlight. You can see that the flash brings out a lot more of the pink punch this pretty polish packs. 😉
Hello, all! I hope you are having a nice week. It’s hump day and all downhill from here! I have FINALLY put together my post for this month’s A Box, Indied collection from Llarowe. This month’s box came with four polishes from Girly Bits, Jindie Nails, Different dimension and a hand scrub from Glisten & Glow. I love the inclusion of a product for hand and/or nail care. Last month there was a nail and cuticle oil, also from Glisten & Glow, and I feel that these items complement the nail polishes wonderfully. To have beautiful nails you must care for your hands and cuticles also!Continue reading →
Memorial Day is a very important day here in the United States. It’s the day on which we take pause to memorialize and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending democracy and freedom as a member of the US Armed Forces. Below is a picture of my father, a man who dedicated his entire adult life to his country and community. First as a Radioman Chief in the Navy for 18 years until his medical discharge, then as a dispatcher for the Miami-Dade Fire Department. While he didn’t die in battle, I would like to take this opportunity to say how proud I am of him and all the other service men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting people around the globe.
Today’s polish is from Different Dimension and it’s called Just Keep Swimming. I have many polishes from Missi’s shop and I love them all! Check out a mani I’ve done before with one of her polishes here. There is also a Pink Floyd themed polish set I got from her that I have yet to swatch. Yes. You heard me right, a Pink Floyd themed polish set! See more about it here. She’s got tons of other themed polishes like Big Bang Theory, Mean Girls and Pretty Little Liars. You should really check out her store even if only to drool over its awesomeness!! 😀 But I digress…..
This polish is a bright cerulean blue linear holographic polish that is chock full of sparkly goodness. The photos below show two coats of Just Keep Swimming over a coat of Seche Rebuild and one layer of Cult Nails Wicked Fast topcoat. the first two photos were taken outdoors in direct sunshine and you can see how this brings out the most beautiful holographic dance of color. the last photo was taken indoors with a flash.
Here is the flash photo. My puny little nails are not showing the true glory of this polish, but the bottle shot does give you an idea of how strong the holo is in this color. I absolutely love it and will use it again and again, I’m sure. On a side note, there are some cat hairs that made their way into today’s photos. I do try to prep my bottles, etc, for photographing, but inevitably the occasional cat hair has and will continue to make its way into my photos. It’s my way of letting the babies share in the blogging experience. I can’t say for sure if this hair came from Stewie, Otto or Maggie, but they are all here in spirit. 😀
Indoors with flash
That’s it for today, I hope you enjoyed this color as much as I did. I have SO many new holographic polishes I don’t even know which to swatch next, but I will figure it out. I promise! Hope you all have a great Friday and weekend ahead!