Monday, January 10, 2011

Spaced Out

Before I get into the polish, let me point out another spreadsheet I made listing the Essie polishes sold at Walmart, as well as treatments that will be coming in February 2011. As well as being linked in this post, the spreadsheet will be linked with the others in my sidebar.

This is officially my favorite layering manicure ever - at least out of those I've personally done. I wanted something similar to this, but I wanted something a lot more complex and "deep." Over two coats of Rimmel Night Before, I put one coat of Sally Hansen Laser, one coat of Sinful Colors Nail Junkie, one coat of NYC White Lights Glitter, one sparse coat of Sephora by OPI Only Gold for Me, and two coats of Rush to make it shine. I have to say, I'm absolutely thrilled with the results. One of the reasons I love nail polish is that you can do stuff like this with very little effort or skill:

indoors, artificial light
indoors, artificial light

I can't entirely capture the gorgeousness of this combination on camera. There is still visible purple (though you can't see it in the picture), but with a blue flash thanks to Laser, and the green, blue, and gold glitter makes it look really stellar. I really hope this doesn't chip quickly, because I know that once it does, it'll have to come off - I can't stand chipped polish on myself.

I also have a tag to share with you today. I was tagged by Nail Polish Addiction Anonymous for the Stylish Blogger Award.

Here are the rules:
1. Thank and link the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers to tell them about this award!

My seven things:
1. My mom's birthday is June 5 (6-5), and mine is May 6 (5-6). I think it's nifty. I also think that nifty is a weird word, and I'm not sure why I just used it.
2. I'm one degree of connection away from Bradley Whitford, who played Josh Lyman on The West Wing, my favorite TV show ever.
3. My first ever nail polish was a red The Little Mermaid nail polish that washed off with soap and water.
4. I am running out of interesting facts - that is, if I ever had any to begin with.
5. I have an entire (large) mug full of Sharpies. See #4.
6. I'm not anywhere near making up my mind, but I'm thinking about majoring in political science in college.
7. I love historical fiction and period movies.

And now, for my recently discovered bloggers. These were SO hard to pick...there are just so many great new blogs out there. ;) All of these blogs have existed for less than one year. In no particular order:

One of my friends was talking last week about how she wished she had some glittery nail polish, so I offered to bring some of mine to let her borrow. I'm taking my most glittery glitters and glitter top coats: OPI Mad as a Hatter, OPI Glow Up Already, Nicole by OPI One Less Lonely Glitter, Hard Candy Mischief, China Glaze Atlantis, OPI Extra-va-vaganza, OPI Simmer & Shimmer, $OPI Only Gold for Me, OPI Sparkle-icious, Simpli teal glitter, OPI Show It and Glow It, a Bon Bons blue bar glitter, Sinful Colors Nail Junkie, Finger Paints Holly Good Time, China Glaze Mummy May I, OPI Absolutely Alice, Icing Glamourama, Finger Paints Romanticism Ruby, Wet n Wild Kaleidoscope, NYC White Lights Glitter, $OPI Flurry Up, Sally Hansen In the Spotlight, and a mini of Orly In a Snap to smooth all that glitter out. Think she'll have enough to choose from? ;)


  1. very spacey :) i love how the blue and green glitter sticks out.

  2. Nice layering effect

  3. Wow, the hex glitter actually looks 3-dimensional (like submerged rhinestones)!

  4. I know, isn't that weird? I'm not quite sure what made that happen, but I
    like it!

  5. Thanks! It's one of those manis where I can't stop staring at my nails. :)