Tonight is our town’s local goth-industrial dance night! I usually wear brights or reds in the summer, but for tonight, I felt like getting my goth on, so I got out this great black-plum-red color, Essie’s “Carry On.” I think this may still be in stores, but I bought it last fall. It is definitely still sold on their website and many other sites. This is reminiscent of Chanel’s Vamp/Rouge Noir, only more on the plum side than the burgundy side of black. I hate to hear they re-released Rouge Noir last year and I wasn’t paying attention, because they now go for $150.00 on eBay. Thanks, Uma Thurmond.
I got some really cool nail polish in this month’s Ipsy bag – Essie’s “Fashion Playground”. It is a neutral toned sea green (or as I like to call this particular color, Art Deco Green) with a subtle shimmer. It goes on a bit streaky, so I needed three coats – but ended up with beautiful coverage. And after a top coat of Seche Vite it is positively glassy and beautiful.
A while back I picked up some interesting looking nail decals from Sinful Colors – a mehendi inspired design with intricate swirly paisley designs in a shimmery bronze. For $2.99 why not? I’ve been looking for a color to put them over and decided this would be great.
Now it really looks Art Deco, which isn’t what I was expecting from a Far East pattern. Love it. I wonder if they’re limited edition (gut instinct says yes).
They go on really easily and stay put, especially if you put a top coat over the top. They are clear and cover the whole nail, they’re not cut-out decals.
These pics were taken after an 8 hour shift at work — stayed perfect and put up to the abuse?! Two! Barista approved.
These are probably a limited edition but I’ll definitely try other Sinful decals after these turned out so nice!
So, I’ve been under the weather, so no posts in a couple of days, but last night I managed a home mani-pedi! I used Nailtiques #2, Essie’s For The Twill Of It, and topped it with Poshe fast drying top coat. This nail polish is an amazing multi-chrome with hints of teal, magenta, and silver-brown. In some lights, it appears gunmetal. It came out 2 years ago, but if you can’t find it, supposedly Peace & Love & OPI by OPI is nearly exactly the same.
What’s on your nails?