Still on an orchid nail polish kick. After painting my nails with the brand new Rae color from Julep (shown on right), I had to compare it to Sally Hansen Ista-Dri Lively Lilac (left). Rae is a bit more purple and lacks the bit of shimmer that Lively Lilac has (which is fine with me–I usually hate shimmer).
And a closer look at just Rae…
Wearing a classic red today. Somehow a red manicure goes with everything, right? ;) Polish is Red Hot Rio from OPI.
Normally, I use these polishes for stamping, but I was really feeling the lilac/orchid color today. :)
Not sure how I feel about this pale blue color from Essie. It’s certainly beautiful, but on my super pale hands, it looks rather ghostly. I don’t tend to enjoy extremely light colors, but thought I’d give this one a try.
What do you guys think?Pin It
I saw a manicure on Pinterest the other day and wanted to try it out, but with different colors. The colors I picked were a bit sheer, and it ended up creating a sort of plaid look. Super cool!
I created this manicure by first painting my nails with the gray color (Chinchilly), appying a top coat, and letting it dry completely. Then I used scotch tape and masked off a portion of the nail so that I could paint the lighter coral color (Resort Fling). I made sure to do one nail at a time and remove the tape immediately after painting the coral color. Then I applied a thin top coat and let it dry. Finally, I taped off the other side of the nail, painted the magenta color (Watermelon), and peeled off the tape immediately. Then I finished the nail art design with a clear top coat. :)Pin It
Lots of questions about this color. I’ve worn it in a few cardmaking videos recently. Color is Big Blue Note by Deborah Lippmann. Interestingly, this is 6 days after application. Granted, I hadn’t done much because I was taking it easy (back issues), but that’s amazing for 6 days! I used Sally Hansen Triple Shine topcoat. It bubbled a bit, and it dulled after a day, but it really held up well!