Sunday, 26 February 2012

NOTD: Green glitter and first tape mani

Hi everyone, and welcome to my new followers! :)

After my experiments with Revlon Apple-tini Fizz, I decided to do a full mani with it over ulta3 Black Satin (black creme). Unfortunately my pre-polish filing got a little out of hand and I ended up with nubbins. It looks pretty punk rock though! The green is gorgeous and flaky and glowy. This was three coats - it's so shiny it looks almost like a foil in some lights. One coat is pretty and scattered, and I think I prefer that look.


And did I mention that it smells delicious? Like toffee apples (or as you Americans call them, candy apples)! The smell lasted three days and was super strong on the first day. I kept shoving my hands in people's faces and making them smell my nails though... got some pretty weird looks!

I'm not too happy with the tape mani - I cut the strips a bit too wide so not enough of the top colour (CG Midtown Magic) showed up, although I think the balance is pretty good on the thumb. It was easier than I expected, and I love the crisp lines... so you're going to be seeing quite a few tape manis in the next few weeks I'm afraid!


I was a bit annoyed when I got Midtown Magic in the mail because it looks an awful lot like Wagon Wheel in the bottle, but with microglitter instead of shimmer - luckily when you take the brush out it's obviously different. MM is purpley-brown, while WW is most definitely olive green.

P.S. Don't forget to enter my giveaway, where Apple-tini Fizz is one of the prizes! And I promise you - nail science tomorrow ;)

32 comments:

  1. i really like the thumb one!

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    1. So do I! :) If only I cut them a tiny bit smaller... ah well, live and learn!

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  2. That taping looks great and it looks like the green is glowing. Apple-tini Fizz is the one Revlon I keep picking up and putting back because it looks too sheer. I'll definitely have to have another look now I know how good it looks over black.

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    1. Oh yeah, it's amazing over black! I just tried it over maroon and it's pretty cool too - a kind of eerie green glow, very vampy! I wouldn't wear it on its own though.

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  3. I have a polish that is scented when dry, and the hubby always makes fun of me whenever he catches me smelling my nails :)

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    1. Haha! :) I love how you can even smell it with top coat on... it brings me back to my high school days when I had (still have, actually) Lipsmacker Grape polish :D

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  4. I love how the tape looks! I've never tried this before, but I think I will now. Very cool effect.

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    1. I effin' love tape at the moment! The only drawback is how long it takes to cut tape... but the lines are so. crisp.

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  5. Loving the green polish! Stunning!
    Now following! xoxo

    www.amy-beths.com

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  6. That's a great way to do a tape mani! I love it!

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  7. Wow, really pretty green! I think you did good on the tape mani, good idea to use MM over the green.

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    1. Thanks! I just got MM in the mail yesterday and was dying to use it on something :)

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  8. That's gorgeous! When I swatched Appletini Fizz before, it really didn't impress me until I tried it over black too - the colour really pops! I've been thinking of layering a few different Fizz-es over black to see what the combos look like.. =D

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    1. Sounds like a great idea! Make sure you post the results :)

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  9. This is so great, especially for your first tap mani :]

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    1. Thanks! It was a lot easier than I expected :)

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  10. It looks very nice, you are right, the thumb has a very good balance :)

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    1. I can't wait to try again with smaller strips... then I might leave it on for more than an hour haha!

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  11. lol...I can imagine people looking all startled but this looks great and the strips don't look wide to me....I wish this was available in India:)

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    1. Hmm... have you tried eBay? I get most of my polishes from eBay now, although I'm not sure if they ship to India.

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  12. Hey, you might like this nail polish site too thebeautydepartment(dot)com.

    Some of her designs remind me of you and vice versa ;)

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  13. Love this! Green & black go so well together :)

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