Monday, 21 May 2012

NOTD: Ummm... golden showers? :\


(Sorry, I couldn't resist the name :P Can you blame me though?)

All you northern hemisphere girls with your spring manis somehow convinced me I needed more pastels, so I did a glitter gradient using a cotton bud (Q-tip) with Essence Make It Golden over Rimmel Misty Jade.

The cotton absorbs a lot of the gloopy suspension base, so no problems with the tip being thick :)


I've gone back to using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri as my top coat - it's a tad slower than Seche Vite and Poshe, but my mani lasts a lot longer (a full 7 days with minimal tipwear and no chipping or peeling - a miracle!). It does the same thickening thing as Seche Vite, where after I've used half the bottle I have to thin in every time I need it, but shrinkage is nowhere near as bad, and it just stays on forever! Unfortunately I can't find it in the shops anymore - it seems to have been replaced by Diamond Shine topcoat. I bought a bottle and will be test-driving it over the next few weeks, hope it works just as well...

20 comments:

  1. It looks very neat and really like a golden shower LOL

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    1. Thanks, haha! Golden showers are much ruder in English I think ;)

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  2. I have to giggle at the name! I work as a sex educator, so it's a term that I come across a little often. Love how this manicure looks! Is the Insta-Dri the one that comes in the triangular bottle? I've never used it as a topcoat but as a base coat, it cause my polish to peel off, as if it were a decal, giving me the sads.

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    1. Hahaha, I don't really want to know who you educate if it comes up often! :\ The anti-chip topcoat comes in a big red arch-shaped bottle. Or came :( It doesn't peel at all, I have no idea why or how!

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    1. It works really well, but be careful of little bits of fluff sticking to your polish!

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  4. this looks super gorgeous the name is funny as well! I need to change my fast dry top coat as well! Ive tried Orly's In-A-Snap, it's not bad, but leaves brush stroke marks!! Grrr

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    1. A good top coat is just so important! I used to use Seche Vite for EVERYTHING, but then I started using limited edition polishes (e.g. Max Factor Fantasy Fire) and I really, really didn't want it to peel off after a few days! Brush strokes are such a big no-no for me :(

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  5. oooh I love this! I tried a mint/gold gradient last week but the gold didn't show up in pictures so I must try it with glitter instead :D

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    1. Metallic polishes are a temperamental beast! Glitter works awesome - it's always opaque ;)

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    1. Thank you! The gold glitter definitely makes it eyecatching :)

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  7. Love these colors together! awesome mani! :)

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  8. hahah youre so funny! love this mani

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  9. Love it! Reminds me of a Tiffany box and pretty gold jewels :)

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  10. i REALLY like this! i love art done on the tip part of nails :) xxx

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  11. Have you tried Sally Hansen - Maximum growth quick dry top coat? I bought it at the giant chemist for $3.95 and I did a quick tester on my thumb and it dried really quickly! I was so impressed its a very light clear pink colour and doesn't look as thick as SV!

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  12. Thanks everyone!

    @Mel - no, will have to look into that!

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