Manicure of the Moment

Hello gentle readers. I hope that you are all having a great week.

I am sorry I have not been around much, lately. I was recently diagnosed with a right nasty case of shingles and between the pain and the meds that turn me into a brain dead looped out goofball, polishing my nails and photographs of them aren't on the very top of my priority list at present. I hope that the meds work and this passes soon. Let me tell ya, I wouldn't wish shingles on my worst enemy. And there is a lot I would wish on such persons. lol

Anyhoozle, on to my present manicure. Today I have my first Hard Candy polish (besides their much loved by me matte topcoat), Beetle. Boy is this pretty. A dark grey jelly packed to the rafters with colour shifting duochrome miniflakies. This polish shifts from purple to green to gold to grey, depending on the light and angle. This polish makes me think of clusters of raw amethysts or the inside of a thunder egg.  I have read that this is a close sister to Orly Space Cadet. I don't own Space Cadet so I couldn't say for certain. 

Here are pictures. All were taken in diffused sun outdoors. It is, of course, partly cloudy today. *sigh* Where is the sun when I need it? lol Buckle up, kiddies. Lots of pictures ahead. :D









I don't particularly like this last photo, but it shows the gold shift very nicely, so I included it. :P I love how the bottle looks like a jewel in the light. :D

This polish applied very nicely. It wanted to flood my cuticles and I had to keep a tight reign on it, but it was easy, otherwise. I only had to apply two coats to get an opaque finish. Dry time is pretty good. I topped this polish with Seche Vite. You can find Hard Candy polishes at WalMart for five dollars a bottle. I love that they shrink wrap seal the bottles. You know that you are getting a clean, fresh bottle that some rude, nasty idiot hasn't opened, swatched on their fingers, toes (yuk!!!!!) or a shelf or display. Why the hell do people do that? Gross! Anyway, I like this polish and am looking forward to trying other shades in this line.

Okay, my muscle relaxer is kicking in... Wooooeeeeoooo... I'z getting loopy, again, so I am going to run along. Thank you so much for popping in. Take care and may your polish never bubble.