Manicure of the Moment

Hello gentle readers. Howz everyone? All is well, here. Windy as hell. But well.

What the hell is it with this crazy ass wind, this Spring? Most days are windy. Today we have steady wind of 25 to 30 mph. Gusts to 40. Gargh!!! I have read that a lot of wind can drive some people crazy. I am beginning to believe that it could be true. 'Cause I have to tell you, I am feeling a little nutty, thanks to the blowing, blowing, bowing.

Not to mention the effect this pressure gradient and all this wind has on my polish! Bubble city! Thank heaven for Seche Vite. :P

Okay so to did a pedi, today. I had to get that failed crackle polish off my toes as I couldn't stand to look at it any longer. I painted my toenails with Color Club Screaming Fuchsia and topped it with Poshe`. Much, much better! Don't worry, I am not going to show toe pics. lol I love how this bright, neon hot pink makes my pale feet look lightly tanned. I have also discovered the joys of a cleanup brush used during a pedicure. I have a few toenails that have a shape I am not too crazy about. Using polish and my cleanup brush and a little acetone, I can tweak and adjust the shapes of those nails a bit, making them much more pleasing to my eye. I love that! :D

On my fingernails I applied two coats of China Glaze Below Deck from their Spring Anchors Away collection. Yummy! Purple-y taupe creme. Two silky coats topped with Seche Vite. I am going to show you pictures of them. ;)

Photographs to follow. They are clickable to make big, if you wish.

 Taken in direct noontime sun. The bright light washes this out a little. It is actually darker than these photographs.




In shade. The colour looks closer to true out of the bright sun. I don't know what is with those weird gold flecks... I had some on my fingers after I cleaned off my last manicure and I guess I didn't get it all off and some sneaked into this mani? Blech. Whatever. It only seems to show in macro photography so I am not too worried about it. 

China Glaze Below Deck is a beautiful purple taupe creme. This polish is rumored to be a dupe of the famous and highly sought after Channelesque. Since I don't own that particular polish, I can't say whether it is or not. Perhaps if any of my readers do own both you could tell me if that is true? Below Deck is thicker than her sisters in this collection. It sits right down, staying right in place where you put it. I suspect that a really superexpertpainter could get this on in one coat. I needed two, since I am not a superexpertpainter. There wasn't a whole lot of cleanup required with this polish. Just fussbudget stuff.

I had a lot of bubbling but I am not blaming the polish. We have a pressure gradient over us and it is stupidcrazywindy (Don't ask me what the hell is with my running words together, today. I think it is the wind. :P) and I tend to get bubbly polish when the weather is like this. Seche Vite did it's job, tho and smoothed those bubbles right down. 

Seche Vite rules! 

So does this polish. The colour is lovely, the texture is silky and yummy, it applies beautifully and it dries in good time. If you are looking for a nice purple-y taupe, I feel safe in saying you can't go wrong with this one.

Okay, I have stuff to do. Moar laundry, for one. *sigh* Sooo much fun. 

Thank you all so much for popping in. Have yourself a fab day. And may your polish never bubble. Oh! and please, don't forget to enter my giveaway, if you haven't, yet. The entry period remains open without a close date, at present. I'll probably set one, pretty soon. I am just not in the mood to do so, at this time. :)

7 comments

  1. It looks great, Erika. I would love that color. I will be going to the salon tomorrow. My polish arrived after all and I going to have OPI Strawberry Margarita applied then. Later on next week I'm going to try some nail stamping. Wish me luck :)

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  2. I LOVE this color! I must purchase this, it is so pretty! Thank you for showing this!

    xxx

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  3. It's true, wind does make you crazy, at least temporarily. When I was a schoolteacher we used to dread windy days because it would whip all the children into a frenzy at break times and they would quite literally turn into mini-whirlwinds.

    Anyway, this polish is lovely. One of my favourites is O.P.I Parlez Vous O.P.I and it looks quite similar. I love the dustyness :)

    Hx

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  4. That's gorgeous!! The other swatches I've seen of this color did not show the purple side to this color. Thanks for increasing my lemming for the entire collection!

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  5. This colour looks great on you. Sorry you are having so much wind! Hang on tight....

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  6. First off, thanks for all your informative posts. :)

    I hear ya about the crazy weather lately and the awful wind. I'm in the CA Mojave Desert and we are waiting very impatiently for summer (and stillness, hopefully).

    Today's polish is such a pretty, neutral shade and perfect for warm weather.

    Thanks for no toes pictures. I'm sure your feet are fine, but there are too many bloggers who insist on posting pics of their bare feet for some reason.

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  7. Very nice color, would be great on toes!

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