Manicure of the Moment

Hello gentle readers.

Well. I finally got my latest manicure off my poor nails. Gah! I had to do robo fingers and soak them for a long time to get them clean. The glitter wasn't too much of a problem. It was that polish. Nicole By OPI No Limits. That shit didn't want to let go. I still have stains of blue, here and there. I loved that colour but it just isn't worth the huge pain in the ass it is to remove. I seriously doubt I will ever use it again.

To recover from the horror that was removal of that last polish, I applied Color Club Incognito from their Spring Alter Ego Keep it Under Cover collection. Incognito is a gentle, soft, slightly rosy toned nude jelly. I applied three coats and topped it with Seche Vite.

These photographs were taken outdoors in very cloudy daylight. This time of year, thanks to the Monsoon sunshine is a little hard to come by.

Color Club Incognito has a nice, smooth formula that applied easily and didn't give me all that much trouble. I had little cleanup and it dried quickly and shiny. This polish is a jelly and is a bit sheer. Even after three coats I have some VNL. I could have gotten it opaque with a fourth coat or underwear, but since VNL doesn't really bother me, I just let it be good as is.

It just occurred to me that I tend to swing wildly in my polish colour choices. One day, I will rock something deep and vampy then turn around and wear a soft, pale polish the next. I never know what I am going to wear on my nails. But I am willing to try just about anything. Some work. Some don't. It is always fun to experiment and see what I will like.

So, what'chu think about soft, neutral, nude polishes? Like them? Have no use for them? Do tell.

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a great evening and may your polish never bubble.


  1. To bad about the staining. You now have on a nice palette cleanser. It looks so fresh and clean clean :)

  2. I love nude tones . They're beautiful . Especially this one .

  3. So fresh and clean! I love it :) I should probably get a nude color.. i don't have any in my stash :(

  4. I didn't use to like nudes but the more I seem them the more I like them they are very subtle and elegant.

  5. Haha, I'm like you in that I do that kind of switch up all the time! I do love a good nude. Color Club makes some really NICE neutrals, too. This one's very pretty!

  6. Love Love Love this color! I usually do a neutral when I have no friggin' clue what to put on.


    The Brainless Housewife :P

  7. Owww, breaking up is hard to do with the Nicole brand. Eeps!
    I love Incognito as my nude/neutral polish. I had been looking for the perfect shade and this is it.

    Looks great on you too. Doesn't have to be a rhyme or reason for your polish choices; I love 'em all.

  8. Okay, so I've been reading your blog for a while now (on my phone) and I absolutely LOVE it. I love that your tastes are similar to mine and that you live in my neighbor-state (well, one of them). I'll probably get around to sending you a proper email sometime soon, (i do most of my nail-blog-reading on my phone, I don't like to send comments or emails one there) but I had to leave you this link for removing glitteratti-type polishes: http://lacquerlaine.blogspot,com/2010/01/best-nail-tip-ever-glitter-removal-made.html

    I haven't actually tried it, because I swore off glitter polish (and I do so love glitter) after the last time I wore it (ruined my nails!!), but I'm definitely going to try it again, if only to see if this tip is as amazing as it sounds.

  9. So pretty. I don't have enough "soft" colours in my collection, they scare me a bit because I'm terrible at applying them! I must practise more :)

  10. Yeah, but you already know that foil tip. I know because I was just reading your nail care stuff. I guess it's not a big ol' secret, huh? :)


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