Hello gentle readers. How is your weekend going? Having fun? Staying cool?
Thinking about running away to the Arctic?
Might be cooler there. Bleargh!
Today I did my nails. First, I had to remove Color Club Ultra Astral. Yikes! That stuff didn't want to let go. I had to do an acetone soak to get it off. Note to self: Next time I wear a Starry Temptress polish, be prepared for robo fingers. I don't mind doing a soak, I just didn't expect to have to do it to remove that polish. :)
So, anywhoozle, I did cuticle remover, since my cuticles were looking a little rough then got to painting. I applied China Glaze Electric Pineapple, two coats and topped it with Seche Vite. Lovely, creamy smooth. Applied like buttah. Fairly quick to dry. Nice polish. Nice polish, indeed.
See how pretty?
So, me being me, I had to take a perfectly nice manicure and do this to it.
Stamping fail. I stamped my nails with BM-214 and Rimmel Purple Rain, a stunning, pigmented jelly. Yep. You heard me right. I stamped this with a jelly. I really need to wear that polish, because it is a beauty in the bottle and if it can stamp, it should be something else painted on all of my nails. I love the image, hate the fact that it was impossible for me to get it centered just right. I got close... But I didn't nail it. I added little purple resin rhinestones that I received from Born Pretty Store for review, last year.
I used Seche Vite over my polish, then I topped the image step with Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat. Then, applied a second coat of the Revlon to anchor down the stones. The jury is still out on whether or not I really like this top coat. I'll do a review, once I am certain, one way or the other.
So, what do you think of Electric Pineapple? Own it? Love it? Please do tell.
I have decided to start doing colour series posts featuring a week of one colour once a month or so. I will start with my first on September First. Please vote in the poll at the top of my page and let me know what you would like to see first. :D
Thank you so much for popping in. Have a great evening and may your polish never bubble.
One product used in this post was sent to me by the company for a fair and honest review and keep for my own use.
Manicure of the Moment
Posted by Erika Costello at 3:29 PM
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.