I Couldn’t Leave Well Enough Alone, Part II

A couple of posts back, I had Part I of ‘not leaving well enough alone’.  However, I have to admit, when I did plop down a sparkly top coat here, it did make me feel I had improved on it.  Remember ‘Home Improvement‘?  Tim never could leave well enough alone either. 

For me, it’s just a wickedly expensive fun hobby. 

Here’s Confetti’s ‘Debutante’…

I’m going to call this a soft, gold taupe.  Very subdue and very office appropriate.  It’s shimmery but not screaming.  I used three coats to make it Solid Gold. There’s 2 coats of Seche Clear and 1 Coat of Seche Vite.  I’m sorta ‘meh’ about this color.  It’s OK, but my tastes usually are to have my fingernails SCREAM!!!

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I didn’t wait…

If you see a color more than once, that means it’s gonna be in a giveaway.  One for you, one for me.

I’m brazen enough to think I can do better.  Now, I did put on my thinking cap that not only lets me think outside of the box, but also color inside the lines.  If this color is golden, why not try a silver glitter????  Hmmmmm…I DID just get a new topcoat from Revlon.  They released a few new colors recently along with accenting glitter topcoats for…well, not leaving well enough alone!  YES!!  (I have learned, with lots and lots of practice, to justify about anything I do.)  Here’s ‘Belle’ and she is a silver cutie pie.

Top photo is with the sunny window, last one is outside in sunny (read: hot) Florida.  How sad that the silver glitter and holographic larger glitter doesn’t show up on the nails in the photos.  It does a lot more in real life.

Albeit some serious wear in the top photo (that looks really ugl-le), you can see some of the reflections.  And last, a photo of the bottle.  Ahhh, see what I mean!

And, even if I couldn’t leave well enough alone, I feel I made a somewhat boring color a bit more spunky.

When you saw ‘Belle,’ did your mind start reeling as to what other polishes you could use this with?  Which ones?

I Found My Silver Lining

My first nail polish was a Sally Hansen’s.  I’m sure it was one of my Mom’s.  My Mom used to have the most glamorous and long nails.  Gosh, I wish my scanner would work on my printer because I’d love to show you a photo of my mom…her senior photo.  She’s simply beautiful.  And I ended up looking like Dad!  No fair!!!

So, Sally’s Hansen has a looonngggg history.  And, fortunately, they have kept up with the times.  When the new limited collection of their Complete Salon Manicure came out and, after I snagged all the ‘Hidden Treasures’ I could find, I got this one next…

This is ‘Silver Lining.’  Right off, the photos do not show a true, accurate representation of this polish.  In real life, the sparkles are rich and iridescent in a silver base.  It looks like it could be watery, but it wasn’t.  Not quite.

Ah, that’s a better photo!  But sadly, I only took one of it as my pedicure.  I have no reason why.  Maybe I just forgot. :/

I’ll definitely swatch this one again as a manicure.  It’s a new favorite even though it is a lighter color.

And, along with this look, I did a manicure.  Here’s a polish that isn’t quite so bad for a cheapy, nail supply polish…

This photo shows the orange shimmer in this polish.  It has, what I would label,  a bright coral base.

Not a photo rich blog this time.  I guess I didn’t want any overkill on photos, this time.  Hmmmm….

So, I’ll wrap up by saying that this brand is ‘Cleopatra’ and the name of this shimmery coral is ‘Reconcilable Indifference.’  That’s a fun play on words.  This polish wasn’t a total wash-out like other cheapy, nail supply polishes.  It actually did OK with 2 coats.  It’s a bit watery but came out to my liking.

And my Mom is still one of the most beautiful women I know.

Have you ever bought a cheap polish that you ended up loving?  Can you actually get the owner of a nail supply shop to sell to you, even without a nail license?