Why is it ugly…
Well, it’s not. However, outside of nail blogland, there are those that find black nail polish just frightful. There are many parents that would not want to see black nail polish on their child’s Sunday School teacher.
That said, I wanted to take a black polish and juice it up. For my black, I chose Essence’s ‘I Love My Jeans’. Take a look at this black polish. This is NOT your regular, plain ol’ black.
This black has a low-light silver shimmer to it. And truthfully, I didn’t notice it when I picked it up to do an ugly. Here I have on 3 coats. If you notice the pinkie, it is a sneak preview of what I’m going to do here. That’s a test run.
Here, you can see those shimmers. I can’t even say whether it is silver or whether it is holo. It captured many different colors when held my nails juuuust right in the sunlight.
Now to see if I can massacre it..
This yellow is from a 6 pack of…gasp!!! flaky glitters. Oh, my gosh! I picked out the color I liked least to do the experiment.
One coat, boys and girls. The black took care of any of that yellow ‘took vitamins pee’ color. And what appeared…swoonafied gemme!! It has no name. Should I call it ‘Vitamin Pee’?
Wow. Now I’m inclined to try this again with the other holo glitters. Do I dare tell you there’s a RED one?? One coat…oh, I said that already. I’m sort of dazed by this combo.
I tried to do an ugly and ended up with love. Reminds me of finding love. I had decided I was perfectly happy with being single. And then what happens; I met my husband. Crap! I can’t even get ‘singlehood’ down correctly. (Secretly I’m not bummed about it, though.)
Can I call this ugly? Nope. I couldn’t do ugly this time. May not be everyone’s dream mani, but it sure is mine.
Did I give this one a fair shake? Shall we venture to call this a ‘pleasant surprise’?