This is a fun manicure but it’s subtle at the same time. A total accidental combination on my part that turned out SO WELL!
I started with Barielle Expressive as the base color then added the glitter. I used a toothpick to arrange the glitter from LA Colors Craze (that I got at the Dollar Tree!) with the most at the base of the nail then had the glitter fade toward the tip.
Craze is quite the unusual glitter combination but it really worked with Expressive. I wasn’t quite sure what kind of polishes to pair Craze with so this was a good start.
Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump!
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Oh hello my new obsession. I really like this polish, y’all. A lot! Heaven Sent is from Barielle’s Spring 2015 Gentle Breeze collection and is a gorgeous aquamarine creme. And the formula is fantastic. I used just two coats in my swatches. This does look a bit like a Tiffany Blue but it’s not a […] Continue reading →
I am definitely dreaming of spring this week. Over the weekend I was strolling through Ulta attempting not to buy the entire store when I spotted the China Glaze Road Trip collection display. As I stood there in my boots and trench coat I couldn’t help but stare at the model basking in the sun. […] Continue reading →
It’s that time of the year again; the Super Bowl is this weekend! That means it’s time to start thinking about your manicure for the big game. Because well….why not? I love an excuse to do a themed manicure. My hometown team (the Panthers) didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year but one […] Continue reading →
Every year I look forward to the Essie resort collection. It’s always a bright spot in January which otherwise is a fairly slow nail polish month. But, I have to say, only Suite Retreat caught my eye from this year’s Resort collection. Suite Retreat is a medium blue leaning purple creme. The color is gorgeous […] Continue reading →
I’ve got to say, Pixi has definitely stepped up their nail polish game over the past year. It’s almost like Petra mixes her polishes just for me. Really. Classy Cocoa, Nude Dazzle, and now Gilded Garnet. Perfection. Gilded Garnet is my newest obsession. In the bottle it looked to be a molten brown, but I […] Continue reading →
Can you tell I am ready for spring!? We’ve been having gorgeous weather in Charlotte this week; just enough warmth to make you think winter is coming to an end. And then it just gets cold again. Sigh. Anyhow. That does not prevent me from wearing manicures that look like they belong in April. For […] Continue reading →
I know, I know! It is winter! But, this polish was just too pretty not to share. And anyway, just because a polish has autumn in the name doesn’t mean it can only be worn in the fall. Rules are meant to be broken, people! Autumn in Seoul is from Barielle’s fall 2014 Jetsetter collection. […] Continue reading →
I was at Belk today and everywhere I turned was a reminder that Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Now, I know Valentine’s Day isn’t everyone’s thing. But even if you don’t like Valentine’s Day all that much everyone likes hearts, right? For Valentine’s Day 2015 SinfulColors released a new, limited edition glitter; Love Sprinkles. There are […] Continue reading →
It’s about time, OPI! The OPI Infinite Shine line is a new long wear line of polishes from OPI that promises 10 day wear with a mirror like shine. It’s a 3 step system and comes in 30 shades. This line is more expensive than the regular OPI line at $12.50 a pop (including the base […] Continue reading →