Perfect Pair: PISTOL polish True Grit, I’ve Got It & Orly Saturated

PISTOL polish True Grit, I've Got It and Orly Saturated coverThis manicure came to be because I was wearing PISTOL polish True Grit, I’ve Got It and loved it. But, despite the fact that True Grit is textured AND metallic I found it to be a  bit on the boring side in terms of the color.

The easy way to fix this problem is obviously to add some color to the manicure. I didn’t want to do a regular accent nail so I opted to add a small triangle of Orly Saturated just on my pointer finger. That small pop of color was enough to give the manicure just enough color.

To add Orly Saturated I didn’t use the tape method as I figured it wouldn’t work due to the texture of the base color. Instead, I used a nail art brush from my handy dandy eBay nail art set. It worked perfectly.

As always, there are swatches under the jump!


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Barielle Paradise in the Tropics

Barielle Paradise in the Tropics cover Y’all. It is so hot! I know it’s August. And I live in the South. BUT IT’S SO HOT! Thanks to the weather my brief foray into fall polishes has come to a halt. Paradise in the Tropics is from the Barielle summer 2014 The Keys collection. I love this collection because there is so […] Continue reading →

deborah lippmann Lullaby of Broadway

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OPI How Great Is Your Dane?

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Color Club Je Ne Sais Quoi

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Essie Fall In Line

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Easy Nautical Inspired Manicure

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deborah lippmann I’ll Take Manhattan

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SinfulColors Rain Rubber

SinfulColors Rain Rubber cover I don’t know why but I’m really digging these textured polishes from the SinfulColors Full Throttle collection! Before trying these polishes I was completely over the textured polish trend. But my mind has been changed! Rain Rubber is a bright blue creme with a textured finish. Like Race Rubber, the other polish from this collection […] Continue reading →

Barielle Nail Strengthener Cream

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