I’m about to sound really crazy….
But. A manicure came to me in a dream. No, seriously. I’m not even making this up! It was a navy and gray half moon manicure with blue glitter.
Anyway, I clearly needed a gray base for the manicure. I started looking through my stash and found Pelican Gray. It was released as part of China Glaze’s 2011 Anchors Away collection and was probably my favorite from the collection.
Pelican Gray is a light gray with blue undertones and a hint of shimmer. The shimmer is quite subtle therefore just gives the polish a bit of a glow.
The formula is a tad bit thin. I used three coats in my swatches.
I wore this for about a day before continuing on with my goal of recreating the manicure I saw in my dreams (I sound so crazy right now). You can get a preview of that mani over on TDV Instagram.
There are, of course, swatches of Pelican Gray under the jump.
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I’m back! Not that there was any reason to notice I was gone…. Before I went out of town I scheduled plenty of posts but I have been gone for about a week. It’s good to be back! But my nails definitely suffered when I was gone. After some SERIOUS nail rehab I finally got […] Continue reading →
Y’all. I love this manicure! It’s been awhile since I’ve done any nail art that involved sponging. I forgot how pretty it can be. For this manicure I used deborah lippmann Rolling in the Deep as the base color. I let that dry completely then sponged Orly Rage just on the tips using an eyeshadow […] Continue reading →
Well, I suppose December makes it appropriate to talk about ice, right? I live in the South for a reason. I don’t do winter. But I’m perfectly happy to try out something icy looking on my nails! butter LONDON released 2 Double Take duos for the 2013 holiday season; the Ice duo and the Fire […] Continue reading →
How is it December already? I can’t believe it! It’s taken me this long to fully accept that it’s Fall – it gets harder as it gets colder and the leaves go from beautiful to brown. At any rate, I have rediscovered my favorite Fall in a bottle polish: Harvest Moon just in time for […] Continue reading →
I have a feeling this is going to be one of those love it or hate it manicures. I happen to love it! Pure Ice No Means No is a purple metallic that color shifts to blue in certain lights. I love the way it compliments the glitter in Essie Jazzy Jubilant. I used just […] Continue reading →
IT’S IRON BOWL DAY!!!!!!!! Unless you are from Alabama or have some connection with Auburn or the University of Alabama you’re probably going to think I’m a bit crazy after this post. But I’m totally ok with that. The Iron Bowl (aka the annual meeting of Auburn and Alabama’s football teams….) is being played today […] Continue reading →
Happy Black Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! In 2011, we posted our favorite black polishes in honor of Black Friday: petites Color Fever in Black Diamond and Orly’s Androgynie. In 2012, Alli went the less traditional route with Live and Let Die from last year’s James Bond Collection. Therefore, in the […] Continue reading →
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. My family does a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Much of what is served has been a tradition in my family long before I was born. My Mom and I are sharing the duties this year. I am responsible for the turkey and my grandmother’s dressing as well […] Continue reading →
Today is the big day! Well, for me it’s a big day… I’ll be spending this afternoon baking my very first apple pie! It’s been a few months, but my first attempt at pie making was pretty successful: peach! I inspired Alli to do a little peach nail art! Since I’ll be busy busy all […] Continue reading →