Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Flash of Orange

Happy Tuesday!!  Here we are, chugging through another week.  It's only the second full week of Summer and I'm already over it.  So over it.  Enough complaining, right?  Right.  On to the pretties!

In case you haven't noticed, I am *super* behind in posting my manis.  I'm posting manis from the end of April and the beginning of May!  I was in a blog funk for a while - I didn't want to prep pics, compose posts, the whole 9 yards.  But, it seems like I'm outta that funk for now and I'm getting chunks of pics prepped.  Don't worry...during my blog funk I still did my nails a couple times a week.  This is one of those manis.

This, my friends, is Color Club Tangerine Scream from the Electro Candy collection (summer 2009).  If you've followed me from the beginning, you know that I have a certain hatred toward neon polishes.  Then I saw the Electro Candy collection on Scrangie's blog and all that changed.

These pics don't make this neon orange scream as much as it really does in person.  The thing I like about these neons is the shimmer.  The orange has a light green shimmer that just glows in the sun.

On top of the screaming orange, I used a Bundle Monster full-nail stamp.  My only complaint about the older BM full-nail stamps is they're not broad enough to cover my whole nail.  I've heard they fixed that with the new set, but I can't say for sure.  While this didn't turn out exactly like I had planned, I still liked the design (incomplete and all).

For more color-accurate pics, please check out Scrangie's blog - she has the best pics of these pretty neon polishes.

Are there any polish colors, finishes, etc. that you hated at first but ended up liking in the end?  I'm glad to say that with the right ones, I don't think there's a polish I can truly say I hate.  However, there are some pretty fugly colors out there...but that's another post for another day. 

14 comments:

Marisa said...

I LOVE this orange. and I'm now looking at nail stamps. I'm glad your out of your funk, because I love your manis.

I don't think there's really a color I hate, but for the longest time I hated matte colors. I'm a shimmer girl...all the way, but lately, I've seen some really pretty matte colors and I've even considered buying one or five.

KarenD said...

Glad your funk has lifted!

*Eva* said...

I have the same problem with the BM plates.
Great mani!

Robyn said...

I really like that stamp! I had a thing against orange for a while and now that seems like the most stupid thing I've ever thought in my life!

Brooke said...

Fun and unique!!!

That issue is why I've never ordered BM plates... I'll think about it now though since it is fixed!

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

Awesome mani. color choices are very complimentary. I know those fogs and always hated them. Glad you are feeling defogged!

nail crazy said...

great mani, i love the design :-D

Silence is Loud said...

such bright colors!! love it!

StardustStephanie said...

Great manicure! Color Club makes some of my favorite neons.

sara said...

So fancy! I think I'm way too pale to pull off colors like that!!

Impulsive Addict said...

This may be my favorite one yet! I'm loving those fashionista nails!!!!

Myya said...

Love the orange & black, it reminds me of my husbands alma matter... Go Beavers!!! (Oregon State)

SilhouetteScreams said...

Om nom nom this reminds me of orange choc chip ice cream! (Which is nowhere near as gross as it sounds)

-Diana- said...

Great color love colors like these, they make me happy :)