Thursday, September 1, 2011

Once in a Blue Moon


Good morning, my lovelies!  It's Thursday (and sorta my Friday) and I'm glad this week is drawing to a close.  Nate doesn't have school tomorrow (in service already?!) so he and I are going to spend some quality time together.  I don't know what we're going to do yet, but we'll do *something*.  I kinda wish he knew how to skate so I could get some practice in, but if I were to take him with me right now it would be rather counterproductive.  Anyway...we'll do something...maybe bake a cake...

I finally got my stuffs together and prepped some pics for you.  Well, for me, but I digress.  Let's get to the pics, shall we?

I started with WnW Blue Moon as a base (2 coats, 3 in some areas).  I picked this one up at Walgreens in July when they were on sale for 99-cents.  This is outdoors in filtered sun.

This really is a pretty navy blue with just a hint of shimmer.  And for 99-cents, even like this, you really can't go wrong!  This is outdoors in shade.

But I didn't leave it there.  I really wanted to do a jelly sandwich, but I couldn't find my one jelly polish, so I did something a little different.

I put a coat (or 2) of Milani Gems over the top of Blue Moon and then finished it off with a coat of ChG Matte Magic.  Now, usually I don't care for matte finish.  At all.  But, every once in a while, I find something that works and I like it.  Like this one.  Indoors with flash.

Outdoors, filtered sun.  There's another thing I *want* to love but usually don't once it's all said and done: glitter bombs.  Partly because it just looks like a mess on my nails and partly because I hate the removal.  But, the matte finish really kinda subdues the bling of the glitter and that's what makes me like it. 

I'm sure you won't see this kind of mani on my blog very often, so look while you can.  LOL

I'm gonna get back to work.  I hope it's not too hot wherever you are today and I hope work goes smoothly.  See you soon!

9 comments:

Debra said...

Every time I visit your blog,I think to myself, I should do my nails, but I don't even know where to begin. :( Is that sad?

Stray Stitches said...

So glad you and N8 get to have some time together tomorrow! Love the mani and I'm not a big fan of blue nails :)

Copyboy said...

How do you know what areas need a 3rd coat? Love the sparkly look. I'm seeing stars. :)

AmyGrace said...

Mattified glitter manis, love them! This is so cool. But yeah, glitter removal.. Good luck with that! ^^

GothamPolish said...

Aaa I love this look!

SilhouetteScreams said...

YESSSSSS I *love* mattified glitter! This mani reminds me of space mixed with sprinkles :3

Nail Nerd said...

Oh my stars this is GORGEOUS! You knocked it out of the park with this one, my hat's off to ya!

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

The matte glitter looks fabulous!

Kimberly said...

I like this look a lot. And your nails are looking really nice.

Glitter bombs are like high-maintenance boyfriends. Might look good but terrible to get away from.