Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Saturday was my birthday, and this was my birthday mani. I started with Essie Splash of Grenadine. It's from last year's Resort collection and pretty easy to find. I used three coats, as I found it to be a little streaky. Or maybe I needed three coats because it was one in the morning and I was being sloppy. Oh well. I took a couple phone pictures when I was done. They're not very accurate.
looks too red here.
a bit more accurate, but looks too dusty.

 I added two coats of Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday. HB is multicolored hex and square glitter. There are quite a few similar polishes now (Milani Gems, Ulta Pinata Yadda, NYX Girls Carnival, Wet N Wild Party of Five Glitters), but I don't regret splurging on the DL. She has some fabulous glitters. I had a hard time photographing this accurately.

 It looks like a cake or cupcake to me.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

China Glaze Atlantis

Atlantis is a ton of holographic glitter packed in a green-leaning teal jelly. It's gorgeous. I've gotten the more compliments on this mani that I've ever gotten before. I've had this on for over a week and I'm itching to take it off, but look how well it held up! I've got one chip on the corner of my left middle finger, but that's about it. (I file off tipwear) I believe this was three coats.

Blurred to show the sparkle