24 February 2011

Mysterious Skies

Another attempt at a cheeky title! It could also apply to the bizarre weather conditions from yesterday. If you missed Kirsten's post and tweeting yesterday, our little city known for its mild winters was hit with some insane amounts of snow. Not insane by other parts of Canada, but really insane for here.

Anyway, on to the polish!


For a base, I used one of the most gorgeous purple polishes I think I own. It's another one of the inexpensive Icing polishes, Mysterious. It's a bit more vibrant in person than in the pictures, it's the colour I think of when I imagine the perfect purple. It's got a little bit of blue shimmer running through it to help cool it down, but mostly it's just a straight-up purple.

I used three coats to get complete opacity, and the polish dried pretty quickly in between coats.



I thought I had done an excellent job cleaning up after this one, but these pictures are telling me otherwise. Sorry! I also apologize for the smudges of polish over the stars, those showed up when I was moving the stars around with a toothpick. The smudges weren't very noticeable IRL, but it's already quite clear that the macro setting on my camera wants to make me look like a fool.

Anyway. The stars are from a bottle of polish from a brand called Paris Memories that I got at the Dollar Giant, costing me a whopping $1.25. It's a clear base with those star-shaped things (I'm reluctant to call them glitter, because they aren't terribly sparkly), as well as some little pieces of iridescent glitter.

My best guess as to what it's called is 781, but I really don't know.



The star polish was quite thick and gloopy for me, but I wasn't too worried because I was only going to be using a little bit of it. I ended up just putting little blobs of it on my nails with the stars, and then smoothing it out as best I could before slapping a topcoat on.

When I got the star polish, I also picked up a that was exactly the same, but with red stars instead of blue. I don't know what I'm going to use it with, but I'd love to hear some suggestions!

Have you ever found any really cool polishes at a dollar store?

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6 comments:

  1. i love this! when i was doing my vday mani, i thought i would really like a star glitter like this instead of hearts. i always see hearts and never stars. so i digg it! i love stars...i even have a tattoo of one. so the love is deep. haha

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  2. These polishes seem to always be thick and goopy. You have to pick the pieces out and attach to your nail with a toothpick sometimes.

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  3. Love what you did with this. I had no idea there were blue stars out there in the polish world. :)

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  4. I love this! And yes I buy most of my polish at...well our version of the dollar store. I saw one like that but the stars were gold.
    Keep up the good work!

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