Monday, February 25, 2013

What's On My Nails

So, here goes my first post ever.  (They won't all be about nail polish, so don't worry...or do, whatever floats your boat).

Now, first thing's first.  I am not a nail care/art/manicure professional.  It's a hobby and I really don't put that much effort into it.  In fact, 90% of the time I paint my nails, I do so with six small children pressing their faces as close to me as possible and sometimes literally hanging off the arm I'm using to paint.  So, they're usually pretty messy...don't worry, I'm aware of it.

Also, despite having a famous photographer for a grandfather, I have none of his talent or the desire to learn.  I take my pictures on my cell phone and I don't have a lightbox.  And I don't have photoshop.  Please forgive my shitty photos.

Well, here goes nothing.

The first two photos are two coats of China Glaze Glistening Snow on it's own.  I didn't use undies, so you can see my nail line.  And the holo isn't coming through that well.

The second two show it with a coat of Julep Melissa over top.  At first I just tried it on my thumb to see what Melissa looked like when I received my Maven box and I was on the fence, but the more I looked at it, the more I liked it so I just did them all.  Depending on the light, it looks really gorgeous, especially when the holo interacts with duochrome.  But it doesn't show through well in the photos.

There you have it, my first post.  Tell me what you think in the comments!