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Twinsie Tuesday: International Polish

31 Jan

Hello out there!  I’ve got something new for you today.  Each Tuesday I’ll be participating in Twinsie Tuesday with several other bloggers.  We’ll all be posting a mani with the same theme, but none of us know what the other is planning, so they’ll all be different and a fun surprise.  The next month is a trial run.  Hopefully this will be a success for all of us and we can keep it going.

The theme for our kick off is international polish.  I’ve actually only got one international polish that I haven’t already swatched.  This is the last of the polishes that my sister picked up for me while she was in London; Barry M Mint Green.  I have a few other mint green polishes so I didn’t feel pressed to swatch this one before today.

Like most pastel toned colors it went on quite sheer with the first coat.  With the second there was still some visible nail line, so this was a three coater.  To dress it up I topped it off with Kleancolor Sugar Coat.

Sugar Coat was a super duper thick jelly.  Like, unworkably thick.  I managed two coats, but just barely.  It was actually quite a mess.  I didn’t have any thinner on hand so there wasn’t much I could do at the time.  Still a pretty result.

Be sure the check out every one else’s international polishes today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch

Barry M Sunburst

4 Jan

I was itching to change my mani, so I dressed up this Barry M Red Glitter with some tape and China Glaze Liquid Leather.  I LOVE IT!!Look at that glow!  I liked this matted yesterday, but I love it even more all shined up.  Holy cow.

Look at the ‘glowing embers’ effect in this blurry shot.  I wish it looked more like this all the time, but I just don’t see these flecks of orange with regular wear.  I’ll add this mani to the list of designs I plan to try in other colors.

Barry M Red Glitter

3 Jan

Another of the fun polishes my sister picked up for me while in London.  This glitter is crazy concentrated.  It’s almost a one coater.  Although I did struggle a bit to get good coverage along the very tip of my nail.  The glitter just didn’t want to stick there.  It’s got a clear base so I layered it over black to get that pop.

I guess you could say it’s a bit of a holo glitter because there is some color change.  Do you see the flashes of orange and yellow?  It almost looks like a gold flakie.

I finished this off with Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love and I really love the result.  Why do glitters and flakies seem to pop so much when you put a matte top coat on them?  While it went on pretty smoothly, I’m dreading taking it off.  Ugg.  I hate removing glitters. 😦

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