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Apr 082013
 

Hey y’all! How is Monday treating you?

This week I have a mani from another indie brand. Yup, I bought even more nail polish! O_O  This time I decided to try out some creations from Pahlish, This one is called Heart of Man. It’s a gorgeous deep wine, almost black cherry colored, jelly base. It’s jam packed with garnet hexes, sprinkled with pink holo micro glitters, and topped off with raspberry squares. Since the glitter is all in various hues and shades of the base color, it adds depth and dimension and that gorgeous “inner glow” I love. So it’s not an over powering glitter party. I think this is another one you could safely sneak into the workplace.

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The formula here was …. interesting. It was quite thick , almost the consistency of hair gel.  It took some getting used to because it didn’t spread as easily as other formulas do. But once I got used to it, I actually appreciated the formulation. There was no pooling, and it made it super easy to keep the polish just where I wanted it. I think the way to get the best results, is to do very thin coats. It builds up beautifully!

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Heart of Man is still available in the Pahlish etsy shop for $9. I really appreciated the quick turn around time. The one downside to ordering polish online is that you have to wait for them to come in the mail. I’m really impatient and prefer instant gratification. But that wasn’t a problem here. I placed my order late Friday night, got a shipping notification Saturday morning, and had my polish in hand by Monday. Couldn’t ask for more!

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I have a few other new polishes to swatch for you in the next few weeks, so stay tuned. Have you tried any indie brands yet? If so, what are your favorite brands? If not, is there something specific holding you back?

I’m back to linking up with the MANICure Monday ladies. This week the hop is being hosted by Mimi.

There’s a new link tool, so you don’t have to have a blog to link up! Head on over and show off your work of art. :)

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Apr 012013
 

Hello Jo! Whad’ya know? OK so your name probably isn’t Joe, but hi anyway. How was your weekend? Did you have a nice Easter?  It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but I wanted to get back to doing what I really love. So here we are with a new Mani Monday on this 1st day of April.

I didn’t have any specific theme in mind when I decided to do this look. I just knew that I wanted to use my Pixie Dust as an accent.  Since I have a grey polish (actually a few) from Zoya I figured why not match that with my grey Pixie dust and call it a day. I did a little bottom up gradient just to add a touch of sparkle. The result is a pretty, subdued mani that could take you from day to night. I definitely think it’s subtle enough to wear to most work places.

I applied 2 coats of Zoya Tao, and then one coat of quick dry top coat.  I applied the Pixie Dust  in London just at the base of my nail after wiping most of the polish from the brush. I used the almost dry brush to disperse the Pixie Dust toward the free edge of my nail to achieve a subtle gradient effect.

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What’s on your nails this week? Are there any trends you’re loving right now?

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