It has been a crazy week for me and although it is the weekend and time to relax for a lot of people, it is my weekend to work because I guess 'there ain't no rest for the wicked'. Ha! To make up for lack of time to paint my nails, I thought I'd show you another mani out of the archive. I've only got a few more to show you and then I will be all caught up. Gasp!
This mani is one that I wore last year for Hanukkah. The stamping turned out more subtle than I had anticipated and I remember being indecisive about whether I liked it or not. I'm still a bit torn, but definitely leaning toward liking it. Is there such a thing as too subtle?
For the manicure I used two lacquers that I
I expected Crystal Ball to be all sorts of blinding holo upon stamping. I'm talking along the lines of Color Club Halo Hues magic, but alas it wasn't nearly the same. I may or may not, however, still be holding this 'magical' polish hostage... ah, who am I kidding, I'm still holding it hostage because I have yet to try it solo on the nail and I hope it doesn't disappoint...
Not so bad, up close and personal...
Golden Rose Matte Velvet 103 is a medium blue shade packed with blue shimmer that dries to a satiny finish. I hesitate to call it a full out matte though. It has a nice formula which is easy to apply and provides full coverage at 2-3 coats. The only downside to this beauty is a longer than expected dry time for a matte. Swatches are with no topcoat to show the full effect...
Long dry time or not, I'm in love with this gorgeous shade. I think it might be time to wear it again!
I also borrowed two other Golden Rose Matte Velvet shades from my cousin (and she's holding a few of my polishes hostage in exchange!) that are just as gorgeous as this one and I can't wait to show them to you. One of them I have already tried out and will show you soon. The other I have yet to play with, but I've got an idea that I'm itching to try.
Let me know what you think of this! I love to hear from you!
Thanks for looking!
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