Showing posts with label Seche Vite. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Seche Vite. Show all posts

Orly Snowcone and Venique Twinkling Glitter

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

It's a bright spring day and even though it will probably snow at least one more time in Wonderful Wyoming I had to apply a bright spring color to my fingertips. So I pulled out Orly Snowcone (yes I know, it has a winter name.) and applied two coats to my nails. The formula is good. It looks like it is going on streaky but actually dries quite smooth. It's a wonderful color which is comparable to a Robin's egg. 

Orly Snow Cone
 I added a topcoat of Seche Vite which is a fast dry top coat and it added a wonderful shine to a polish that was actually pretty shiny without it.

The weather is supposed to be bright and sunny tomorrow so I wanted to be able to see glitz and glitter in the sunlight so I added a coat of Venique Twinkling Glitter. I positively adore this glitter polish. This polish is a wonderful mixed size glitter which completely gleams and glows with rainbows in the sun. Unfortunately it is dark now so adding a shot of this in the sunlight is out of the question. Perhaps I will try to capture it tomorrow in the sunlight.

Venique was available at CosmoProf. It was part of a holiday edition and is now discontinued but I have seen it on eBay. I have the one bottle and save it for when I need a quick pick-me-up.

Happy Polishing!


Scotch tape mani - Zoya Skylar and Loreal Whimsical

Sunday, March 25, 2012

For this manicure I used two coats of Zoya Skylar for the base color. I love this color. A very subtle blue with lots of shimmer to it. The color reminds me of my favorite pair of faded jeans. As usual Zoya didn't disappoint me. The application was flawless and the brush is wider that a couple of my other Zoyas. The dry time was relatively fast.

Before I used the scotch tape I applied a coat of Seche Vite fast dry top coat. I have found that using SV is a must when I do scotch tape manis. Otherwise I would be waiting forever to finish.

I got most of the sticky off the tape by sticking the tape to the back of my hand. This way it is sticky but not sticky enough that I will remove my polish with it.

Then I applied the tape in a diagonal line over my nails leaving the tip of my nail showing. I quickly applied a thick coat of Loreal Whimsical and removed the tape without waiting. If you wait to long the tape will begin to dry and will pull up at the edge of the tape.

I was happy with the combo but of course I had to add one more thing. I used a striping brush and added a stripe of Zoya Ibiza.

I like the look - not too flashy - but very clean and classy.

Happy Polishing!



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