Thursday, January 24, 2013
Heavenly Manicure Two Ways
Hi there! I'd like to welcome my new readers as a few of you have joined over the last couple weeks. A special hello to the lovely ladies from the ABC Challenge, you girls are making my day with all your nice comments on my first submission, so thanks!
Today I have a fun little manicure to show you. A while ago, I hustled to my local Walgreen's to grab a couple of Revlon's new polishes including Heavenly, a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Stairway to Heaven. Heavenly has square blue/purple/green iridescent glitters mixed with orange/copper/red iridescent glitters in a milky base. The only thing to do with a polish this lovely is to layer it over a darker base color...which is what I did! Whaddya think?
....more after the jump....
I started here with 2 coats of Ulta's Total Eclipse, a not-quite-black smoky grey creme. I considered doing a straight black base but I thought the grey might add a bit more depth while still showing off the iridescent qualities of Heavenly. I think I was right! This is one of my favorite combinations ever! Heavenly acts almost like a flakie here...so, so pretty! I got a ton of compliments on this at work when I wore. That's kind of my bar for how great a manicure actually looks. If people you don't know compliment it, it must be good!
Here's a macro view for you:
Heavenly does have a great purple flash as well that doesn't seem to want to show up on camera for me, but, trust me, it's there!
One more shot, this one's outdoors:
I wore this yesterday and, despite my sincere love for it, I couldn't help wondering how it would look with a matte top coat. So, I put one on.
I knew it would look fabulous! Is there anything better than matte glitter? I'm really not sure there is. It just "levels up" the manicure so much!
A couple more photos:
I hope you all enjoyed this manicure as much as I did. Thanks so much for reading!