Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Love & Beauty Gradient
Howdy everyone! I mentioned in yesterday's post about my nail polish buying spree over the weekend...I was supposed to be on a "no-buy". Yeah, that didn't work out so well lol However, since I bought new polish, I have a fun little manicure to show you today using a couple of the polishes I picked up at Forever 21.
Forever 21's nail polish line is called Love & Beauty, and, as luck would have it, I love them and I think they're beautiful! (See what I did there, huh, did ya?) This gradient was created using L&B's Blue/Green and Purple polishes. I'm not being descriptive there, Blue/Green and Purple are actually the names on the back of the polish bottles. Blue/Green is a really lovely duochrome that shifts from emerald green to teal to bright blue. You can see a bit of purple and gold shift in the bottle in the photo above. I didn't find that those shifts translated to the nail, but it's a beautiful polish regardless. Using a sponge, I dabbed some Purple on the tips of my nails. Purple is a really deep magenta-y purple almost metallic polish. To pull everything together and add a bit of depth, I applied a coat of Nicole by O.P.I in Top of My World, an opalescent micro glitter in a clear base. I think ToMW added just the right touch of sparkle, even if I do dislike their bottle and brush.
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I did my best to capture the color shift here, but it's really much more pronounced in person. Overall, I was really happy with my purchases from Forever 21. At $2.80 a bottle, they are definitely a steal. And, if you stop by their stores, remember to check out their Clearance section. I snagged a few polishes for half off of clearance prices this weekend ($0.49 a bottle!!). I'm always thrilled to find a new place to buy polish. I'm pretty sure I have a problem lol
Thanks so much for reading!