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!


  1. So pretty!! They just opened a forever 21 in my hometown and I went in for the polishes, but none really caught my I need to go back because I was obviously missing out!!!

    1. I had to dig around a bit to find any I liked, but I'm glad a took the time! Thanks!

  2. I thought the blue one was Patina a gorgeous blue by Love &Beauty. They do make awesome polishes and they're insanely cheap!
    I loved your gradient! It looks so cool :)

    1. Thanks so much! I was really surprised at how great Forever 21's polishes are, especially for the price!


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