Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Mish Mash Challenge: Least Expensive Polish
Happy Wednesday, darlings! (Sorry, I'm watching Bedazzled and Elizabeth Hurley is wearing off on me, I guess) It is, in fact, that fabulous middle day of the week, also known as Hump Day and you know what that means; it's Mish Mash Challenge Day! I don't mention it every week, but the Mish Mash Challenge is open to anyone who wants to join. We're a super laid back group and there are a very few rules to follow, so if you're interested, add a comment to this post and Kimber will get you rolling!
On to this week's Challenge. I took the "Least Expensive Polish" challenge a couple of different ways. It could mean the least expensive retail-wise polish or it could mean the polish that I personally paid the least amount for. I kind of combined both of these into my mani for the week.
I started with 2 coats of Sally Hansen's HD Hi-Definition Nail Color in Hue. This polish has been sitting on my untried shelf for awhile and, since I snagged it in a huge Ulta clearence sale for $0.49, I figured it fit the "least expensive" bill quite nicely. Hue is a pretty color, a buttery gold with a sparkly gold shimmer. I never really understood what was so "Hi-Def" about this line from SH. I've got a couple of them, but they're basically just nice shimmery colors, nothing too effect-y about them. But pretty, nonetheless!
I decided I wanted to try a new-to-me technique to spice up this manicure a bit. Fan brush manicures are something I've seen done much more successfully than I've managed here lol The theory is easy; take a fan brush, dip it in polish and brush it over your nails. What you don't know until you try, is how difficult it is to get the *right* amount of polish on the brush! Too much and you just make a mess, too little and it doesn't transfer to the nail at all. I don't hate it for my first attempt, but it's really not my favorite effect ever. I used Essie's Saturday Disco Fever (which I won in The Nail Files giveaway a few weeks ago, again fulfilling the "least expensive" challenge) and Sinful Color's Burning Bright (SC polishes are always cheap at Walgreen's and I believe I snagged this one during one of their $0.99 sales).
Here's a shot of my bottle of Hue, with that lovely clearance sticker on the front. Marked down from $5.79 to $0.49...pretty good deal!
Please take a run through the other Mish Masher's posts this week. I can't wait to see what they all come up with! You can find their posts via the thumbnails below!
Also, don't forget to enter The Nail Files Turned 2! giveaway! There are 14 great prizes from Taneja’s Bride, Accio Lacquer, My Boyfriend Hates Makeup, A Polish Playground, Mandie’s Manicures, An Accent Nail, Nail Addicted Sisters, Galactic Lacquer, Pretty Jelly, xo, noelle and myself :) Thanks so much for reading!