Monday, September 3, 2012

NOTD: Essence Unexpected galaxy & Cotton candy mummy tape mani

Hy to all! :)

Today’s manicure is all about the new Essence Colour and change polish number 04 Unexpected galaxy. I’ve seen swatches with added top coat, but I wanted to do something different. I wanted glitter on it too! :)

I chose to use clear top coat on some fingers and Essence Circus Circus 04 Cotton candy pink glitter on others. I followed the Nailside’s tutorial on mummy tape mani (click), and here are the photos!

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The Cotton candy glittery polish on violet base color turned out purplish with pink glitter which I like. :)

I actually started doing my right hand first. After trying and ruining two nails with an ordinary tape (the base color stuck to it a bit when I took the tape off) I used a different tape, the one you get in pharmacies as a bandage, and it worked beautifully. Here is my right hand (and on the second photo you can see the peeled off polish on my last two fingers – I left it the way it was because it is not that noticeable in real life and I really didn’t want to do it all over again):

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I don’t know if you can see, I played with colors on the left and the right hand (left has mainly clear top coat, only the ring finger has pink, and the right hand has the opposite):

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Just some more photos with flash :) :

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Overall I really like the color of this Galaxy polish and I really like the contrast between the shades it gives with top coat, plus it is a one coater. What I don’t like is that it is quite thick in my opinion, and it dries for quite some time. I know that this mani is not perfect, but I am pleased with it, I wanted to play with polishes and I did. ^ ^ That’s what mattered to me the most today, to just enjoy in polishes. :)

Do you own any of these new “colour and change” polishes? Have you tried anything similar?

6 comments:

  1. Hvala, da si linkala Nailside blog. Nisem ga še poznala (what a shame!), pa se mi zelo dopade. :)

    Sama nisem poskusila teh "spremenljivih" lakov, ampak bi, če bi našla takega, kjer bi mi oba odtenka ustrezala. Tvoja kombinacija pa izgleda zelo všečno. :)

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    1. Ma se mi zdi prav, da se delijo linki, ki prav pridejo, tudi meni je ful všeč :) Hvala za comment Meri! :)))

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  2. Lepo pride. Moram si nabavit kakšnega :)

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    1. Hvala, tudi jaz še mam čakajoče na wish listi ;)

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  3. Zelo lepa manikura =). Tile colour change laki so res super za igračkanje =)
    Meni tudi navadni salotejp ponavadi uniči lak, zato sem sedaj začela uporabljati trak za zaščito pred pleskanjem( res ne vem kako temu traku reče pravilno, doma rečemo abdek trak) =)

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    1. Vem kaj misliš ja :) Ne spomnim se več, na katerem blogu sem videla nasvet, da lepilni trak najprej nalepiš na roko, da postane manj lepljiv, potem pa na noht. Hvala za kompliment ;)

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