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Well, technically it’s the laptop version, since I’m posting from the Macbook tonight. 🙂

Earlier I posted a quick, fun pic of today’s Pink Wednesday Mani. This is the first week I have done Pink Wednesday, and lemme tell ya, I agonized over what to do for this Mani.  I have an entire drawer full of pink! I settled on Rimmel’s Pink Zinfandel since it’s relatively new, and I love that even though it’s a metallic shimmer, it’s not a bright, bubble gum pink. It’s a gorgeous dusky rose color, a perfect pink for fall!

I love Rimmel’s polishes, and Pink Zinfandel did not disappoint. As with many metallic polishes, it was a bit streaky on the first coat, but quickly evened out on the second. Since I was working with a Ruffian design, and used Pink Zinfandel as my top color, I did have to use pretty heavy coats to get the color even and completely opaque.  It wasn’t opaque enough to cover the tips, so I didnt wrap them well (had a little shrinkage this morning as you can see in the first 2 pics) but I had wrapped them in my other color choice anyway, which gave it an interesting effect.  Almost as if the pink was just laying on the grey. This polish also has a ton of shimmer! I’ll be using this color again!

I paired the Pink Zinfandel with China Glaze Black Diamond, a dark grey with what appears to be silver shimmer, but if you look very closely it has some green and red in there as well. This is one of my go to colors for fall this year, being one of those greys that seems to go with almost anything.  Formula was a little on the thin side, but thickened up a bit on the second coat. It does take 2 coats to reach opacity, but I use 2 coats of color as a general rule anyway.

I added some chunky glitter mixed with Sally Hansen Strobe Light at the pink/grey border to give it some flair and added sparkle, using the glitter in a gradient style to about halfway up the nail.  I really like the way this came out, save for the streaking from glitter polish. My son woke up mid mani and my glitter dried before I could manage to blend it with my top coat. Oops! Still wearable though!

Here are a few more pics of Pink Zinfandel over Black Diamond:

 

Blurred a bit to show sparklies!

Happy Polishing!

-Kimber

 

 

 

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2 posts in one night!?!  I am determined to catch up on my blog!

So let’s get down to business! This is the mani I have on now, but I just couldn’t wait to post it! It is my very first attempt at water marbling, so please hold the laughter until the end. 🙂

For this marble I chose 3 of my untried colors: Sally Hansen Grey by Grey, Hard Candy Sky, and Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue.  Not my original color combo, but my first few choices just would not ring out! My white being the worst. It needed some thinner, so I am hoping that was the problem and it will work next time. Otherwise, I’ll be off to pick up a new white polish.  Also, I suck-diddly-uck at placing the design on my nail. I think I managed to place an actual design on 3 nails (one being a thumb).  I’m trying not to be too hard on myself since this is my first try, but I have serious nail OCD. Hell, the cuticle line that isnt like the others is driving me nuts!  Yup, I’m that girl that will re-do an entire mani over 1 smudge.  I’m working on that, really I am!

Okay, here is my marble!  Pics all in natural lighting:

 

 

 

 

I did end up with a little smudging from my top coat, but I am a genius and didn’t realize that my Revlon top coat is (or at least acts like)  a deep dry and I needed to be so-very-gentle or it would smudge the design. I tend to be a little heavy handed with my polish, so I’m learning to be less than brutal.  Hopefully I can perfect this skill before I attempt my konad tomorrow night!

Off to more pic editing! I should be posting my itty bitty dupe find, LCD, and Icon tomorow.

 

Happy Polishing!

-Kimber