I have the dreaded H1N1. I'm so bored and sore from laying in bed I decided to get up and do some nails. Forgive my application because I'm shaky-handed.
First we have two Fire Opals from Sally Hanson. My sister had extras so she gave me these. I heard they were hard to find.
Earthen Opal. I really didn't expect to like this at all, but it looks really cool.
It's sort of a reddish-coral. Very bright and notice-me.
It has a grainy, shimmery texture. It's quite sheer, but this is three coats.
I cropped this next one really close because my application was pretty spectacular.
Goldspun Opal. Extremely sheer. This is also three coats.
This has a nice pinky-gold shimmer. I think it would look nice layered, perhaps over a brown or tan? I'll have to give that a try. Maybe even over a gold.
It doesn't flatter my skin tone like this, just plain, and makes my nails look very stained.
I'm in love with these Claire's 3 in 1 Mixables.
The bottle I got was a little shaken. This is Liberty (supposed to be Red, White and Blue).
I got this cool fuscia shade from the red and blue mixture.
There's a sparse, chunky glitter and you just never know what you'll get! They dry matte so they're also very trendy.
Last we have a polish that I picked up on sale and tried and immediately dismissed because it seemed really outdated.
Chine Glaze - Princess Grace. I hated the frost and it looked pink and girly and like something my grandmother and mother wore, etc. etc.
Then you know what happened? I ended up wearing it all week because I just didn't have time to change it and I fell a little in love. It's a greyed-out pearly LAVENDER.
I didn't use a top coat and it wore like iron. It was very flattering, very business-like, and not too frosty. More pearly.
Also, anything with "princess" in the name just sells me. I don't know why.
So there's what we have for today. It is really awfully overcast and I was taking pictures from my bedroom window, but not too bad. Now I will be laying back down with my head spinning. Man, I hate being sick.
5 years ago