Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Golden Rose ~ 109 and Savina ~ Sparkles



Stars and Sparkles

I started out this mani with two layers of Golden Rose Matte Velvet #109, which I was so lucky to receive in a swap with sweet Aylin from Posh Nail Art. It’s a gunmetal grey that dries up matte. What makes this polish special is that it’s also shimmery. I never understood how it’s even possible to make a matte shimmer, but it is. The formula is fantastic and if you’re carefully when you apply it, it can be a one coater. I gave it two, to make it show itself from its prettiest side.

This is two coats, no top coat:

  
Then I waiting until it was completely dry, taped my thumbs and little fingers, and painted half of them with Savina’s “Sparkles”. That’s a clear base with multicoloured glitter, dominated by silver glitter. It’s a really festive and fun glitter!

I used a dotting tool to “draw” a straight line down the middle of my ring fingers and my index fingers using the same glitter.


I stamped on my middle fingers. I used Cheeky’s stamping plate CH4 and “Stamp me! Silver” stampy polish from Essence. I finished my mani with a layer of Poshé top coat:


I must say that I am very disappointed in that stamp. I was being very careful, and still the design went crazy. I think the stamping plate is etched too deep, and holds too much polish, so the stamper picks up too much and just smudges it onto the nail. I can’t see that the design is supposed to be stars even though I know that’s what it is for certain. I won’t be using that design (or possibly that plate) again, that’s for sure!
  
Here's your bottle shot: 

Please tell me what you think of this in the comments below, thanks :)

14 comments:

  1. It's really pretty, it's a nice combo!!

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    1. Thank you. It's nice to find polishes that look good together :)

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  2. #109 looks cool itself and even more cooler with glitter! :)

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    1. I totally agree with you. And I'm still amazed that it's possible to make matte polishes with shimmer :)

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  3. I love the added sparkle on top, very pretty!

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    1. Thank you :) There's nothing like a little glitter to spice things up!

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  4. that polish is really pretty - love the glitter combo. and the stamping stars are tooo cute!

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    1. It makes me glad to hear that you like it!!

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  5. Nice mani! I like glitters and the starts you added! :-)

    ~ Yun

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