Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Color Club ~ Ulterior Motive with dots



Color Club ~ Ulterior Motive
Magenta with blue and pink shimmer

Ulterior Motive is from the Alter Ego collection from spring 2011. It’s a delicious vibrant magenta, with the most gorgeous blue and pink shimmer. It’s a really pretty polish.

Furthermore it’s got a really, really, really nice formula, like most of my other Color Clubs - which is one of the reasons why I like the brand so much. I used two coats as the base for this mani. Drying time between the coats was pretty fast.

Here’s what the two coats, without top coat look like:


Then I added a thick stripe down the middle of the nails. I used Isadora’s North Star from their Holiday collection Northern Lights from 2012. I just used the brush to dab the stripe on. I added two layers in order to make the stripe relatively opaque.

Here’s that step:

 
I’m not quite sure if I should have stopped here. My idea was to dot on the silver with Ulterior Motive. Unfortunately I changed my mind and ended up dotting with black. I personally think it was a mistake, because I didn’t make the dots small enough, leaving them way too dominant for my likings. It’s not the polish’s fault though, only mine.

I sealed the mani up with two coats of BK top coat:


And one final pic of the finished mani:


The pretty polishes:


I must admit that I don’t really know why I bought the Isadora silver glitter. I have so many silver glitters that it’s almost ridiculous. It’s a nice polish though, so perhaps it gets to stay. Although that means I’ll be looking closely at the others, and will prolly make another one go instead ;)

What do you think, girls? Should I have stopped before the dots, or what?

16 comments:

  1. I'm not a fan of pink but I would totally wear a deeper pink like that! And the blue shimmer makes it even better!

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    1. The blue shimmer in the polish makes it special, and I like that! :)

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  2. I like it with dots, because dots in this design look like buttons on some suit :)

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    1. Oh yeah, it does to! I didn't think of it that way - thanks! :)

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  3. I like the end result with the dots! I think they are really cute! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you :) I still want to try it with matching dots :)

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  4. This is really cool! I love all the designs you've been doing lately

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    1. Thank you!! Like you I am trying not to get stuck in doing the same over and over again :)

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  5. I wondered where the dots were when I saw your glitter stripes. But Then I saw it and was like.. Wow. Pretty!

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    1. Haha, it's like magic - all of a sudden they're there :)

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