Sally Hansen ~ Scarab
This mani is special because it made me step outside my comfort zone.
It all started out with two layers of Sally Hansen “Scarab”. Scarab is a duochrome shimmery polish that shifts between blue and green. I like this! The polish is easy to work with and has very good pigmentation. Drying time is pretty average.
Here’s what two coats of Scarab looks like, with a layer of NYC fast drying top coat over:
I looked at it for a little while, considering what to do with it, when it struck me: Why not try and make the colours of a pretty beetle?
I used a make up applicator to sponge across my nails. I used Chatte Noire #709, which is a beautiful green/gold duochrome. I got it in a swap with sweet Anastasia from Little World of Coloured Nails.
Here’s that step:
Then I grabbed one of my new polishes, namely Sally Hansen’s “Gilded Lily”, which is a gold glitter. I’m so not into golden polishes, but I’ve been eyeing this since they put it in the display in my local drugstore. And I bought it because it’s nice not to limit yourself colourwise :)
I used the same applicator to sponge on a thinner band of gold across the band that I’d already sponged. I am quite impressed with this golden glitter – it’s definitely a win to have a polish like this!
Then I mixed a couple of drops of Scarab with a couple of drops of Gilded Lily on a piece of plastic and used the same applicator to sponge on the mix over the existing band of polish. I did this to make it all come together. Scarab isn’t quite golden enough to pull off this mani, so I thought I’d help it a little bit.
Here’s another picture of the finished mani:
And the bottle shot:
I like the look of beetles; I think most of them have really amazing colours.
What do you think? Are you a beetles fan? ;D