Valentine’s Day, part II
Avon, Golden Rose, Sally Hansen and NYX
We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day in Denmark, even though the florists and candy stores really want us to. I guess that means that some are beginning to take this American holiday seriously, but not me.
But since I know that I have got readers from all over the world, I decided to take this opportunity to nail some of the pinks in my stash of untrieds. First one up is Avon’s “Viva Pink”, that I received via a swap with lovely Anastasia from Little World of Coloured Nails.
This is what I’d describe as a Barbie pink crème, it applies easily and covers well in two coats. Drying time is a bit on the slow side, so I added a few drops of Sally Hansen Dry Kwik to speed things up.
Here’s a pic of it. It’s not colour accurate. The pic shows a coral tone, that the polish doesn’t actually have. I don’t know why this particular pink made my cam go crazy (and illustrates why it’s not possible for me to totally trust other people’s swatches online – I know that what you see isn’t necessarily what you get in the bottle):
Then I added a layer of glitter from Golden Rose. It’s called 165, and is a mix of small glitters, hexagons and bar glitter, in magenta, silver and holographic. It’s also a polish that Anastasia sent me! My intention was to just put glitter on half the nails, but this is definitely a topper, so the contrast wasn’t big enough for my likings. So: I ended up applying glitter to all of the nails. When I made the pics ready for this post, I realized that I hadn’t taken any pics of this particular step…
Then I stamped on my ring finger, my middle finger and my thumb, using a stamping plate from Bundlemonster: BM02 and Sally Hansen Insta-Dry “Wined up”, which is a lovely, deep red, shimmery polish.
I painted stripes on the remaining nails, using a striper polish from NYX Ink called “Deep Red”. It’s a perfect name for it, because it’s exactly what it is, LOL!
I think this is a quite nice mani for Valentines Day! :)
Here is a picture of three of the four polishes I used. The Golden Rose must really have felt left out!
So here’s a picture of it on its own. I’m usually not a bar glitter fan, but I like this polish!
That’s it. My second take on a Vday mani! :)
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day where you live?