Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day part II


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?

12 comments:

  1. Cute mani! I also have Viva Pink :).
    In Ukraine this holiday is celebrated mainly among youth, there're some Valentine's cards and heart shaped souvenirs selling in the shops

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    1. I am pretty sure that I actually got to know Viva Pink from your blog, so thanks :)
      More and more Valentine's day things are being displayed in the shops here. I wonder if people take it more seriously than I realize...

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  2. Since I'm not a big fun of pink, but this mani is very pretty and excellent for V-day! And I like the combination of colors :)
    Yes, we celebrate V-day but this day is only for people who have a sweetheart :) And for others it's an ordinary day of week.

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    1. Thank you - I must admit that I think that the pink and the reds go really well together. :)

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  3. It's so not you - but it's sweet nevertheless ;)

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    1. Sweet is good, as long as it's not too often :D

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  4. So cute and pretty! We celebrate, but nothing too out of the ordinary. We usually just go out to dinner if we can find a restaurant that isn't overly crowded. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. A nice dinner out sounds like a great thing to do; I really like that too :)

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  5. Ohh Weee I love this One!!! Cuteness

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