Sunday, October 26, 2014

El Corazón ~ 423/40 Prisma



El Corazón ~ 423/40 Prisma
Lilac scattered holo

and

El Corazón ~ 529 b Confetti
Purple jelly packed with purple and holo microglitter

I started doing a mani that apparently wasn’t meant to be today. Sometimes it’s just like that, grrr.

Anyway, I started out with two layers of El Corazón’s #40 from the Prisma collection. It was really separated, I’ve never experienced that extreme a separation before. It took 20 minutes of vigorousl shaking before it all came together again. It was so bad that it took 5 minutes of shaking before I could even hear the mixing balls again! O_o

Bur once mixed…great formula, good coverage, good drying time. Two coats is what it took to make it look like this:


 
It’s a bit pale for me, but I actually quite like it.


I aimed for a tape mani, but I couldn’t get it right. First attempt: The tape pulled the underlaying polish off. Next attempt: A layer of fast drying topcoat, waited for 15 minutes after the topcoat. And the tape pulled the polish off again!! Argh! Third attempt: The polish stayed on, but my lack of motor coordination made me dent two of the nails on my left hand before I even got started on the right hand. Dagnabbit!!!
Then I realized the truth of it: The tape mani wasn’t meant to be! So I made random dots on the fingers on the right hand with El Corazón #529 b from the Confetti Collection. It’s a gorgeous purple glitter which works perfectly on its own.

Here’s the final mani:


Look at the holo glitter goodness both on the nails and in the bottle!



Here’s a low light picture:



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Durability: I wish I knew :D
Finish: Scattered holo / glitter
Overall impression: I love both these polishes – El Corazón is a great brand!
Buy again: Yes

15 comments:

  1. Hehe, that's why a rarely do tape manicures! I don't have the patience to wait for the layers to dry before I want to move on to the next step :D I love dotticures though, both doing and seeing them on nails! Beautiful lilac and dotticure!

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    1. That tape was driving me totally nuts! I got soooo frustrated :D

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  2. It is very pale - but oh WOW - so pretty with the dots <3

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    1. It would look fantastic alone on someone with a tan! Thank you :)

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  3. Tha soft color is soooo pretty! The dots are a great match!

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    1. Thank you, I'm pleased to hear you like it :)

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  4. Such a sweet colour and a cute dotticure on top. :-)

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  5. I'm feeling your pain sometimes its just not meant to be :(. But seriously the dotticure is just too cute:) lovely lilac holo.

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    1. It can be sooo frustrating when it just won't work! I'm not THAT patient! :D

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  7. What a gorgeous holo <3 nice dots too :-)

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