Thursday, April 23, 2015

A2Z Challenge: X is for Xtra special



Xtra special, huh? I thought about this challenge for a bit now, not really sure how to interpret it. I mean, we’ve had unusual recently, so I wanted to think differently with Xtra special.

I decided to pick a polish that is extra special to me: Color Club’s “Ruby Slippers”. You probably know it: It’s a red jelly with red microglitter, and it’s related to other polishes with names after red footwear: Ruby Pumps, Ruby Red Slippers, you name it. Scooby dooby ruby booby newbie gooby red slippers. And so on. The Color Club version is my ultimate favourite. I got it from my boyfriend a long, long while ago, which obviously makes it more special to me. I love that he supports my hobby the way he does.

So Ruby Slippers is the base for this mani – which I made for the challenge today. Here it is:


It’s two coats of Ruby Slippers, a layer of topcoat, and when that was dry I taped my nails and painted the black with Golden Rose Matte #12, a plain black one coater. A little red nail stud completed the look.


Just to prove that Ruby Slippers is special to me, I am going to show you what it looks like on its own. Here’s two easy coats and a layer of topcoat. I adore this polish; it’s perfect! 


Now, how would you girls have interpreted this theme? What would your extra special nails have looked like?


You should definitely check out what the other girls did this week too! I can’t wait myself!


20 comments:

  1. Great mani, eccentric and elegant.

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    1. Thank you so much, my mission is complete then! :)

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  2. Love it, and seems this letter stumped a few of us x

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  3. I see why this is special to you, it's gorgeous, and I love the mani you created!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm super pleased you like it :)

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  4. I hope there will be another round of this challenge after this one!

    Anyway, this is really an awesome polish! Indeed the best including the words ruby and shoes. Maybe I would have chosen one that means something special to me, too.

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    1. There is another challenge coming up, but I haven't decided whether I am going to participate or not yet :)

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  5. I just looooooooove the red polish!! Amaziing! :-)

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    1. I should go for that more often, should't I :)

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  7. Great mani and that red is stunning :-D

    Lol I'm not sure what mine would look like. I'd need to think about it!!!

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    1. Please let me know if you come up with something, I would love to know :)

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  8. love the combination between the black and the red shade!
    x

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    1. Yes!! Red and black together always work for me ^_^

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  9. This mani looks great, kind of mysterious :D

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    1. I conclude that my mission is complete then, thank you! :)

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