Thursday, April 30, 2015

A2Z Challenge: Y is for You

We’re approaching the end of this weekly challenge really fast! This week the theme is “you”, and have you guessed what I’m going to do? No? Rainbows obviously! I love rainbows, both because they’re pretty, but also because I like the symbolism. Every person has both sunshine and rain in their lives, and together it might turn out really pretty, like rainbows.

I did a rainbow gradient. I love gradients too, but I’m never really satisfied with them. I’ll get back to that later.

Here’s my “You”-mani:


I used five different polishes from El Corazón’s Matte Effect collection. Four of them are neons. The topper is from LynBDesigns and is called Iocaine Powder.


I especially like the middle finger with the orange and pink, I think those two look amazing together.


Here are the polishes:

El Corazon: 145-neon, 141-neon, 143-neon, 144-neon, m&s160, LynBDesigns: Iocaine Powder

The reason I’m never really satisfied with my gradients is because of the clean up. I use liquid latex around the cuticles, but the polish still manages to get right in there. I dip a small brush in acetone and try to remove the polish, but no matter how many times I do it, the polish stays there. It looks really easy when the girls do it on Youtube, but I haven’t gotten it right just yet. My theory is that their cuticles are less dry than mine, and thus the polish lets go easier, but that’s just a theory. I use tons of hand cream, cuticle moisturisers and oil, but it doesn’t seem to make any difference. *pouts*

Anyway, let me finish this post by showing you something funny. The acetone has now eaten up the bristles on my brush! :D


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


26 comments:

  1. Great mani in colours I love. These El Corazon neons are so cute!

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    1. Thank you! I have to say that the EL Corazóns are really awesome! :)

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  2. Oww, it's pretty :D - I like how bright it is!

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    1. I am super pleased to hear that, thank you! :)

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  3. I love the neon rainbow! Wow, I wouldn't have thought acetone is so acid-ish!

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    1. I was quite surprised over how much of my brush the acetone had eaten! :D

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  4. Striking colors and a fun looking mani. I have to add soon some El Corazon polishes to my collection.

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    1. I am sure you won't regret it if you do :)

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  5. What an amazing mani. So colourful and bright. Love it :-D

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  6. OMG, look at that brush!! Hehe, I guess I should stay away from acetone ;)
    Love your gradient!

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    1. Thank you! And yes, that is quite amazing how much of the brush that disappeared :D

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  7. I love rainbows and I especially love neon rainbows! Very pretty and I'm hearing your pain about dry cuticles. With acetone use a hair brush rather than a synthetic one, they last longer

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    1. Some day I might crack the code, and until then I'm going to grumble over the clean up :D
      I know about the hair brushes, but I thought this could make it for a little while, hahaha!

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  8. I love how you interpreted 'You' theme!!! gorgeous neons!

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  9. Rainbow! I love rainbows and yours is gorgeous <3

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