Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Day 6: Purple, Relaxed 31 Day Challenge

Howdy y'all!!! I am so excited!!!  Today is my 101st post and I've hit 101 followers!!  Y'all are the absolute best!!!  You are all helping make my dream come true! And I thank you!!!  I also have the prizes for my next giveaway!!  So be on the lookout over the next few days for the info on how to sign up.  And if that isn't enough, today is the day!!!  It's PURPLE!!!  My absolute favorite color in the entire world!!  The hard part of this challenge was narrowing down what to use.  I finally went with two untrieds.  (Honestly, I'm not doing this entire challenge with untrieds!!)  Here's my final look:
I Used
China Glaze- Gothic Lolita
Maybelline- Lavender Sparks

This is my sort of gradient French tip kind of design.  LOL!  I started with two coats of China Glaze Gothic Lolita.  Gothic Lolita is a medium purple/fuchsia with a purple shimmer.  This was an odd polish.  Don't get me wrong, I love the color.  In the bottle it's just  like I escribe.  On the nail, it's a much darker purple and the shimmer is non-existent.  But it's a gorgeous color. 

Maybelline Lavender Sparks is a clear based polish with micro lavender glitter and small and medium round holographic glitter.  It is beyond gorgeous.  I did the gradient by starting in the center of my nail and brushing towards the tip.  Once that was dry, I started about 3/4 of the way up my nail and brushed to the tip.  The third time I just painted the very tip.  Since it's a typical glitter polish it has to build up, but you don't end up with thick tips.
Out of focus to show holo
Hope y'all enjoyed it.  Be sure to check the other fabulous ladies designs and check back tomorrow for black and white!  Happy Polishing!!