Hello ladies and gents. I’m still unpacking my goodies and have been busy at work. I know at least a couple of people have been dying to see Starry Starry Night, but my nails need a filing, a light buff and some TLC before I’m ready to show them to the world again! I also got a paraffin spa that I want to try out and review for you. But for now, I’m going to post a little something I did before I went to the USA.
Here’s a franken I attempted to do before I got the air conditioner. You can see the bubbles in the finish because it wasn’t drying properly, but I like the color. There are quite a few pinks and neons with iridescent flash (like the Color Club Neon Voltage collection). For me, it’s not an everyday color, so I’m just happy to add some iridescent eyeshadow or pigment (technically called “interference pigment”) to a bright shade. These shades typically look like a pearly white but have a flash of color.
This is Orly Berry Blast with a wee bit of MAC Frozen pigment. (Or maybe it’s called Frozen White? In any case, it’s a blue interference pigment that looks white in the jar, but flashes blue in polish or on the skin. ) I wanted the color to have a stronger blue flash, but I didn’t want to lighten the pink. I just wanted to make a duochrome, but I think this shade is more of an iridescent shimmer. Still nice and summery.
I decided to jazz things up with a Konad pattern I almost never use: the sort of patchwork quilt one on plate M70 and Konad special polish in black. Something a little different but I’m going to try and use all the Konad designs I have as a sort of personal Konad challenge.
In other news, I have a little peeve from the US: In a lot of stores, there were announcents about “Summer is ending- stock up on back-to-school items now!” I mean, the kids are going back at the very end of August. Do we have to keep inundating everyone with this stuff a full 3-4 weeks before school begins? It’s sort of like the Christmas decorations well before Halloween. I’m all for being festive, but it’s a little too much.
I guess that’s the long way of saying I’m not quite ready to get into fall shades yet.
Also: Have you noticed the new Categories at the top right of the page? I’ve tagged all the posts by color, so if you want to search Reds, Yellows, etc. just click on the category! I thought that would be an easier way to organize the archives a bit.