Friday, December 28, 2012

Nail Friday - Revlon & Essie

Nail Friday is here! AKA Get Aleks using her nail polish!  I am not the greatest at applying nail polish, I have little patience.  I love and adore my polish but I wish I had a magically fairy to do it for me! ;)  So, disclaimer...I'm not trying to be a pro nail blogger I'm just trying to motivate me; AND YOU!!! to use my huge nail polish stash!

This is today's look.  I just love the contrast of my skin tone with this colour! The purple base is Revlon's TopSpeed in Cloud.  

The accent nail has one of my favouritest polishes in the world.  It's Essie's Shine of the Times.  It's a flakey multi-dimensional shimmery finish.  It actually looks like fish scales.  I am so scared to use it, that I only use it as an accent.  I think I'll need to grab a backup of two of this!

This is what the bottle of Revlon looks like.  As you can see the colour pretty much matches how it looks in the bottle.  I found this polish at Dollarama for $2.  It took me 3 coats to get that opaque look and it was a bit runny.  Drying time was good.

This is Essie's special Luxe Effects polish Shine of the Times.  I can't believe I almost passed this up.  This is one of the holy grails of my nail polish collection!  It actually does reflect all these colours! As you can see in my pic, it hits the reds nicely as well! This was about $9.00 and I picked it up at Walmart.  I know they're not carrying all the luxe effects in their displays anymore but if you see this one, it's a must have! I used 2 coats of this on my accent nail.

I just love this colour, what do you think? Is this a colour you would wear?  Do you have either?

 Hope you have a wonderful weekend, girls!!

XO
~A

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Aleks!!! :)
    I love that lilac colour...Revlon has tons of hidden gems. I love your accent nail as well. Soo pretty! Nicely done!

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    1. Revlon does..did you see their sale site $2 each polish..eek!

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  2. This looks so pretty! I really want Shine Of The Times. I own Revlon Cloud though and it's such a pretty and unique colour.

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    1. Cloud is beautiful! I noticed they took Shine Out of the Times out of their regular display..the other 4 luxe effects are still there! I wonder why?

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  3. That's a pretty color, I recently bought Revlon's charming and it's a gorgeous light lilac color. I really want to check this one out as well:)

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    1. ahhh yes, I think I've seen that colour! I got cloud at dollarama!

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  4. I really like this color! I will hunt it down next time I'm at the drugstore! :) x

    natalielovesbeauty.blogspot.ca

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    1. Do you have a Dollarama? That's where I got mine!

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  5. I nominated you for the VB Award http://lovinglifefun.blogspot.ca/2013/01/i-was-surprise-to-be-nominated-by.html

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