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Thursday, December 22, 2011

I sure am good at subtle-

I had big plans for this mani.  I really did.  I was gonna wow you guys like there's no tomorrow.  What happened you ask?  Well you'll have to read on to find out.

I realized that I hadn't used my beloved Rescue Beauty Lounge polish in a while.  So I grabbed my Piu Mosso which is a dark blue with this great orange shimmer.  I thought I'd play up the shimmer and stamp with orange polish.  I thought wrong.

First up-the required silly bottle shot.



Wait a minute you ask?  I don't see any orange polish in that picture.  Read on my friend, read on.  I polished with the RBL and the first layer showed this incredible orange shimmer and I was all sorts of excited.  I think this is the world's perfect polish formula.  I had forgotten how awesome it is.  I next did the second coat as always and wait a minute-the orange disappeared!  All I was left with was a super nice dark blue which I love but I really had in mind to play up the orange shimmer remember?  Here are your shots.

Sun

Sun


Shade

Shade
Yes you can still see shimmer but it is not orange anymore.  I was so disappointed.  Of course, I had to change tactics and pick a different polish to stamp with.  I decided to go with A England Tristam.  I had seen this all over the blogs and still hadn't tried my own yet.  This is a medium blue with holo goodness.  I used plate XL I but it won't matter to you because you can't see the design.  What you get is really cool holo shimmer but the design got lost in the subtlety.  I topped it off with my usual funky french.  Here it is.

Sun

Shade

Indoors

Sun

Shade

Close Up

Macro
Even though it's not the mani I started out with in my head, I think this actually came out really cool.  I just love the sparkle of the holo Tristam and need to do a full mani with it.  I realize you can't see the design, but in a way that's ok because of the shimmer and glow in the sun.  The other nice thing? It didn't stain when I took it off.  That's what I love about RBL polish too.

I really would have loved to see my original idea of the orange shimmer stamp.  I wish more of the orange showed through like it does in the bottle.  In my mind, this is still a keeper, subtle as it is.

What do you guys think?



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