Thursday, October 9, 2014

Layering: Blue Beetle

I'm loving Blue Lagoon so much, I just couldn't take it off last night. I felt like painting my nails, so I did a little stamping, (that you can't really see) and a pretty gradient!

Hard Candy Beetle & Blue Lagoon Layering

Layering over Hard Candy Blue Lagoon

Hard Candy Blue Lagoon & Beetle

Hard Candy Beetle & Blue Lagoon

Hard Candy Beetle & Blue Lagoon

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Hard Candy Blue Lagoon
1 Coat Sinful Colors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

1 Day of Wear

Hard Candy Beetle
Color Club The Uptown
1 Coat Rainbow Honey Royal Fruits Scented Top Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

When I was trying to think of what to add to my Blue Lagoon nails last night, I remembered that I had Beetle in my stash. I haven't used it in a while. It's a duochrome that mainly flashes red to gold, but there are occasions when I'll spot a tiiiiiiny little sliver of green at just the right angles.

While Beetle might not have been the best choice for stamping, it was an excellent polish to use for a gradient! My stamped nails mostly have butterflies, with the exception of one that has a bird and some flowers. (I know... I can't really see it either.) I used the only 2 stamping plates I have, the ones that came with this kit. I've definitely been bitten by the stamping bug. (About time, right?!?)

You may have noticed in my "ingredients" list, Color Club The Uptown... where? Well, I sponged it on top of my Beetle gradients. Pretty sure most of the flakes stuck to the sponge, and the polish didn't really add much to the layering. But, it's on there, I promise! ;)

I seriously love my nails right now, and I really, really love Blue Lagoon! It's such a fun, bright shade of polish! I've noticed that lately, I'm going more for bright, statement nails that stand out from my outfit rather than being all matchy-matchy. Huh.

What do you think of this layering? 

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