Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sally Hansen La Vida Polka Accent Mani

La Vida Polka Accenticure

Sally Hansen La Vida Polka Accent Mani

La Vida Polka by Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen La Vida Polka, Revlon Holographic Pearls & Diamond Texture

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
4 Coats Sally Hansen La Vida Polka
1 Coat SinfulColors Out of this World (accent)
1 Coat Revlon Diamond Texture (accent)
2 Coats Revlon Holographic Pearls (accent)
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat (non-accent)
1 Coat Seche Vite

On Wednesdays, pink is usually the last color I end up wearing on my nails. So today worked out nicely! I needed something a little girly and a little sparkly. I've noticed that pink nails with glittery accents are my girly go-to manicure. But I'm constantly finding new pink polishes to try, and this time is no exception!

La Vida Polka has been sitting in my stash for a little while. I think I bought it for Peanut and then she decided she didn't want to sit still for nail painting. It was part of the Xtreme Wear Color Xpression collection from earlier this Summer. Application wasn't bad, just a little frustrating. I kept seeing bald spots that I thought needed fixing. Finally, by the 4th coat, I was pretty happy with how everything looked, but there was a definite hope that La Vida Polka would settle out upon drying. Thankfully, that's exactly what happened.

For my accent nails, I started out with a base of Out of this World and realized it was a little more sheer than I remembered. I switched gears and painted on a coat of Revlon Diamond Texture and was really surprised at the amount of coverage. Definite one-coater. Also, it's an all-silver version of Zoya Tomoko. I've instantly fallen in love! I topped that off with two layers of Holographic Pearls, then added a coat of Seche to smooth everything out. There's just the slightest bit of grit to the touch on my accents.

Funny story about Holographic Pearls... The other night, I was wishing that Mirrorball didn't have those slightly larger pieces of glitter in it when I thought about Holographic Pearls. Convinced that I had bought it months ago, I fruitlessly searched my stash. Nope. Have you ever done that? So, when I went to CVS the other day, I picked up a bottle along with Diamond Texture because I had a coupon for $3 off $9 worth of Revlon. Score!

I feel like it's been a while since I've had a drugstore find like Diamond Texture. Back in the day, you couldn't avoid displays of new, limited edition polishes. Now, they're fewer and further in between. I don't want to say that it's the end of an era, but it sure feels that way, and it has for a little while. I know I can't be the only one to notice! I mean, it's great that with accent manicures, layerings, and nail art, there are a zillion ways to combine what you have and make new looks... but I miss the hunt!

-S

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