Wednesday, March 14, 2012

NOTD -- "Eye Popping Poppy" Glittering Half Moons


Hey everyone! Today I have a fun NOTD for you! This Spring, I'm loving anything poppy.. and Ulta is squelching all of my lemmings. They have new poppy scented bath products, poppy-colored lip gloss, and (of course) poppy nail polish! I'm loving it!

I immediately knew I wanted to pair my bright poppy polish with a neutral one to achieve one of Spring's hottest trends.. and I settled on a simple half moon mani, since I haven't done one in a while. Honestly, though, this is one of those manis that just kept evolving.. but I absolutely adore how it turned out!

I started with a base of essence Modern Romance, which is a very delicate pinky-nude. Then I applied a coat of SV and used hole reinforcers for my guides as I painted Ulta's Eye Popping Poppy on my tips. Something was still lacking, so I dabbed some essence Space Queen on top of Modern Romance for a little sparkle, and it looked better.. but there was still something missing. I applied a row of silver hex glitters on my ring fingers for some bling, and it was perfection! One more coat of SV sealed everything in and made it nice and shiny!

What do you think? I'm sad I'm going to have to take this off for my St. Patrick's Day mani.. But I've been looking forward to that one for a while! :)

3 comments:

  1. I love this!! That red color is phenomenal, I love how it looks with the nude half moons =)

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  2. Thanks, love! I was SUPER pleased with how it turned out. I'll definitely have to try it again with some of the colors from ChG ElectroPop.. I think that would be fun! :D

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  3. I love the half moon ..how do I do that??

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