Showing posts with label Rescue Beauty Lounge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rescue Beauty Lounge. Show all posts

03 July 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Graphic Lilies With Rescue Beauty Lounge

Hi everyone! I'm trying once again to do the GOT Polish Challenge. If you aren't familiar with it, GOT stands for "Golden Oldies Thursdays." Basically you use something from your stash that is at least a year old. I've started this challenge three times and dropped out after the first two or three prompts. So maybe this time will be a winner!

Rescue Beauty Lounge Aqua Lily

Today's prompt is turquoise, and I had so many great choices, but in the end I went with Rescue Beauty Lounge's Aqua Lily. It's closer to a teal, but still within the turquoise family I think. I bought this beauty when it was rereleased sometime last year, and it sat in the untried pile until now! Shame!

Read on to find out my thoughts on this polish and the nail art I did with it.

04 December 2012

Advent Calendar Nail Challenge, Day 4: Silver

Hi everyone! I'm keeping up as best as I can with the Advent Calendar challenge. Once again I was dealing with poor lighting, so I hope my photos aren't too off.

For this day of the challenge, I decided to do something a bit different than a straightforward colour or a glitter on top of a base colour. I've done a few glitter gradients and thought that would be the perfect technique for today. The glitter gradients I've done in the past have been with one glitter polish, however, I got the idea to use several different glitter polishes from Carissa, maker of Freakshow Polish whom I follow on Instagram (@mrs_cbaker). She does great manis, so you should check her out if you're on Instagram.

Glitter gradient using Rescue Beauty Lounge, Joe Fresh, Essie, and Fanchromatic Nails

For this glitter gradient, I started out with Rescue Beauty Lounge Insouciant, a beautiful dusty lavender polish. I hope to review this and my other new RBLs once I can get a better lighting setup. I then used three different silver glitter polishes for the gradient: Joe Fresh Starry, Fanchromatic Nails Broken Holo Theory, and Essie Set in Stones.

Glitter gradient

I started out with Joe Fresh Starry, a very fine silver glitter with a scattered holo. I used a make up sponge to dab on a fine layer on the first half to 3/4 of my nail. Then still using the makeup sponge I did the same with Broken Holo Theory, which has fine silver holo glitter, as well as silver holo shards. Then I finished with Set in Stones, just covering the tips, but also dragging some down in places to emphasize the gradient. For that one, I did use the sponge again, but I also did a bit of dabbing with the brush. I made sure in between layers to let them dry so I would not lift off previous layers.

Glitter gradient

I really like this mani, especially the mixture of different types of silver glitter--fine holo, shards, non-holo silver hexes. I think it's very festive and shimmery. Maybe a bit too festive for my drawing class tonight, but oh well!

Glitter gradient

So what do you think of this? I think my next step might be to try colour gradients, but they seem very challenging.
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