Monday, October 5, 2015

Nanacoco - Illusionist

     So looks who's got a post up today! This whole working 2 jobs while raising 3 kids situation has really done a number on my time management. And my heart hasn't been into blogging for a few months so it's been easy to come up with excuses to put it off. In order to try and jump start my mojo, I've got a quick post to share today, and I've committed to a 52-week nail art challenge that will start on Friday. 

     Today I'm sharing a polish from a brand that I have a feeling isn't very well known.  But feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Nanacoco was a brand I stumbled upon on a website called Stucco which sells bulk polish as well as single bottles for a very reasonable price. 

      Illusionist from Nanacoco is a beautiful duo chrome that shifts from amethyst to bright cerulean depending on the lighting. 

     The application was smooth and even with flawless coverage after 2 coats. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat. I really wish I had swatched this during the day so I could have captured the color shift in natural lighting. 

    As much as I liked this polish on its own with its intense color shift I had to dress it up a bit. So I reached for some nail stickers from Born Pretty Store # 6pcs 3D Nail Art Stickers Gold Embossed Texture Heart Star Lace Pattern Decals.

     I thought the little gold swirls were just the right amount of bling without taking away from the duo chrome base. And I still like the look it gave especially since the stickers have an almost cross stitched look to them, but not the execution. As you can see even after 2 thick layers of top coat the outline of the stickers is highly visible. 

   It's not very noticeable in pictures but the nail on my ring finger has a big C curve and the sticker kept wanting to lift up at the edges. Needless to say, this manicure didn't last very long after applying the stickers. 

     Well, that's all I've got for you today. I'm going to try really hard at getting 3 posts up this week and back to my regular posting schedule but if I don't I will see you back here on Friday for my first post in the challenge. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

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