Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Dark and Vampy Manicure

     For today's post, I decided to use 2 nail polishes from The Giver Collection by China Glaze. When this collection first came out I rushed to my local sally's because I just had to have the whole thing. In fact, they were pulling them out of the shipping boxes for me.  I happily purchased each one, brought them home, added them to my collection list, organized them in my helmer and there they have sat, unloved and unused. It's a common tale for me, I tend to be more of a polish collector than a user but I'm working on changing that. Which is why when I decided to get a jump on my fall colored manicures I went with two untried polishes with a dark and vampy fell to them.

     Now if you've read my blog for any length of time you might remember me saying that I stayed away from the dark, deep , rich polish colors because I thought they would make my nails look shorter. As a former nail biter, I was proud of the fact that I could finally grow my nails out without them peeling and breaking right away and I didn't want my polish to take away from that. Wow, was I missing out on a lot of beautiful colors! Just take a look for yourself.

      The dark colors didn't take away from my nail length at all. In fact, I think they make my nails look better. More sophisticated even. And as much as I love wearing fun nail art, I like to rock a classy sophisticated look from time to time.

     The polishes I used to create this simple look are Prey Tell and Boundary of Memory. I think they go together flawlessly how about you?   

     Prey Tell is a dark wine color creme with a tad more red undertone than I was expecting. It shows up more in real life than my camera wanted to capture but you can see evidence of the redness up near my cuticle line. The application was smooth and even with full opacity after 2 coats.

     Boundary of Memory had surprisingly dense glitter coverage with each coat, again I was able to reach full opacity after 2 coats. You will find black, silver, brown and copper colored glitters in this beauty.  

     My final thoughts are you don't have to be a Picasso to create great nail art. Sometimes all you need is the perfect accent nail. What are some of your favorite polishes to use as accents? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

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