Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holy Grail Nails.

Ok, so you all know of my obsession with anything cobalt blue, and it doesn't stop with clothing or accessories. I'm SO obsessed with nail color lately...which is weird, because my entire life my nails were the ONE thing I wouldn't experiment with (Essie Mademoiselle all the way, no exceptions.)

The other day I decided that I HAD to have cobalt nails, and of course I can't find an exact true cobalt, so off to mixing we go!

I applied one coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Blue It, and topped it with one coat of Jesse's Girl in Blue Moon...and got EXACTLY the cobalt foil look that I wanted:

sally hansen blue it, jesse's girl blue moon
sally hansen blue it, jesse's girl blue moon
Equally as obsessive is my new found interest in glitter polish. Thus, here we are.

I was originally going to mix my own with blue craft glitter and clear polish (and still might), but for now I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Shooting Star (which looks like this alone, not my pic).

It wasn't as true blue as the effect I wanted, but it'll do for now.

Like I said, I'd planned to find cobalt craft glitter and pack it on with clear topcoat, but this was easy for the time being. And I really do love the effect. It's already peeled off (I did this...2 days ago?), but that's totally my fault. I hadn't planned on glitter originally, and I had 2 coats of polish + a topcoat, than added 2 coats of glitter and another coat of topcoat, so with 6 coats, it was bound to chip immediately.

Next I'm going to tackle cobalt bling nails, a blue version of Katy Perry's Swaraovski nails...

But first, I'm going to play with the other new polishes I bought the other night. Fuschia glitter, anyone? ;)


3 Responses to "Holy Grail Nails."
Shannon said...
November 19, 2009 2:27 PM

They look GORGEOUS!!! Loving the bright blue!! (And GLITTER!)

fifi said...
November 20, 2009 2:53 AM

LOOOVELY! i might just try something like that for tommorow haha


Retrodiva said...
November 22, 2009 9:16 PM

Love that blue! And where have I been that I didn't know Jessie's Girl had a nail polish line? Obvs living under a rock.

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