Monday, December 3, 2012
An Experiment in Purple
I'm moving in a little over a week. I've been doing a lot of packing and reorganizing. I actually found a box tucked in the back of my closet that was from the last time I moved over three years ago.
And guess what? There was nail polish in that box!
In this forgotten stash I found a bottle of Rimmel Pink Flash, a very pretty color-shift topcoat, and a bottle of Sinful Colors Rich in Heart, which is a very deep plum with a touch of red shimmer. There was also a ton of assorted art stuff in the same box, including a container of Micropearl Pearl-Ex powdered pigment.
I thought it would be fun to try to incorporate all three of these finds into the same manicure.
I started with three coats of Sinful Colors Rich in Heart. After allowing it to dry, I applied two coats of Rimmel Pink Flash. Pink Flash gave the dark plum color of Rich in Heart a very pretty frosted finish, but I thought the application was a tad streaky. To disguise this, I applied a top coat and sprinkled the Micropearl Pearl-Ex powdered pigment over my nails while it was still wet. It resulted in very pretty silvery splotches and the streaks are no longer noticeable.
I can't believe I had all this laying hidden in the back of my closet! I wonder what else I have?