Saturday, 24 November 2012

Whimsical Half Moons

Happy Saturday!  Yay for weekends!

Today I have a polish to share with you that I have lusted after FOREVER (or since I started reading nail blogs at least).  It's the lovely Revlon Whimsical that I won in a giveaway hosted by Marisa at Polish Obsession, along with Orly Steel Your Heart, which I used in this jigsaw manicure.  Do check out Marisa's blog - she's got fabulous swatches and some really pretty wintry nail art :)

I'd read on blogs in the past about people being disappointed with Whimsical because it was so sheer, so I decided to layer it over a polish.  I whipped out my Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream, and was all ready to go, when I decided that actually Whimsical is a bit more green than that.  So I got out my OPI Mermaid's Tears, but Whimsical's a bit more blue than that...  It's a very interesting colour, to look at it I'd definitely say it was blue, but it's definitely got a green tinge to it when you compare it with other blues.

Anyway, I decided that since the hint of green was so interesting, I'd go with Mermaid's Tears to bring out the green a little more.  Here's what I ended up with.


So this is OPI Mermaid's Tears with three coats of Revlon Whimsical (look at those pretty glitters!).  Then I decided to bring out the pink glitters a little more with some half moons painted on in Barry M Bright Pink.  This is the first time I've tried painting half moons on on top of my design, rather than using hole reinforcers - how do you think I did?

Thank you again Marisa for this gorgeous polish!

What nail polish have you been lusting after recently?


8 comments:

  1. This is lovely Sam :) I am lusting after Orly - Cupcakes and Unicorns and Zoya's Ornate Collection... Among others lol!

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    1. Thank you :) Just the name of that Orly polish is reason enough to lust after it! I have been known to buy polishes just for the names...OPI tend to be the worst for this lol.

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  2. Lovely! I actually just bought this polish last week, haven't used it yet so I couldn't say if I'm gonna like it or not...thanks for the inspiration tho; I was def looking for something outta the normal to do with it!

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    1. Glad I could provide some inspiration! Have you had a chance to try the polish out yet? I'd love to know what you thought :)

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  3. Beautiful, I love the bright colours. I think you did reverse moonies really well, It all looks really neat. Just simply stunning :)

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    1. Thank you :) I really enjoyed wearing the bright colours! Makes a good distraction from the rubbish winter weather :)

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  4. Oh this is gorgeous, I love the colours. <3

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    1. Thank you! I think I might try Whimsical over white as well to show of the colour of it better :)

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