Above & Below: Color Club's Green with Envy, indoors with a flash.
Below: Some of what's blooming in our backyard right now. As always, click on pictures for added size and detail.
First, I'd like to take a minute to wish Tuli over at Tuli's Nail Polish & Stuff a very Happy Birthday today! A few more of my Color Clubs for you...today I am showing your Feel the Beat, a shimmery shade of burnt sienna (remember that Crayon color?) and one of the sparkly ones, Object of Envy. Feel the Beat applied nicely in 2 coats, as is the case with most Color Clubs. I then decided to mattify it using NailTek Foundation II. Keep in mind that Foundation II was not designed for this purpose (it's a fantastic base coat though and also adds strength to thinner nails), and you may run into drying issues (as in it never really dries) by using it this way. I prefer to use an actual top coat that's made for matting the finish, but the NailTek was sitting on my desk, so I just tried it out to show you what this would look like with a matte finish. I was using NailTek as my base because when using glitters that tend to apply unevenly, as is the case with Green with Envy, a base coat like this gives a roughed-up finish to the nail and helps the glitter adhere better and apply more evenly. Green with envy is shown in 3 thinner coats and dried very well. As with most glitters, it is difficult to remove, but it's the price you must pay for such blingy goodness!
I updated my Mini Bar column on the right with some products I've been using recently, so check it out. One of the items is Nailtek Foundation II which as I said above, is a very good base coat/treatment.