Below: A close up of Barry M. It has red and blue shimmer.
Below: Massini Purple Medallion...too many pictures probably, but this looked so beautiful over Barry M Vivid Purple, I couldn't stop taking pictures! Various lighting used.
Below: My lovely niece, Zia. She just got a horse, one of her life-long dreams. His name is Duke and he's a Quarter Horse. I used to have one too, so now I can live vicariously through her :) She cleans up from her 'barn' look to her 'glam prom' look very well!
Here is another Barry M polish from the lovely Helen and I swear, every time I use one of these I think, "Ooooh, how pretty, I think this is my favorite", until I use the next one and then I change my mind. I have one more left to show you (Coral), but today we have Vivid Purple. It's a glowy grape colored shimmer that had the most perfect application and coverage in just 2 coats. Even my husband commented on what a pretty shade it was. Since I'm trying to practice my Konad stamping while my nails are still short (it seems easier when they're shorter), I thought I'd stamp them using Massini Purple Medallion. I had good luck using a Color Club holo glitter the other day, so I thought this one would be a good choice. Wrong. It didn't pick up and transfer the polish very well at all, so I just decided to paint a solid coat of the Purple Medallion over the Barry M. I've used this Massini many times on it's own, but wow! Over another similar shade it takes on a whole new life, and I like it. What am I saying...I love it! What do you think about it? I've been trying to figure out what type of prizes to offer in my July contest (where the heck did June go so fast?), and with all of the upcoming collections due out, I was a little confused and overwhelmed. After playing with this Massini and recalling how great these polishes are and the fact that they're difficult for many people to obtain, I think I'll put something together using Massini's as a prize. How does that sound?
Not related to nail polish, but my niece (who loves nail polish and make up!) recently got a horse and I wanted to share some pictures of that with you. She lives in South Carolina, so I only see her about once a year. She'll be 16 next month, even though she's still a little girl to Aunt Mary! My sister (her Mom) asked me to get her some Konad items so I'll be sending those her way shortly. Maybe I can get her to e-mail me her finished nails once she's had a chance to use it and I can share those here.