Above & Below: A close-up of the thumb because I couldn't bend it enough to get a decent shot of it in the other photos. Do you see a difference in the whiteness of my nails below? Index and Middle are with Rock Hard base coat and Ring and Pinkie are using Color Club Milky White Base Coat.
Above & Below: Orly Once Upon A Time and China Glaze Retro Diva set in Get Down Tonight.
Below: China Glaze LOL, DV8, BFF, Color Club Milky White Base Coat.
My order from Victoria Nail Supply arrived yesterday and it was everything I was hoping for. I ordered Friday and received it Tuesday via UPS from Georgia to Michigan. Yen included some literature I asked for and the Color Club Milky White Base Coat. Everything was packaged well and there were also some music download cards from China Glaze included. Excellent service, thanks Yen! I really didn't know what the base coat was because the bottle says "French Manicure Base Coat." It's designed to whiten your nails so when you get a sheer manicure (such as a French), your nail beds look clean/white. My nails aren't terribly stained, but I wouldn't make a habit of leaving them completely unpainted and wearing them like that too often. They are not perfectly bright white and they just don't appeal to me in their naked state! Anyway, I used one coat of the CC Base Coat on my pinkie and ring fingers and my usual Rock Hard on my middle and index fingers and I could instantly tell a difference. It whitened up the entire nail and the tips seems much whiter and brighter. It almost looks like I have a very subtle French manicure. I was not familiar with this product but now I'm happy I tried it because it gives great results. Yen is graciously offering this product FREE to my readers if you mention 'Body and Soul' in the comments section of your order. Or you can choose 3 pair of OPI toe separators instead of the Color Club Milky White Base Coat. See details and expiration date on your right in the 'Tip Jar' column. What do you think about Orly's newest offering? I love the name of the collection and the shades totally won me over. Orly seems to be getting pretty edgy this year with their color offering.
I may get some of my new China Glazes swatched and posted later today. I ended up posting twice yesterday too, which is rare for me. I have all these lists of things I want to post about, but they're growing faster than I can keep up. I want to start doing my "Brand Focus" posts I used to do once a week which I've neglected for the past month, so I'm going to start that up again tomorrow with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes. And last but not least, our winner for the first of two Body & Soul July drawings is Kellie G. from the blog Also Known As. Kellie posts some beautiful shots of her nails, some music videos she enjoys, and other interesting things, so if you're not familiar with it, check it out! Congratulations, Kellie!