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Apr. 20.

Manicure Monday: Nails to Match my Mood

nails-thumbLast week wasn’t the best of weeks for me. There was lots of medical stuff to handle, but I got through it, and it’s the start of a new week. It is always good to start the week off positively, especially with such lovely weather waiting just outside the window! To work with my mood, which is nice and upbeat (it helps that I am starting to see progress from my get fit work) I wanted something on my nails to match my mood. This is what I came up with.

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It would be too easy to go for my favourite blue (Sinful Colors, Blue By You) which is packed with glitter and looks like the Mediterranean on my nails. Instead I went to a polish that has been on my shelf for a while without getting much love. It satisfies so many requirements for my mood inspired nails. It is light, springlike and pastel. It is an upbeat colour. It’s just what I need. It is I Need a Refresh-Mint, from the Wet n Wild Megalast Range. I also wanted some kind of accent that catches the light. Glitter would probably be too much. But, I had an alternative. One from Inglot. A shimmer in a clear base, which changes between gold and blue-green depending on how the light hits it. No clever or creative name here. Very simply it is shade 205.

Application of the mint was nice, but not without issues. It has quite a wide brush. For most nails that is grand, but I had a little difficulty with my little fingers, as when he brush spread, it spread over the sides. Nothing a quick cleanup couldn’t fix, but still mildly annoying. It also on coat 2 started to drag on a couple of nails a little. I believe it was down to my working too quickly, and got tidied easily on coat 3, which otherwise wouldn’t have been necessary. When it dried though, the colour was beautifully intense, so I would be happy to work with it. The shimmer was a delight, applying densely after a couple of passes, and added what looked like a opalescent fish-scale effect. I think it looked exceptionally pretty.

There was one issue with the shimmer though, which these pictures demonstrate.

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Without flash, everything looks delightful. You can see the shimmer on my ring finger perfectly. Under flash however, the light hitting part of the nail at an angle causes the shimmer to look green (which it is meant to do), but on top of a green background, it doesn’t do the polish justice, in a static image. Imagine it catching light as the hand is moving though, and the colours are changing between green and gold constantly. It really works, and I think suits my mood perfectly.

Robyn

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Sleek on left, Inglot on right
Mar. 18.

Tried Tuesday: Pigment Eye Shadows

tt-thumbHappy Tried Tuesday everyone! This week I’ve a couple of products that I’ll admit I’ve never actually used, and have been living in the bottom of my eyeshadow drawer. That’s because I’m quite scared of them. They are loose pigment eye shadows.

Sleek on left, Inglot on right

Sleek on left, Inglot on right

The two products specifically are by Sleek and Inglot, and are the Sleek Eye Dust in 694 Sunfest and Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow in shade 44.

Sleek on left, Inglot on Right

Sleek on left, Inglot on right

The reason I’m quite scared of them is because of the colours. The sleek is a really bright yellow, while in the jar the Inglot is what appears to be a forest green. Both are shades that I wouldn’t really know what to do with.

Sleek on left, Inglot on right

Sleek on left, Inglot on right

On the skin I happen to find the sleek to look quite powdery, while the Inglot is quite an interesting prospect. It varies in the light from green to gold, and reminds me of a Chanel polish who’s name I can’t remember right now. I actually think it could be an interesting prospect actually used on the eyes.

That leads me to a question. How would you use these products? Would you recommend either of them for my blue eyes? And what is the name of that Chanel polish (Peridot! Thanks Cuti-Clue-Les)? Let me know below!

Robyn

Note: Products were originally received as part of goody bags, IIRC.

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