China Glaze Lite Brites- Let’s Jam and What I Like About Blue!
I did this manicure some time ago but I just saw I never posted it on the blog, so here it is.
China Glaze Let’s Jam is from the Lite Brites Collection for 2016. Lilac with blue shimmer- visible on the nail. Looks like spring on the nails.
China Glaze What I Like About Blue- hmm, sea blue with golden shimmer, dries matte. When there is no top coat applied the strokes from the brush are visible. The application wasn’t the best experience- one coat is not enough, and when you put a second one it has to be very thick, otherwise 3 coats for leveling it…
I did some stamping using nail polishes from the Layla Mirror Effect range for the circles, and then topped it with some feathers.
The weather gets hotter so I decided to do a paisley gradient manicure with OPI, Barry M and some stamping. For that particular mani I used three OPI nail varnishes: OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI, Flamingo Tini Pink and You’re Such a Budapest. They are such nice muted pastel colors so I thought they are perfect for purpose especially when combined with a bright stamping.
For the paisley stamping I used Barry M Guava and Creative Shop Stamper.
OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI is from the Venice 2015 Collection and is a muted dusky light grey. I used it as the base for the whole project. Nice coverage and quite opaque with 2 coats.
OPI Flamingo Tini Pink is from the limited edition Hello Flamingo Collection and is a bubblegum pink pastel. Pretty nice tbh.
OPI You’re Such a Budapest– from the Spring 2013 Euro Centrale Collection. Dusky lilac greyish, kinda periwinkle? Gotta test it alone in a mani some day.
Spring has sprung and it’s time for some strawberries. So here it is – OPI S-ageless Beauty!
OPI S-ageless Beauty is a muted pistachio green polish from the brand’s Infinite Shine 2 series – something like a gel effect nail polishes that should last longer, have intense colors and shine until removed.
I did some free-hand nail art aiming for strawberries. And then I decide to matte it- it looked really nice :
The manicure lasted good 6-7 days will I decided to change it. But to be fair I kinda don’t know if this Infinite Shine 2 polish delivers what is promised as usually the nail polishes last on my nails until I decide to change.