Thursday, April 22, 2010
HELLO FELLOW FOLLOWERS!!
Well, I must say - this has been a very busy 3 days for me swatching and switching and swatching some more!! I will admit if any of these pictures seem a little dinky at some sort or if my hand positioning looks a little weird - It's because I was doing opposite colors on opposite hands to save time.
I am by no means ambidextrious - but I am impatient - so I would take the picture with my right hand of my left hand in an upside down position and then in my little photo program FLIP it and make everything look "normal". :-]
Unless otherwise indicated all of the following is a base coat, white base np (which helps with pastel colors to 'POP' and make them a little more vibrant), 2 coats of np and a top coat.
P.S. for swatching purposes I use CHEAP base and top coats!!
ON WITH THE SHOW!!
First up for your viewing pleasure:
(no white based used)
There wasn't a damn thing lucky about this Four Leaf Clover!! The number should have been 666 instead of 866 - it was the devil and all his demon spawn to try and capture the green that it really is!! I swatched this thing on two different days on two different hands (we only have two anyway, right?) and this is what I kept getting:
IT'S SUPPOSE TO BE A BRIGHT AND VIBRANT GREEN!!
...and get this!! I tried it inside the house, outside the house, in the shade, in the sun, in the closet, out of the closet... ARRRG!! Trust me - I may not know how to fenagal a camera, but I know my damn colors!!!
Here she is in my kitchen window. Pretty perfect pastel pink!! Just girly enough not to make you think of Barbie but not so pink to make you think of Pepto Bismol either!! (or a Mary Kay car of days gone by)
See, she almost looks like a perfect pink bubble from bubbalicious bubble gum! (Don't mind the wonky ring finger - long story that involved, doctors, blood and a very L-O-N-G needle) I digress!! I brought her inside so you could see her in the natural light. She could make any spring outfit chic and classy!!
Minty - this absolutely was - re-freshing - not so much. If I had to say I had a problem with any one of the np in this collection - this was my only problem child - but after a good scalding - she settled down and applied perfectly!! So I guess you could say it was operator malfunction!!
...and here she is inside - why do I suddenly have a taste for peppermint ice cream? She really smoothed out once I applied the top coat. I don't think I'll be having anymore trouble out of her ever again!! She's a beauty, she is!!
And last in this series...
(no white base used)
...and here she is at my window - this is pretty color accurate. She will be getting plenty of action this summer, that's for sure!! She's a beauty!! Application was a dream, coating was just right and the top coat just put it right over the top of magnificent!!
Posted by Audrey at 7:30 AM