Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing! Round 9!


Happy Saturday polished world!  How are you all doing today?  Nothing new to report here!  I'm so happy it's the weekend.  I need to catch up on some sleep and bake either a cake or cookies.  I've been craving baked goods all week, and the mini Chips Ahoy I was getting from the vending machine really weren't hitting the spot.  They were good, just not as good as something fresh out of the oven!

First things first though, I have to get this blog post written and posted, otherwise Amanda may slap me.   Yes, it is time for another round of Bestie Twin Nails with Amanda from Fashion Footing!  It's been quite the long process for this month's feature!  We were inspired by this pretty pink manicure by Young Wild and Polished.  

Now, here comes the part about why Amanda would have come to my state and slapped me if I didn't get the post up.  We selected this manicure back when it was originally posted which according to Nicole's IG post, it was two months ago.  Amanda and I realized we didn't have the proper colors, so we both went on a search for the perfect rose mauve polish like Nicole used.  Well, Amanda found them not only in her stash, but also at her local store.  I, however, was unable to find anything similar other than the Essie Nicole used.  While it was a gorgeous polish, I wasn't spending $8.50 on one manicure.

So Amanda had already done the pink version (twice because she forgot she purchased new polishes for it and just haaaad to use those ones), and I just couldn't find anything.  Therefore, Amanda came up with the idea to switch the colors to blue, which I had no problem with since I love blue.

This meant Amanda painted this design for a third time, and I finally got my butt around to paint it just once.  Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Boho Blues
  • China Glaze - License and Registration Pls
  • Sally Hansen - Breezy Blue

Love these new China Glaze polishes from the Road Trip Collection!  Boho Blues is a gorgeous periwinkle polish which I have searched day in and day out for.  A year or so ago I found Sail La Vie by Sinful Colors, but I rarely used it because I couldn't find a back up.  It would figure that China Glaze releases this beauty at the same time Sinful Colors makes Sail La Vie part of their core collection.  Regardless, I'm thrilled to have Boho Blues in my collection!  It's gorgeous and worked great for nail art!


License and Registration Pls is a perfect blue polish.  I own so many blues, but this one is rather unique in comparison to those I already have.  To me, it's kind of like a crelly.  It applied evenly in two coats and dried with such a gorgeous shine.  I can see myself using this a lot for bases for nail art.  It's just such a unique dark blue!

Overall, I loved the look.  The "X" design on the index finger was the most difficult to re-create, but I think it came out well!

What do you think?  Fan of the manicure?  Happy I finally got around to doing it and posting it??

Make sure to check out Amanda's post!

Until next time, <3.