Monday, August 27, 2012

Girly & Edgy: Ballet Meets Black Magic


This manicure is prima ballerina mixed with punk rocker. Pretty and feminine, but with enough edge to make it interesting.

A base of OPI - Care To Danse? from the NYC Ballet Soft Shades Spring 2012 Collection. It's a sheer but buildable, very pale lilac with a white base; it seems more pink-toned on the hand as apposed to the more purple hue in the bottle, but very pretty none-the-less. It took 3 coats to build the color up to this opacity - still not fully opaque, with visible nail line showing in direct sunlight. It dried quickly and leveled-off very nicely on its own.

On top of that, we have an indie polish, XOXO Nails - Black Magic. 1 coat displays the small square, and medium and large hexagonal glossy black glitters perfectly. The glitters are suspended in a clear base, and spread out evenly with minimal pushing and placing of the glitter particles. When dried, the glitters are slightly raised from the surface of the nail. However, with a coat of Seche Vite, it smoothed that out to a shiny, glossy finish.

And with that, is the conclusion of my first blog post *phew*! I'd love any and all feedback with regards to the "voice" I've taken with this blog, what you would like to see in future posts, etc.

I hope this was a happy ending to your Monday blues!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's all very new and exciting!

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  2. Awesome first post Kim! :) Can't wait to see more!

    Elissa

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    1. Thanks, Elissa! It was really fun to write more than a long-winded caption like on IG, so hopefully I can keep this up! Thanks again for your support!

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  3. Congrats on the first post it's looking good! x

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time out to read it :)

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  4. Go Kim!! I love it!! I will totally be doing this combo once I get Black Magic :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Nat! I'm glad I remembered about it so I could add it to your package! Thanks again!

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  5. Wow Kim! I felt like I was reading an excerpt from a intense novel! So visual! Job well done, looking forward to reading the rest of your posts :)

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    1. Awww thanks so much, Lea! And thank you for your support! :)

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