Saturday, June 29, 2013

Red, White, Pink: Revisited

I liked my red, pink, and white "dotted" topcoat so much that I just had to make another!  However, this time, I made a few changes.  I used metallic pink AND metallic red hexes in addition to the frosted white, matte pink, and matte red.  The difference is subtle, but still noticeable.

This is both polishes under flash.  The new version is on the left, and the original version is on the right:

This shot is no flash:

I actually did the second version (on the left) over a week ago.  Only I'm just now getting around to showing it!  I wore it the same day, but I didn't take pictures.  The next time I wear it I will.

By the way, I broke down and bought Minnie Style.  I just had to!

Comparison shot, with and without flash, of Minnie Style and the polishes it inspired:

Yet, at the end of the day, I think I like mine a little more.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Red, White, Pink

OPI has a gorgeous polish out right now called Minnie Style.  I mentioned it here before, and posted a manicure "inspired" by it.  Made up of red and white glitter, it's different from most glitter polishes.  I thought about buying it, but being it that I already have a ton of red and white glitter, I decided to make my own version.

Minnie Style, pictured below, has matte white and metallic red hex glitter, although some people seem to have gotten bottles containing white square glitter.


And it's really pretty.

However, I decided to play around with a few glitters and I made a version that has frosted hex glitter instead of opaque, matte red hexes instead of metallic, and matte pink hex glitter.  

I swatched it over several magenta, red, and pink polishes, and I finally settled on a color to use as an undie--Party Pink by Ruby Kisses.

My version, unnamed, shown below with and without flash.

It wasn't my intent to create an exact replica, so I love the way it turned out.  It's a keeper!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Living My Life Like It's Golden

This is a gorgeous selfie, a topcoat with assorted yellow and gold glitters.  I also made a smaller version with a shimmer base; the large size has a clear base.

This is over a yellow creme by Ruby Kisses.  I like this.  A LOT!

Again, I just LOVE bright colors on my skin.  This is a winner, a definite keeper.

I wish I could always be inspired to make something so pretty!