Monday, July 25, 2011

Recent NOTD: Purpley Blue Goodness

After the Silver Lilac awfulness, I didn't want to take chances with my next mani, so I turned to things I knew I'd like—purple, duochrome, and glitter.



I'm holding a Sally Hansen HD bottle there, but that polish, DVD, wasn't the only contributor to this look. I used a cast of three: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Deep Purple was my base color (two coats), then one coat of DVD went on over that, then finally I did accent fingers with a shimmery glitter I got at Forever 21 (it's labeled Dusty Blue/Silver).





The accents nails were a slow to dry, even with my trusty Sally Hansen Insta Dri top coat. I don't know if that was a case of the Forever 21 not getting along with it or the layers being too thick or what. I did eventually dry but not before I'd gotten a couple dents in those nails and had to use the "lick and rub" approach to smoothing them out.

I wore this for six days, during which I kept trying to capture the blue/purple duochrome of DVD on camera and had no great success but was at least entertained by the effort.







In these later pictures, you can see the tipwear, but I'm pleased to say I had no chips in it when it was time to remove it.

22 comments:

  1. Pretty combination! I love the Sally Hansen HDs. I need to find that Forever 21 polish, it is really pretty and I love the bottle. I am a sucker for cute bottles.

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  2. I LOVE DVD!! I have it on my toes right now!

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  3. Very pretty! These colors played so well together

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  4. ooo nice color! I love that polish in the rose bottle. Its soo adorable.

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  5. Wow this msni has a nice combo of colors .

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  6. Stop it I'm on a no buy! DVD is so pretty! Aaaaagh!

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  7. These are really pretty and I'm liking the accent nail :)

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  8. I love those colours! Only something like this can be worn for 6 days without getting bored!
    And I really like your pics,the duochrome is very visible!

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  9. Well, sometimes it's best to go with "what we know"...I love the manicure! :)

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  10. gorgeous! :) i have DVD..but haven't tried it yet...gotta tried it now!

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  11. Sally Hansen DVD is gorgeous! Those HD polishes they put out were really impressive. I've picked up two (DVD and Byte) and they seem pretty similar to the CND Effects polishes. Great post!

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  12. super interesting and pretty mani!

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  13. i love the flow of these colors together!
    very beautiful!, my fave manis to do is where i accent a nail, so simple & flawless!

    <3 BB

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  14. lovely! that forever 21 polish looks exactly like the glitters I picked up, except mine is labelled "unique." I only saw 4 different glitters in that bottle shape so there must be some different ones in the states. the f21's I have all dry pretty quickly too.

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  15. I'd buy that just for the cool bottle! Maybe more companies should make nicer bottles like they do for perfume! Anyway, this is really pretty, love the colors!

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  16. This looks awesome! I heart my purples + glitters!

    I don't think we got this purple at Sally Hansen in Australia which is a crying shame.
    BV

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  17. awesome! i'm doing a post on DVD later this week, but over black. have you tried it over black? it's gorgeous!

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  18. this is really pretty thankyou! i went out and bought DVD and i'm wearing it like you did now :)

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