Thursday, January 9, 2014

Recent NOTD: Beautifully Disney Wish Come True

My nails are currently in a sad state; I think it's all the extra dishwashing I did over the past few weeks (first I was without my regular dishwasher at home when Mr. Karen headed west before me, then at the condo I usually do the dishes so he can work on various improvement projects like building out storage units). I really need to get in the habit of wearing rubber gloves every time. But before all that mess, my nails looked fine, and I decorated them with one of the Beautifully Disney polishes I got when I was at Walt Disney World in early December: a blue shimmer called Wish Come True (which I believe is inspired by the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio).



It wasn't until I got this one on my nails that I realized it's not just a shimmer, it's a holographic shimmer, and a strong enough one that I could see some hints of rainbows even in the indirect illumination of my lightbox.



For this mani, I started with Salon Sciences Starting Over After Artificials, then did a coat of their Instant Artificials, followed by two coats of color and Diamond Dry Top Coat. After I did my usual set of photos in the lightbox, I spent quite a while just admiring it and taking photos in different lighting conditions around my house.









I'd intended to take this off before my ski trip and put on some strips, which I knew would hold up to my vacationing ways, but it was just too pretty to remove that soon, so I didn't. Good thing, too, as it looked fabulous on on the airplane, between the sunshine coming in the window and the overhead reading light.



I did get some small chips after four or five days, but they touched up fine. I got some major chipping a few days after that, but decided what the heck, I'd just pretend they were small ones and touch those up, too, as I was still enjoying the rainbows (they looked good under the reading light by our bed at the condo, but I did not bring my camera to bed to capture that). By the time I got home, my mani was looking rather rugged, so I did finally give up and take it off. Now I'm wondering if there were other holos hiding in the polish displays at Disney; too bad I won't be back there for a long time. (Not that I don't have plenty of other pretties, I know.)

16 comments:

  1. Oh wow that is gorgeous. Now I want to go to Disney even more knowing they have that polish there!

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    1. Well, if you do go, let me know and I will send you some money so you can shop for me, too. There's a mini set that I really wish I'd grabbed when I was there. :)

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  2. What a great looking polish. It's nice to have unexpected nice holo surprises like that! :)

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  3. This is beautiful! I was at Disneyland a few weeks ago and saw some of these polishes, but I can't remember if I saw this exact one.

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  4. Sorry for the bad state of your nails. :(
    Anyway, this polish is super cute, what an unexpected and nice surprise!

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  5. Oh my gosh, I must have this!! I bought a couple of these at HK Disneyland a few weeks ago but had no idea this was holographic. Time to head back out because this is so, so pretty!!

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    1. Elizabeth, Hong Kong Disneyland is on my destination wish list--so great you got to visit it!

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  6. Daaaayum what a gorgeous polish!

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  7. This is beautiful! It looks so magical! :D

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  8. OOOOH this is pretty. Do what I do-I leave my kitchen gloves right there draped over the sink so anytime I go to do something, I put them on. It's worked well for me. Also-not sure if you saw it or not, but I did your silly bottle shot as requested!

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  9. I'm so excited, I'm going to Disney in May! I had no idea polishes would be there :P hahaha

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