Purple and Bronze

This mani was the result of me trying to put something together using the colors on my desk.  These were both semi-old (I think) colors that I recently picked up at T.J. Maxx and they’re really great.  I’m actually not a huge fan of the bronze polish on it’s own, but I absolutely love it in this gradient.  It might just be a gradient-only polish for me.

purple and bronze

The purple is Sation Super Nail-tural Powers.  I can only find Sation at T.J. Maxx (which is fine with me, because they’re only like $3), but I do generally like them.  I’ve heard great things about Sation, but it’s been pretty hit-or-miss for me.  This one is definitely a hit.  And the bronze is Sephora by OPI Rumba Romance.  Not sure where you can get this anymore, but if you find it, get it – if only because of it’s magical gradient powers.

purple and bronze

I was kinda going for a fall thing with the bronze, but, to me, this has almost an Arabian Nights vibe.  I absolutely love it!  I want to wear these colors in a gradient all the time.  Scrubbing sparkly bits of my fingers (gradient sponging hazard) is completely worth it in this case.

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Tomboy

Tomboy is the second polish from Windestine’s Little Women collection.  I’m a huge fan of navy polish for fall, and this one is a perfect sparkly option.  So pretty!

tomboy

Tomboy is a deep blue jelly polish with blue, green, and copper glitter.  I used three coats here.  Formula is a little thick, but not too bad.  I used OPI Brisbane Bronze as accent nails to bring out the copper glitter in Tomboy.

tomboy

Windestine is one of my favorite indie brands, and I am loving the Little Women collection!  I can’t wait to show you the rest of the collection 🙂

Blue and Bronze

I wanted to do something a little bit different today, and decided to use two polishes that came out a while ago, but are new to my collection.  I’m not a huge fan of random glitter (unless it’s tiny), but I do like how it looks when it is deliberately placed.  I tried a few different designs, and I love how that made it a little bit more interesting.  But I have to admit, the polka dots are my favorite!

blue and bronze

For these I used OPI Dating a Royal, which has been on my wish list for a while, and I am so glad I finally bought it – it’s beautiful!  And for the glitter, I used Sephora by OPI Traffic Stopper Copper, another polish I’d wanted for a while before I finally ordered it a few weeks ago.

blue and bronze

I love this color combo – even though it was a bit difficult to photograph.  It reminds me of my school colors and the Ravenclaw house colors (from Harry Potter if you’re not familiar), so it was destined to be a favorite.  Let me know what you think in the comments below!  Do you like this glitter placement technique, or do you prefer just swiping it on?

Pros & Bronze

Today I have a pretty polish and a sad story.

I found OPI Pros & Bronze at CVS last week.  I bought it on a whim, and had it sitting on my coffee table for a few days.  My cat likes to play with my polish bottles, and usually I let her, since it keeps her from destroying expensive things (like my macbook charger).  She batted this around for a while, and then took a nap.  The next morning, it was gone, and I tore apart my apartment looking for it.  Sadly, it is nowhere to be found.  I’m hoping it didn’t somehow end up in the trash, but am starting to accept that it may be gone.  At least I took pictures before it disappeared.

It’s a bronze foil filled made up of copper and gold flecks.  In some lights, it can look like a dark rose gold. It is a really pretty polish, and unlike anything I own, though since I don’t have many metallics or foils, that’s not saying much.

This is three coats with Essie Good to Go.  It was a little sheer, and a pain to remove (I think I still have gold particles under my cuticles), but easy to apply.

I thought this was a very pretty color, but it just wasn’t me.  To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have worn it again, but may have used it for nail art.  I did want to try it over a base color to see how that turned out, but I guess that won’t happen. If you’re a fan of foils and can get your hands on this, I would definitely try this one!

And here is the polish thief.  Her name is Squirrel.  Don’t let her cuteness fool you – she’s evil   😉