Saturday, June 13, 2015

My Blogging Idols

 purchased by me 

Call me excessively sentimental, but I've got one more 'origin story' post before the anniversary/closing/launching festivities draw to a close.  Like all of my previous posts along these lines, it involves magnetic polish.  What can I say?  It was spring 2012.  Anyone who's used them knows that magnetics are awesome, but frustrating.  Agitation lead me to google "magnetic polish application tips" or something like that...and that search changed my life.  I found Scrangie because of this post.  I was in total awe of everything about her blog and went looking for more.  The Polishaholic entranced me every bit as much.  Both had the best nail photos I'd ever seen.  Somewhere in reading dozens of their posts, I decided I wanted to try blogging too.  I've quietly(-ish) fangirled both of them over the years, but only just got around to wearing two of their polishes this week.

RBL Scrangie 2.0 is too complex for up here. Scroll down.

Wow!  The base is blackened, but it's so packed with microfleck that it looks metallic.  The flecks are mostly bronzey, with glints of blue and coppery pink.  The base gives it that darker at the edges effect that I always love.  It's so shifty too!  Generally olive green on me, but with taupey, bronze, and blue-green moments.  I didn't get a photo of the extreme angle, but you can see it in Scrangie's post.  This is three coats, for maximum depth, but two is enough to cover.

I wouldn't call Scrangie 2.0 work-friendly, but I risked it and wore it to work one night when I was tired.  Of course we got a random inspection.  It/I passed!  Phew.  I think the inspector just didn't notice it, but then it is kinda borderline conservative...when it's not being green.

Picture Polish Mallard is dark green with fine green shimmer and orange-to-green flakes.

Oooh!  Jen chose well!  On her it's decidedly teal, but it's greener on me.  You'd think that the flakes and shimmer would fight each other for your attention, but they're balanced nicely.  This is two coats.

With matte top coat the shimmer takes a back seat to the flakes.  Zeus liked it more this way, but I preferred it glossy.

with OPI Matte Top Coat

In hindsight, I wish I'd mattified Scrangie 2.0 too.  Oh well.  Next time? deserves a mention here too.  It's another blog I've loved from the time I started reading polish blogs, but I don't have Picture Polish Kryptonite....yet?  That one's on my 'maybe someday' list.

 all products in this post were purchased by me 

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