Saturday, October 24, 2015

Dainty Death

 purchased by me 

Just because you're in an advanced stage of decomposition doesn't mean you can't be glamorous, right?

The skeletal cameo on plate BM-612 from Bundle Monster is an image I've been "saving" for a spooky occasion.  The dotted diamonds from UberChic 3-02 seemed like the perfect substitute for the dead woman's filigree border. There was no way that would fit on my nail.  I kinda wish that the image was smaller...but not enough to "shrink" it.  She fits ok, and that's what matters. The white is Sally Hansen OMGhost.  I grabbed it thinking it was Whirlwind White, and didn't realize it wasn't until McGee asked what I'd used.  It came out so crisp!  If only they'd rerelease it, or better, make it core.  *sigh*  As much as I like the stamping, it's covering a base color that deserves a closer look.

L.A. Colors Midnight is a black crelly with a scattering of silver holo microglitter.

Love/hate battle on this one.  It starts with the brush. It's short and soft.  I see a lot of complaints about brush widths, but firmness is what matters most to me.  Floppy brushes are the worst, and this one is just short of full-on flop.  The formula doesn't help the situation.  It's thick and gloppy, but also on the sheer side.  The three coats it took to hide my nail line were seriously frustrating.  ...and then I top coated it and forgave most of its misbehavior.  It -is- pretty and starry.  Holo microglitter is always appealing.  Can't beat the dollar I paid for it at Dollar Tree either.

I'm getting used to writing posts on mobile, which is good because I've decided that I want to stay computerless for a while.  I get more done when I'm not parked in front of a box of distraction.  There's little that I need to do that I can't do on my phone or the computer at work.  My house is already cleaner than it was before...and that's the point!  Balance is a hard thing to find, but I think I'm heading in the right direction.

 all products in this post were purchased by me 

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