Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Feelin' Blue with Misa... and CG Prismatics!

Hello lovelies! I hope you are all doing well today, getting over the "hump" is the best part of my week. It's possibly even better than Fridays, if you can believe it. With my schedule, Wednesday is by far the worst day of my week - and usually the day that papers are due or tests are scheduled. Can I just say, I'm tired of school. And why isn't my spring break right now instead of a week and a half away??? Wow, I sound terrible so I'll cut the whining. But seriously, when I got home this afternoon I felt really down and completely overwhelmed with stress. School, job... it's all blah. So I did some venting to the bf and sat down to give myself a treat of a fresh manicure. (I'm really over St. Patrick's Day! lol So I had to take off my watermarble.)

*warning* This post is picture heavy, but I swear it is worth it. 

Below: two coats of Misa - A Sin Worth Committing, (a random purchase from a webshop while mostly ordering Color Club holos). Two coats was more than adequate, with a more steady hand I could have been successful with just one. I was careful though, to not let this get in my cuticles because it is very pigmented and would be a PITA to clean up. I'm going to be extra careful during removal too!

I *love* this color, the blackened edges and glowing sapphire blue is simply divine. It is very dark, more so than these photos let on, and not really "seasonal appropriate." But I don't care. :)

Misa - A Sin Worth Committing

Misa - A Sin Worth Committing 

Because I couldn't leave well enough alone, I applied a layer of CND Effects - Amethyst Sparkle. Unfortunately it is almost impossible to notice how much it changed the look of this manicure. It looks almost like OPI Ink. The blue glow overwhelms the sparkle of AS in my opinion. I liked it but I guess it wasn't what I was exactly going for... or maybe it was. 

Here are a few photos to trying to capture the Amethyst Sparkle.

CND - Amethyst Sparkle over Misa - A Sin Worth Committing

CND - Amethyst Sparkle over Misa - A Sin Worth Committing 

CND - Amethyst Sparkle over Misa - A Sin Worth Committing 

And now, the finishing touch! After an hour or so I was feeling unimpressed with my mani, it was darker than I wanted and I just wasn't feelin' it. I'll chalk that up to just being moody lol. So to jazz things up and lift my spirits I reached for the nearest glitter, a China Glaze Prismatic. Originally, I wasn't planning on purchasing any of the China Glaze Prismatic collection because I don't know really. I wished it didn't have the multi-colored glitters and was just the color shifting base. As luck would have it, I ended up with one anyway.

Full Spectrum has a silver to pinky/purple shift and was free! Yep, it was a freebie tossed in with an order for.... wait for it... a few OMG holos at a killer discount price (unfortunately they are no longer listed on their site or else I'd give y'all the deets). I'll do a post on my recent purchases soon and I swear I'm going to do some swatches!

Below: One thick coat of Full Spectrum on my ring finger and a thinner coat on my pinkie. I applied one coat of Gelous over the glitter to smooth it out and it looks beautiful. This freebie just cost me a few bucks since I pretty much *need* to get a few more. 

Scroll down for more photos with different lighting! (totally worth it)

"Color Blocking" with China Glaze - Full Spectrum

"Color Blocking" with China Glaze - Full Spectrum 

"Color Blocking" with China Glaze - Full Spectrum 

Bluuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrr! Just look at that sparkle! It totally upstages the rest of my fingers. lol I would have done more but I don't have the patience to foil all my fingers right now.

"Color Blocking" with China Glaze - Full Spectrum 

"Color Blocking" with China Glaze - Full Spectrum 

"Color Blocking" with China Glaze - Full Spectrum 

Wow, it is late/early! I should have been doing a qualitative market analysis for my energy econ class, but instead I blogged and searched out Hunger Games showtimes and looked up flight prices for a trip back to Indiana for my little bro's high school graduation. Yay productivity!! No joke, I feel so much better than I did this afternoon... this blog and you guys who stop by to say hi made my night/morning. Thanks guys. <3

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