Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Teal Tuesday - Geometric

Good morning everyone, I hope you have a fine Tuesday. Last night was spent devoting time to myself, just to relax, and I can say for certain that I feel a million times better today. Its amazing how just a little bit of stress relief can affect a person. Since last night was devoted to MEmeMEmeME, I'm going to get to work and get some grown-up stuff done. Seriously, it never ends! lol

This week's challenge vote was neck and neck to the very end, we even had to extend the voting period to get a tie-breaking vote! Eventually, Geometric was declared the winner for this week's Teal Tuesday! By one vote!

For this mani I used two coats of butterLONDON Victoriana over a base coat, stamped using CND Silver Chrome, and my image design came from plate Mash-42. Over top of the stamping I used one coat of Zoya Frida, the most amazing and versatile teal jelly ever. Honestly, I was feeling a little uninspired for this challenge last night, I knew I wanted to use Victoriana but stamping was my cop-out. It just felt lazy. :/ But I think I should get over it since I'm not good at free hand nail art anyway. One of these days maybe I'll remember that I own striping tape! lol

Just for funsies, here's my geometric mani before I put Frida over the stamping design. I really liked the chrome stamp before adding Frida but it was mega in your face shiny and bright, and detracted from the polish underneath. The silver stamping makes me think of robots and/or circuit boards. What do you think?

For some reason, I couldn't get good photos of Victoriana on her own last night. So rather than saving her for her own post, you get to see her tonight! Victoriana is a blue-leaning teal with heavy silver shimmer that if applied carefully could cover in a single coat. This polish dries shiny too, these photos are shown without topcoat and are perfectly dry! This is one of those polishes I've been thinking about for such a long time but always put back before choosing another. Well, Victoriana, yesterday was your day. I bought a lot of butterLONDONs during yesterday's Ulta BOGO sale.... This was one of them. :)

Be sure to check out the other bloggers participating in Teal Tuesdays!

PS. Don't forget to enter my "Back to School" Giveaway for a Zoya NYFW Gloss Trio!
Ending: 9/21/12


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