Let's get back in the game with a polish post! Earlier this week I posted a preview pic on my Facebook Page of a swatch of "Alternate Universe," part of the summer 2014 collection by Colors by Llarowe. I've got some more pictures for you here, as well as a review, and something artsy :D Check out the swatches below:
Outdoors in Direct Sunlight
Indoors Out Of Direct Sunlight
"Alternate Universe" is a gorgeous turquoise crelly with a green/gold shimmer in the sunlight. It is a stunning color! Because it is a crelly, it a bit thinner in shade and would take about 3-4 coats to be fully opaque, or you could put on a solid color as a base and paint Alternate Universe over that color. I used 3 coats in the pictures above. The application was super smooth, and surprisingly not thick at all considering it is a crelly base. Dried very quickly and lasted a good 3 days before the tips of my nails started to wear. Overall, it's a great polish!!
The color reminded me of an ocean hue, so I was inspired to paint a sea turtle over it. What I had in my head did not end up on my nails, though apparently it is a huge hit with the nail community! It is my most popular and most liked photo yet, and has even earned itself a spotlight on an awesome Facebook page called You Nail'd It - another reason I also have to be thankful that I recently gained 50 followers (hello and welcome to you all!!!) So without further ado, here is a better quality photo of the turtle!
I have affectionately called him my Turtalien because his face reminds me of an alien, not a sea turtle (couldn't quite get that nose definition right for the life of me!) I spent the length of the movie Without A Paddle (about an hour and a half) painting this little guy. This is the second time I have painted over my nails with acrylic paint, and each time I do it, I am happier with the results and am inspired with so many more designs!
So, in light of my acrylic revelations of late, I have decided to do more nail art!! I will still do polish posts reviewing and swatching colors from various indie polish companies, but I will insert some fun nail art designs here and there, too :) Keep watch on my Facebook page! I will be holding a You-Pick-The-Art every Friday, where I will put up 3 different inspiration photos, and whichever gets the most "likes" is what I will use to come up with a nail design :D First one is next week!
That is all for now! I will have another post for you tomorrow, and a possible giveaway announcement since I am 2 likes away from 100 on my Facebook page! Have a great Thursday <3