Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2012 Mani Challenge: Cosmetic Arts Silver Belle (Linear Holo!)

What a beauty I have for you today: my very first linear holographic (or "prismatic", as I've read somewhere recently) polish. I came across this beauty yesterday at Winners after I snatched up the charcoal version at a different location. I went back this morning for the second bottle of it because ... just wow. I will admit, it isn't Gosh Holographic (I wish!) but because I can't get my polished fingers on a bottle of that, Cosmetic Arts' Silver Belle will fill the lemming ... for now. ;)

I didn't use flash for any of these photo's.

 Outside
 Outside, blurred shot for effect ;)
 Outside
 Indoors, hall "spot" light.
 Indoors, hall "spot" light.
In the car, sunlight coming through my dirty window. ;)

*deep exhale* Wow. I'm impressed.

I used two coats of Silver Belle and I did notice that there were some slight bald patches, very minor, but evident if I turned my nails a certain way. I have heard that using a top coat on holographic polishes can dull the linear effect so I decided not to risk it and left it alone.

As of this moment, I have been wearing this polish for over 7 hours and have noticed some very slight cracking and a few minor chips, nothing too serious but definitely worth mentioning.

My little ramble, feel free to skip if you like ... ;)
People have no idea what they are passing when holographic polishes are just sitting on their little display. When I went to the first Winners last night I found the charcoal version behind another polish and stared at it, disbelieving. I turned the bottle this way and that way examining it closely and started whisper-yelling for Mr.Polish to come over and see what I found. He looked at it with a blank expression, highly doubtful that the  polish I was holding would actually turn into rainbow glory on my nails, but lo and behold, I stand victorious. (Ever the drama-queen ... nothing changes, hehe.) Anyway, 45 minutes later we find ourselves back at our usual Winners location and Mr.Polish has a huge smile on his face and he is holding out his hand. Silver Belle is proudly tucked in his grasp. Well done, sir. Well done. My man is learning.

Does your partner ever surprise you with their polish knowledge?


PS: I'm now doing the 2012 Mani Challenge which you will be able to check out in the tabs below my header. I've adjusted it slightly to my preferences, mostly for scheduling purposes. This mani is the first challenge, completed!

11 comments:

  1. Hard not to crack nails with glitter. But your nails look really pretty.

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  2. nice pick! Mr. Polish deserves a high five for this one

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  3. They look so perfect. I wish nail polish would stay on my nails! So hard with the bambinos...

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  4. i need something like this in my stash

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  5. Aw that's so nice of him! lol. The color is beautiful and I love all the pics you took!

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  6. So pretty!! I love holos ;0). I see you've trained Mr. Polish well, lol. Unfortunately, my husband doesn't really get those things. The most I'll get is, "looks nice." Smh

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  7. You ladies are so sweet, thank you.

    Samantha - I read your comment to him and he put his hand up expecting a high five, which I gladly gave to him. Thought you might like to know. ;)

    MariJo - Mr.Polish continues to make me proud, he has come a long way in the world of polish. *giggles* I'll send a little prayer to the Polish Gods and hope your hubby will start to grasp the basics. ;)

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