Sunday, June 16, 2013

Black & White Glitter with Blue Ombre

How are you lovely people doing this Sunday? Mr.Polish and I went out to
celebrate Father's Day with his parents and grandparents this evening and it
was very nice. I hope all of you got to spend a little bit of time with your
loved ones today!

I was quite inspired today and did two manicures. Here is the first
one for your viewing pleasure.

Let's take a peek!

There is a whole lotta stuff going on in this mani. Solid ombre on pinky,
middle and index. Sponged ombre on ring and thumb. I decided to
layer the sponged ombre over white to add a bit more brightness.

China Glaze "Whirled Away" was begging to be used so I added that to
the solid nails to make this even more complex. Usually I keep things
fairly simple but like I said, I was feeling inspired.

Below is a shot of the mani prior to being glitter-fied.

 Polishes Used:
Index: Zoya - Blu (2 coats)
Middle: China Glaze - Electric Beat
Pinky: Essie - Mezmerized

Ring & Thumb: Sinful Colors - White On White (2 coats)
with all colours mentioned above, sponged, lightest to darkest.

Glitter Polish: China Glaze - Whirled Away

I found Whirled Away slightly tricky; I had to pick out the glitter to get
it to look the way I wanted. Not a huge complaint but worth mentioning.

Would you rock this mani? Let me know!


  1. You know I love this!! Blue!! I cant decide which finger is my favorite.

    1. I definitely do know that, Micki! My favourite is the ring ombre. ;)

  2. Awesome mani! Sounds like you had a great evening :D

  3. There is a lot going on, but it all coordinates so it works. I'm not entirely comfortable with Whirled Away--it just seems not quite the right mix of shapes and sizes to me, but maybe I just need to ponder it more.

    1. I agree with you, Karen. I wanted some micro glitter or something like that. It was a tricky one to get onto the nail. I think I will try layering it with the new black and white glitter from Maybelline and see what that is like.

  4. And the award for best use of China Glaze Whirled Away of all time goes to......wait for it......A POLISHED TOUCH, for the outstanding Father's Day Skittles manicure on this very page! When I opened your blog for the first time and saw this blog I said WOW. In my fourth year of perusing blogs and my forty plus polishing years, I don't say that much anymore.

    Thank you for joining and commenting on my blog so I could find your work here. I am very impressed with your design abilities. Obviously you have "design game ".

    Thank you for the encouraging words to me on my blog yesterday. At a time when I needed it most, you came along and lifted me up. Thank you buddy! I won't forget it : D I look forward to getting to know you better and watching you polish for years to come : D

  5. Such a pretty combo! I think I like it best without Whirled Away, but it looks good with it too. :) I have such a love/hate relationship with Whirled Away.

  6. The polished touch was so shining. Good post :D

  7. Great post! I'm your new follower! :)
    I hope to see you in my blog sometimes. Thanks!
    Kisses from VV!!

  8. looks really good :)
    I'm following your blog:)

  9. If I could get it as nice as yours I'd def rock it.

  10. If it looked as nice as yours I'd def rock it.

  11. i LOVE this mani! nice gradient design :)


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