I mentioned how it was my birthday over the weekend. And it took me awhile to pick what I wanted to wear for it. I ended up with this sponged manicure and I absolutely loved it. It turned out great and was perfect for the occasion.
Bright, violet purple creme with blue and purple foil sponged tips
Bandeau is an awesome polish. It’s a bright, violet blue leaning creme that is stunning. It’s so fun and easy to wear. It’s one of my favorite purples that I own. Blue Years Eve is also a great polish. It’s a purple and blue foil that has a a lot of depth and was dark enough to contrast with the brighter Bandeau base. I honestly think they look perfect together.
Easy application for both polishes
I used two coats for Bandeau. Although it seems a bit streaky on the first coat, it builds up really easily. I would suggest doing thicker coats though, just to make sure you get full coverage. It also dries slightly matte, which means it also dries quickly. I used a make up applicator sponge to sponge on Blue Years Eve on the tips. Just dabbed on the polish on to the sponge, then built it up on the tips. It’s very easy and doesn’t take much time to do or dry. I love it!
Where To Buy (Bandeau) Urban Outfitters / Urban Outfitters.com / $ 5
Where to Buy (Blue Year’s Eve): Sally’s Beauty / Ulta / Trade Secret / Online Retailers / $ 6
So, do you like this manicure? Does it say “Birthday Girl” to you?
In honor of the past holiday, I decided to paint my nails Blue Year’s Eve. I think this name and fun and we all know I can never have too many blue polishes. Although this color might not seem too unique, it really is beautiful.
Blue glass fleck with blue and purple glitter
Blue Year’s Eve is a medium-dark toned blue glass fleck polish with blue and purple glitter throughout. This polish is packed with pigment and color. It’s saturated, lively, and full of vibrancy. In the sunlight, it glows and the glitter dances. I also like how it’s deep and rich. It’s not too light in the base color so it’s more of a “grown up” glitter. It’s gorgeous. I can’t keep my eyes off of it!
Easy, smooth pigmentation
Although the China Glaze brushes are a bit thin for my liking, I had no problems with formula or application. I used three coats for full coverage and opacity, which I feel is standard for glass flecks. My only application tip would be to make sure each coat is dry before you apply the next!
Where to Buy: Sally’s Beauty / Ulta / Online Retailers / $ 5 – $ 6
What polish did you wear for New Year’s Eve? Was it Blue Year’s Eve? If not, are you interested in picking up this polish? Or does blue and purple glass fleck not seem too unique to you?
Getting ready to watch the Winter Classic!,
I disappeared for a minute on you guys, didn’t I? I didn’t mean to and feel super guilty about it! I just got back from an annual vacation to Orlando, Florida for this event they have called Halloween Horror Nights (I told you guys I loved Halloween, I mean it. I REALLY love Halloween.) at Universal Studios with my best friend and didn’t have time to post before I left. I’m sorry! Feel free to leave a comment if you want more information on my trip.
Dark jelly base with purple glitter
Mummy May I is from China Glaze’s fall 2010 Halloween set. It’s a black, almost jelly base, with purple glitter. What I like about this polish, aside from the name, is its Halloween feel with its color combination. The first coat goes on pretty sheer and makes it seem like you’ll need three coats, but it built up nicely after just two.
However, the wear time on this polish was less than impressive. I had major chipping after the first day. Not cool. And it seems to be one of those polishes that looks better in the bottle than on the nail.
Where to Buy: Online Retailers / $3 – $5
What is your favorite Halloween themed nail polish? Or your favorite color to wear for Halloween? Or fun manicure idea? I would love to hear all suggestions and recommendations since we know I love Halloween.