Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thursday's Talons ft New Purple Holos!

Currently reading: At Risk by Stella Rimington

Good morning lovely ladies,

I recently took advantage of the a-England sale to order my first a-England polishes.  I bought Iseult and Lady of the Lake, a beautiful purple holo which I'll be showing you today.  Another brand I also sampled for the first time recently is Catrice.  Back in June I purchased Dirty Berry which, although completely different from Lady of the Lake, I would also describe as a purple holo.


I couldn't decide which to use first so I went with both, using Dirty Berry on my accent nail.  Of course the sun wasn't out when I used these beautiful polishes so unfortunately I can't show you the holographic effects but in real life these were both stunning in the sun (and even in doors, as you see them).


Both polishes were really easy to apply and neither caused me any problems.


I then decided to stamp a floral pattern using both polishes and Bundle Monster plate 321.  As you can see, the results were quite subtle.


As I was creating this manicure, it reminded me of something that one of my favourite bloggers would do so I decided to go the whole way and finish it with something which you have never read on this blog before, a funky French à la Fingers.


What do you think girls?  It was totally out of my comfort zone but it's always good to try new things.  I just can't wait to use both these polishes again and hopefully next time the sun will be out!

Bye for now,
Laura

20 comments:

  1. I'm also eagerly awaiting the sun - I've got untried holos in my stash and I want to give them the best conditions! :D
    Your mani looks great - I like the subtle stamping. I would have loved to have seen it in the sun :)

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    1. It's so frustrating when you can't capture holos at their best on camera!

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  2. What a gorgeous mani, lovely subtle stamping!

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    1. Thanks! I think the stamping was a bit too subtle but never mind!

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  3. Beautiful love the combo. Seeing your last pic I thought of Fingers before I.read the rest.

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad it wasn't just me who thought of Fingers lol

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  4. Looks great.
    I'm wearing a polish by Essie at the moment. Love it :)

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    1. Thanks. I still haven't tried Essie!

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  5. AWWWWW-This is so nice! You know I sometimes do what I call a me mani-subtle to others but cool for yourself to look at! And I love your funky-you should do it more often.. Thank you for letting me know-I am horribly behind on my post reading and I refuse to just delete them to catch up-I don't want to miss anything!!!!!

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    1. I'm glad you saw it! I actually quite liked the funky so I may do it again, although with my shaky hands I was really worried I would mess up at least one nail and ruin the whole manicure

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  6. love this! these are too beautiful polishes! they look amazing together!

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    1. Thank you! Purple holos are a beautiful creation!

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  7. Aww, I love it! It must be so gorgeous in the sun!! You should do funky french's more often, they look great on you!

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    1. Thanks! I just need to work on keeping my hand steady ;-)

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  8. perfect stamping dear.. looks so professional.. and pretty

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