Spread Indie Love is an Instagram movement that was created to counter the negativity that was running rampant in the indie nail polish community about a year ago. Each month, an indie maker is chosen to shower with love by doing manicures made with their polishes, and posting them with the hashtag for that maker and #spreadindielove. Continue Reading
Hi! You know, it’s been so long since I blogged that I have no idea what I’m doing anymore. I hope you’ll bear with me as I get used to it again. This isn’t a fancy post or anything, just a nail of the day, and I’ll probably do some more of them as I get used to blogging again, but it’s good to be back, if a little nerve wracking.
I’ve been working through a bunch of my untried polishes lately, as I have *ahem* rather a lot. I’m pretty sure I picked this one up on clearance early this summer, but I can’t remember. This is three coats of L’Oreal – New Money, and the brush was cut very badly. If I hadn’t been dealing with an angled brush shape, I might have been able to get away with two. I’ll have to trim the brush before I use it next time. A friend of mine also pointed out on instagram that she’s found L’Oreal brushes to be pretty poorly cut in general, so next time I’ll be looking at the brush before I buy, for sure.
Aside from the brush quality, I found the polish did apply reasonably easily, and dried pretty quickly. It wasn’t difficult to get an even creme finish, and it cleaned up at my cuticles easily with acetone and a brush. What do you think of this sort of colour near Halloween? I thought it was pretty seasonally appropriate, myself.
I’ve got three swatches from the January 2015 Julep Maven box today. I was pleasantly surprised with all of them, though a couple had some minor issues. Above is two coats of Julep – Shelly a palest robin-egg blue that hates being photographed. I did some colour editing on this, and got the nails as close as I could, but it’s still a bit inaccurate. It’s more blue-green and less grey than the photos suggest. More photos and swatches after the break.
Dear reader, if I dazzle you with that silver will you forgive my absence? My cat has been sick, and he takes every priority. It can be hard to give a cat a pill and not dent your manicure too! My Smudge is getting better, and is now on a long-term medication for his stress (which is manifesting physically), so hopefully there will be no more frantic weekend trips to the vet any time soon! I know you’re here for the nails, so check out what I used after the break. :)