06 July 2010

4th of July- Layering Drugstore polishes

Wet and Wild Black Creme and Revlon Firecracker were what I chose for my 4th of July mani. I thought about doing a 'funky french' but then decided my nails still aren't long enough to pull off that look yet. I also thought about tracking down some decals, but didn't have the time to shop, how tragic. So I went with the Black Creme and Firecracker. Black Creme is still widely available. If WnW discontinued this shade there would be a total riot, hands down. It was pretty awesome because I was able to get it opaque in one coat, regardless of the fact I forgot my usual CND Stickey base. The shot which follows was taken in the late afternoon direct sun.

Firecracker has since been discontinued, but there have been many others like it made. Firecracker is a cherry-red jelly base with small red glitter in it. Some similar shades that come to mind are essie Ruby Slippers and China Glaze Ruby Pumps. This next shot was taken in the shade.
Funny how the camera and computer can pick up details our eyes miss in real life. I didn't notice my cuticles were so dried out that day! I did moisturize and drink water earlier but the anti-bacterial soap did me in without my realizing it!

That's all for now. Stay tuned, I have a beautiful purple from OPI coming up soon and a LUSH hand creme showdown is in the process!

Happy Scratching!
(mew) carakitty   >^. .^<

*Disclaimer: These products were purchased by me*