Sunday, March 25, 2012

Revlon 092 Blue Lagoon & 430 Whimsical

I Love Sally Hansen's Double Duty as my Base Coat. I have been wearing it for months, every time I paint my nails. I feel like it has made my nails stronger and only once did I have a problem with a polish staining my nails through it. I tried it as a top coat this time as well and was not loving it. It took a realllly looong time to dry! It may have been the polishes though, because I have not used it as a top coat with anything else.


the top photo is more true to the color of these polishes but this photo really shows off the glitter & shimmer .
I have been dying to wear Whimsical ever since I finally got my hands on it a couple weeks ago! I decided to layer it with Blue Lagoon.
2 Coats - Flash

2 Coats - Flash 
2 Coats - No Flash artificial light (makes it look a little greener)

I do really like Blue Lagoon. It is a true Spring Robin's Egg Blue and has a subtle blue/silver shimmer which you can see best on my pointer finger in the second photo.  If I was wearing it alone I would have done three coats, though. It is still pretty sheer at 2 coats which you can see on my pinky nail above.

2 Coats Whimsical over 2 Coats Blue Lagoon - no flash artificial light (makes it look a little greener)
2 Coats Whimsical over 2 Coats Blue Lagoon - Natural Light
I love Whimsical, but it is hard to photograph! It is so much prettier in person! It has tiny blue glitter,  slightly larger silver glitter, and larger blue and pink hex glitter.  It applied really easily. I did 2 coats to get the amount of glitter I wanted. I tried doing one coat with my first nail, but I was fussing too much about glitter placement. It was much easier to just do 2 coats.

This is my first "Spring" manicure look! I really love it!

Have you tried either of these colors?

What is your favorite Springtime color to wear on your nails?

Any recommendations for a good top coat? I never wear one because I can't find one I like!



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