|Glittering end to a perfect day! ( Me in pink, Susan in orange and Mary in silver)|
|"I can't remember the last time I had my nails painted!" ( And she's a natural hand model to boot!)|
|"Orange is my favorite color!" ( And she rocks it with style...)|
|JENsation's Happy Birthday- a cacophony of multi hex and bar glitter in orange, blue, silver, pink, red and green|
|JENsation's Diamonds are Forever- elegant silver and holographic hex and diamond shaped glitters|
I had my dear friends, Mary and Susan, come over yesterday and told them they were going to be victims... err.... models for my blog.
I have to say, for two manis knocked out in 15 minutes total, they didn't look bad at all.
First up, Mary... I had a bit of fun with texture juxtaposition on this one. Using the following:
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 460 Wet Cement (cool grey creme)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 013 Celeb City (silver metallic)
JENsations Diamonds Are Forever
Sephora by OPI Matte Top Coat
I painted the entire surface of all her nails with Celeb City, two coats. ( Note: This is a great one coat color if you need to throw something on and get out the door fast. ) On the pinky and ring fingers, I did a french with Wet Cement, while on the other three I did a coat of Diamonds are Forever. To push it to the next level I added a coat of matte top coat to the French manicured nails.
On Susan, I went a bit more basic, but super fun and vibrant non-the-less. Using the following:
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 150 Sun Kissed ( mango orange creme)
JENsations Happy Birthday
Sephora by OPI Matte Top Coat
I have to say I was kind of surprised with the effect of matte on Sun Kissed. It looks like a rubber finish very similar to Illamasqua's new releases. It is very different than when I used the top coat on Revlon's Fashionista ( so cool) or Essie's Turquoise & Caicos ( an awesome summer night go-to). Those colors truly matted.
So, back to Jen's amazing nail polishes. I am so loving Happy Birthday. It's kind of like the love child of OPI's Rainbow Connection and Lynnderella's Kabbalah Bracelet ( minus any "intentionally bleeding glitter"). You can layer this as thick or thin as you want and there is a ton of depth in the color and variation.
Diamonds Are Forever is f'awesome! I am excitingly anticipating all things Bond ( especially the OPI Skyfall collection) this fall and this definitely is holding me over. The holographic glitter is amazing and applies on the nail with out needed to coax the larger pieces out of the bottle- super important.
Other items of note, Jen's prices are fair and her shipping was super fast. Keep up the awesome work!
Much love to my girls for supporting me in this. They will be making more guest appearances, since I am still rocking the never ending gel manicure...
UPDATE: In my rush to get this post up I totally forgot to add Jen's Etsy shop link. http://www.etsy.com/shop/JENsations Stop what you are doing, go now, get out your credit card and buy- you know it's good for you!