A brief edit: Unfortunately, Carolyn New York may have gone out of business without taking down their website. Please don't try to order from them as all their contact listings are no longer in service. Their site, however, is still set to charge credit cards even though no orders are being shipped. I really hope the company can regroup as they have made some fantastic polish.
Today I have a trio of blue for you: Konad flowers, Carolyn New York Blue Skies over the City and a blue sun perfume pendant. This morning, I arrived at the store where I work on Thursdays and ran off to the canal behind the building with a borrowed necklace and a borrowed camera. My boss is a former nail tech and he currently does hair and make up for drag shows. He understands, I tell you!
I hope you enjoy my choice of a prop. I walked around the shop today between appointments. I took a visual inventory of everything small enough to pick up and possibly coordinate with some of my untried nail polish. Blue Skies over the City appears the palest blue in low light or dappled sun, but looks like a white creme polish in brighter rays.
The application of this polish comes with a warning: Blue Skies over the City is a fussy diva! I started with two thin coats and added on a heavy third. I battled my way to opacity, but I felt like I was sending a fully loaded brush into bare territory again and again. CNY polishes typically apply with ease. I am tempted to duct tape a ridge filling base coat to my bottle of Blue Skies over the City. I am pleased with the finished manicure. I don't want to discourage anyone from trying the color, but be prepared with extra time to work around the formula issues. The other struggle is my bottle of CND Air Dry is ending it's time with me as is my bottle of Konad topcoat. I use the latter as a protective layer over the stamping and the Air Dry to shine and seal the manicure. My supply of both needs to be refreshed.
The Konad design was stamped from the new plate, S9, in blue special polish. I placed the first stamp lower than I meant to, but decided to continue. I liked the blue/white tips. I was going to cover them, but it already seems a variation on a French manicure.
I hope you enjoyed today's nail look. Thanks for stopping by!