Sunday, April 4, 2010

Rainbows and pink petals

Hello ladies,

Today was absolutely lovely. The flowering trees blended a magnificent perfume upon the air. On the way to the community garden, I walked along a path laden with magnolia petals. I felt like I was in a magical faery procession.

I have an untried and true manicure with one of my favorite discontinued polishes from Sally Hansen: Purple Potion. Wearing this holographic polish made every sunbeam feel like a celebration with a prismatic array of color. Because I can rarely leave a polish alone, I added floral rhinestones from Essence.







I am wearing three coats of Purple Potion. I have found the colors from the Magical collection to apply well when approached with care. The brush is small. Each nail took about four strokes for even coverage. I caution you not to go over your strokes repeatedly with the brush. This will cause color to pull, leaving bare patches. I didn't find the application to be too difficult, especially for the payoff in color.

This shade is discontinued but is still available on ebay. I feel it's worth tracking down.

Happy painting, ladies!

19 comments:

  1. Evil Angel: Thank you! With the return of strong, full sunlight, I am so very inspired to share my holographic shades. <3

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  2. sweet sweet Holographics. I remember these. :) You are lucky to have them. So pretty.

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  3. ohh I have so much love for this mani! And is that an owl ring?

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  4. This is so pretty, especially with the embellishment! I love this Diana. I'm really enjoying the beautiful spring we're having! It sounds like you are taking full advantage of the lovely weather too. You know, Maria sent me a lovely Gosh holo polish, and I find that I have to apply it the same way, very, very carefully. It's a beauty though!

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  5. Love the holo effect! Too bad it's discontinued!

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  6. ~Elizabeth: Thank you! I admit these were not purchased during their drugstore release. I used my Nancy Drew sleuthing skills. I have most of them, but there are still more out there...tempting me. ;)

    ch3rrycola: Thanks! Yes, my owl ring is somewhat of a mascot at painted Lady fingers. The owl appears often in warm weather communing with the flowers. <3

    Nicole: Thank you! I have been loving the weather these past several days. I have taken so many flower pictures! I am going to go on a flower outing with my friend David this week. This past Saturday, I was walking barefoot in a small stream. So much fun!

    Starlight: Thank you! I do love going back in time with Sally Hansen.

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  7. looking at these swatches makes me wanting these polishes and sunshine (it's raining here :( )...
    I can't wait for summer to come :D

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  8. This polish is very beautiful !
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  9. Beautiful...love the jewels on the tips :)



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  10. I was just checking out all the posts with the different nail polishes - they are amazing!! LOVE the ones with the little flowers :)

    Thanks so much for posting my give aways on your side bar! I have added your blog to my "must read" list!
    have a wonderful day.

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  11. Love any holo shade. This is very pretty especially with the embellishments. Can't wait till I see all the flowers in your photos.

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  12. I'm having an "I Cant Believe It's Not Butter" moment right now, but more like "I Can't Believe It's Sally Hansen" XD

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  13. I Love this pattern, and the color is beautiful too

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  14. Your nails are gorgeous, as always. But that ring is adorable! So unique!

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  15. Where'd you get your ring from ? I'd like to get it for my sis. Her birthday next week =]

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  16. London's Beauty: I bought my owl ring at a Renaissance Faire a couple years ago. I just tried a google search on 'owl ring' and then clicked images. There are so many amazing ones available. I am sure you can find something your sister will love. <3

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  17. I'm so glad I discovered your blog. :D This color is amazing. I can't believe I have yet to purchase a single holo polish!

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