Wednesday, April 25, 2012

NOTD: Rimmel Sunset Orange and Sally Hansen Disco Ball


Man, I have been feeling nail polish lately! As you can probably tell by the more-frequent-than-usual nail polish posts... I've been wearing brighter colors on my nails lately, and it's been a lot of fun. This is a manicure I wore a couple of weeks ago for a couple of days; it wasn't my favorite I've ever done, but I thought I'd share it with you anyway!

I picked up Rimmel's Lasting Finish PRO nail polish in Sunset Orange, which is an almost-neon (but not quite) coral, and the formula seems to be a cross between a cream and a jelly. If pressed to decide on one or the other, I'd call it a very pigmented jelly. I used two coats of Sunset Orange, then a coat of Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Disco Ball (small iridescent glitter in a clear base), and then another thin coat of Sunset Orange to top it, except on my ring finger, where I just used two coats of Disco Ball without topping it with Sunset Orange. As usual, I started with a base coat, and finished with a top coat.


The polishes I used:
Disco Ball and Sunset Orange

And here are the results:


You can kiiiiiind of see Disco Ball under Sunset Orange! 

And here's a better shot of the different colors that Disco Ball flashes:

BLING

What do you guys think? This wasn't my favorite combination, for a number of reasons. First off, the combination of Disco Ball's glitter and the color looks a little "young" to my eyes, like something I'd expect to see on a teeny-bopper. Not a bad thing, just not my style! Secondly, I like that you can see just a hint of Disco Ball through Sunset Orange, but Sunset Orange is a bit too opaque for this kind of treatment. Lastly, accent nails aren't my thing. I thought I would give it a try by using the same colors in a different way, but it still isn't my speed. Oh well, at least I tried it out, right?

4 comments:

  1. Though I know it wasn't your favorite combo, I actually really like it. :) It's fun! By the way, do you have Twitter? I've wondered for a while now, but always forget to ask! I'm hoping to follow more people that I follow on blogger, on Twitter so I can talk to more of you! :)

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    1. I have a personal Twitter account, but I literally NEVER use it. I made it and then never went back... I am kind of technologically challenged! It is a miracle I can work Blogger... I haven't gotten into Pinterest, either :( I have been thinking about starting an account on Twitter for my blog, though, even though I don't think I'll ever use it for myself. I'll be sure to let you know if I do, it would be a fun way to keep in touch with people!

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    1. It is a lot of fun to layer with!

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