It was a very slow manicure week for me. I wore a couple of things that I really loved and didn’t want to change. And that always means a week of few manicures. Ha! Maybe that should be the name of this post. Usually, it’s more like a week of too many manis.
I started this week the way I ended last week: with Colores de Carol‘s gorgeous Demeter. I won’t natter on too much about this polish, as I’ve already done just that in a few posts. It’s a favorite. I love it. I didn’t want to take it off this week. I almost spent my whole week wearing just this polish. Now that would have been something, right?
For my next manicure, I wore China Glaze, Sunset Seeker topped with Colores de Carol, Wizard Lizard. Eh. I didn’t LOVE this manicure as much as I thought I would. I initially swatched this China Glaze polish on a swatch wheel, and I liked it a lot. It wasn’t automatic love at first sight, but I liked it way more than I expected I would. Then, I topped my wheel swatch with Wizard Lizard and … BAM! I was totally sold on this manicure idea. I thought it looked like a sunset. It was so, so pretty.
Of course, I put it on my nails. I mean, hello (!!) sunset on my nails? Yes, please!! I found I didn’t like Sunset Seeker nearly as much on my nails as I had on the swatch wheel. It was difficult to work with, and it was much darker than I expected. It was also more reddish. Wizard Lizard is, of course, amazing. I love it over anything, and this color is no exception. I was happy with the sunset look I had on my nails for this manicure. But I just didn’t get the same thrill with it on my nails as I had when playing around with the swatch wheel. It could also be that our light was terrible on the day I wore this, which hid a lot of Wiz Liz’s color shift and flash. And, let’s face it … Nothing is going to measure up to Demeter. Nothing. Poor manicure. It never had a chance, really.
And my last manicure for the week. This is a gradient with Zoya, Goldie (the gold) and Colores de Carol, Discovery (the pink). I used China Glaze Out Like a Light for the stamping, and the design comes from a Bundle Monster plate, BM-S302.
I had this idea in my head of doing a gold and pink gradient. I could not let go of it, so I decided to set the muses free and give it a try. Initially, I thought I would use a darker, hotter pink. But Discovery was sitting in my “haven’t worn it yet” stash. It totally caught my eye, and I knew it had to be the pink in this manicure. Overall, the pink part turned out lighter than I had anticipated in my planning stages. But you know what? I LOVE it. I love how this particular pink plays so well with Goldie, which is a fantastically luxurious yellowed gold. Speaking of sunsets (or maybe sunrises?) … doesn’t this look just like one? I guess I was in a sunset/sunrise sort of mood this week or something. And this manicure looks amazing in the sunlight. It sparkles like crazy! I loved the gradient on its own, but I decided to add a little bit of stamped accent. Overall, I’m happy with it, but my stamping design messed up a little bit in a couple of spots. It’s not horribly noticeable in real life, but, of course, it jumps out at me in the photo. Ah well … I doubt I’ll ever be a stamping pro. And that’s okay. I can still have fun with it.
Anyhow, I ended up loving this manicure. It might be one of my favorites so far for the whole year. I think I did this manicure on Wednesday (??). I usually change my polish out on Friday so that I can sport a fresh manicure for the weekend. And, also, just because I love having something new to round out my weekly post. But I like this one so much that I’m still wearing it. It still looks darn good, too! I don’t even have much tip wear yet.
And that’s a wrap for my week in nails! My manis this week were few and far between, but there were a couple of goodies in the mix. That always makes for a happy polish junkie. Here’s wishing all of you a great manicure week and weekend, too!