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Thursday, September 20, 2012

31 DC: DAY 21: INSPIRED BY COLOR: An Ode to Grey

Doing a manicure that is inspired by color is crazy!  There are so many colors to choose from; how does one choose?  I noticed that I have quite the collection of grey glitter polishes, and a lot of indies don't really make grey glitter polishes.   So, I thought I would do a grey glitter post!
First up in my untrieds is Pahlish Sitting In A Tin Can.  This is three coats and it went on rather thickly and some dabbing of the larger glitters was required.  I love the white diamond hexes and the black sqaures though!  Aren't they great?!
Next is HazeGlaze Texas Walrus.  This is a gorgeous deep grey jelly with gold hexes and green diamonds and smaller gold and green hexes.   This is four coats and it was hard to build up, and I had to manually maneuver the larger pieces, but it was worth it!
Next, is Alter Ego Biker Chick.  This one is a lighter grey (shown over Zoya Dove)  with black diamonds, white bars, and smaller various shapes and sizes of glitter. It dries satin, but here I matte top coated it. This polish is a tad thick, but easy to apply. Alter Ego's polish bases tend to separate, but within seconds of shaking, they are back to normal!
KB Shimmer Elle was one of my monthly favorite polishes!  It is a a lighter grey jelly base with rose pink glitters and silver glitters mixed in.  It goes on easily in about 3 coats.  This is one of my favorite glitter polishes.
I would  be remiss if I din't mention an oldie.  Nina Ultra-pro Glamrock.  This and Purple X-ing were my very first glitter polishes one year ago.  Glamrock makes it super easy to wear, being almost a one coater, but I put two anyway.   Glides right on with no issues!
My last glitter polish needed a base coat and coincidentally both are untried.  The base coat is Color Club Revvolution.  I know this has been around awhile, but I just got my hands on it in a blog sale.  I did not know this was a one-coater!
I layered Lynnderella's Mercury's Rainbow over it.  Honestly, when I put it on at my desk, I thought, "What's the big deal?"   When I went outside in the sun, however; I figured it out real quick!
I am not a fan of the woman, but this polish does amazing things in the sun!
This is one coat over Color Club Revvolution.
I hope you liked my grey glitter color inspiration!   Check out everyone else's inspiration below...

1 comment:

thalie @ Glazed Talons said...

I love this post! I have been wanting to do a grey theme with my grey polishes,all 7 or 8 of them,lol!