Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hubby's Picks (HP29): The backlog!

Hi! I have a HUGE back log of posts now. We had a keyboard mishap and a Groupon mishap (got hacked and became the temporary benefactors to someone and bestowed on them an iphone, Galaxy tablet, and FIVE digital cameras. One wasn't generous enough apparently).

I have a laptop but it won't let me install my photo editing software so I was stuck with no real way to post.

At any rate I have LOADS of posts coming including (FINALLY) a Glam Polish spam post, the Tea Beauty review, a dupe alert, and *most importantly* my giveaway announcement!! The final goodies finally showed up!!!!! Dude I'm so stoked you just don't even know.

Ok enough babble. Last week's lineup was JulieG Rock Candy, Nailventurous Floam, Tea Beauty Vanilla Petals, and Glam Polish Wonder (not a part of her regular line).
Get THE look:
  • The biggest issue here was how to deal with two, very gritty, blue based glitters. Never be afraid to layer. This turned out to be an incredible pair to layer. I laid down one layer of JulieG Rock Candy and did two, thin layers of Nailventurous Floam over that. The sparkle of the gumdrop was insanely amazing with the matte neon of Floam. Be brave!
  • Next was tips using Tea Beauty Vanilla Petals. I used french tip guides by Essence. Then I topped those layers with a coat of Seche Vite to make a flat surface. I used a dotting tool for the "splashes" and then pulled the dots out at a curve using a light hand to taper to a tip. 
  • Last was the Glam Polish Wonder accents. When I face two clashing glitters my goal is usually to try to seperate them so that a joining color can create harmony. 
A close up on the layered look created by Rock Candy and Floam. Never count out your textured polishes as a base for your glitter. They can produce fantastic looks!

See you all in the extreme catch up this week!


  1. Oh my gosh, Floam and a textured! How genius is that?! You are the reigning layering queen. You did create harmony, this is so uniquely beautiful. And nice try, T. ;)

    1. Oh you are so sweet! Thanks so much and we'll have to see if he can get me next time! ;)

  2. Oh my gosh, hopefully you were able to get all that stuff sorted out and your money back.
    Love this mani! I've been waiting for this post since you showed last time the colors you were going to use, and I really like how you combined all of them! :D

    ~ Yun

    1. Thanks so much - it's cool to hear that people look at the picks and wait to see how they come out. Sometimes I wonder, but it's just so much fun to do!