Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pop Culture Cosmetics Merry Kissmas + Zoya Logan

Hey guys! Today I have an ultra-Christmassy mani for you, hurray! I have been putting the super festive ones off until closer to the big day, but I just couldn't wait any longer :) Pop Culture Cosmetics Merry Kissmas is a mix of green satin hexes/squares/microglitter and shiny red squares/hearts. I layered it over Zoya Logan to keep the mani nice and green -- I think it ended up looking like a Christmas wreath! Check it out:

outdoors, shade
outdoors, sun
 On my nails:
1 coat Innisfree Eco Peel-off Base coat
2 coats Zoya Logan
3 coats Pop Culture Cosmetics Merry Kissmas
2 coats OPI Topcoat
1 coat Seche Vite

Now I must admit in full disclosure that this mani was a bit of a process... I unfortunately was unable to get any hearts at all out of Merry Kissmas, which was a bummer as that was my favorite part of the polish. It is sometimes harder to get already-pesky larger glitters out of mini bottles, but I still find it odd when I haven't had much of a problem with this brand like that so far... just lucky this time I guess :) So I pulled some extra red hearts out of another older polish I have, but unfortunately it seems they have lost some pigment, so that was a nuisance also! After some careful dabbing (you can see on my ring finger the silver behind one heart- I tried to cover up one of the glitters that had lost its pigment with another) I ended up with this, which I really do love :) The idea ended up exactly how I wanted and absolutely perfect-- just ran into some bumps in the execution.

outdoors, shade
A shot of Logan on its own because it is just too beautiful!

outdoors, shade-- Logan
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Have a great day! ♥

indoors, natural light