Happy Wednesday everyone! So today's Positively Polished post is a happy/sad, semi-sweet one. I came up with a gorgeous combo of colors....and promptly ruined my mani towards the end. Don'tcha hate it when that happens? I'll probably be doing this combo again soon, however, I have SO many polishes to review/try, etc., that I need to move on for now....BUT I did just so happen to take pictures before it was ruined! (before 2nd coat and top coat though). I call it Fireflies in the Moonlight!
Left: Julep's Bunny & Right: Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Firefly
Bunny is one of Julep's new summer polishes that was a featured add-on to their Nantucket Nostalgia Collection from this past Julep Maven Box. If you want to check out the box I received and get more info on the collection, click HERE! Bunny is a crisp white linen creme with fine gold shimmer. YES, I said gold shimmer....take a look...
In the bottle, you can TOTALLY see the gold shimmer. It is to DIE for. On the nail, however, is a totally different story! It magically disappears! Even after two coats you can BARELY see anything in the plain white. It turns out to be more like off-white leaning towards cream yellow flecks. A very exaggerated version would be similar to Jelly Belly's popcorn flavor coloring! All in all though, I still LOVE Bunny! The fact that is has that shimmer (non-shimmery on) makes the white much warmer and less stark. A very summery haute white!
Now Sally Hansen's Lustre Shine in Firefly.....OOooooooo
I kept trying to take pictures of the bottle and I could not do it justice (curse you silly iPhone 4 camera!). It is the most fabulous polish I've picked up this summer! Here's what Sally Hansen's website says about this collection:
"An intense and radiant nail lacquer infused with real silver. Inspired by the lustrous color flip of molten, liquid metal and the iridescence of a peacock feather." - sallyhansen.com
They are SO right. I have decided I must have all in this collection! They are:
- Moonstone - opalescent pearl, pink/blue/green iridescence sheen
- Gilt - light gold with heavy pink iridescence sheen
- Firefly - bronze with heavy copper/green iridescence sheen
- Azure - deep inky blue with purple undertones
- Plume - antique gold with bronze sheen and green undertones
- Lava - copper with pink/red undertones and fine rose-gold shimmer
- Scarab - peacock blue with yellow undertones and fine turquoise shimmer
- Copperhead - red-brown with green/gold sheen
Well that's it for now! Hopefully soon I can bring you a NICER, FINISHED manicure...that would be awesome of me, I'm sure. By the way, did you totally get why it's called Fireflies in the Moonlight? Hm? Firefly polish? Half-moon mani? Get it?.....OK....::blushes::