At the end of September, I will have been blogging for six months. I am planning a giveaway, and I will probably have some indie minis as the prize. If I reach 50 fans on Facebook (I'm at 48), I will start the giveaway then rather than at the end of September. I was also keeping an eye on my number of published posts to start the giveaway if I reached 100 published posts before the end of September, but I'm at 80 published posts--this one will be #81--so the Facebook fans will probably reach 50 before I can reach 100 published posts. Finally, I'm watching my number of followers through GFC (Google Friend Connect), and if those were to reach 75 before the end of the month, I will start the giveaway then; I'm at 67 GFC followers. At the latest, though, the giveaway will start at the end of September, for my blogging demi-versary. Yay!
On to the polish review:
I am pretty sure that this was the first time I had ever worn black nail polish. I would not have thought I would like black polish, and I had no idea how much I would love China Glaze Stone Cold. When I first swatched it on a nail wheel after I bought it recently on clearance, I was surprised to see it dried matte! I thought I had bought the other dark Hunger Games collection polish that did not dry matte. I was very excited about having the matte polish, though. I like it so much!
It's an amazing formula, opaque in one coat! It dried quickly.
Cleanup took a while, but it was easier than cleanup of black creme polish. Using acetone for the cleanup around the edges of my nails took a bit of the black off on the edges, revealing silver underneath.
I was very worried it would not last without top coat, though. I did do a "funky French" with top coat free-handed on the tips, and I even tried to wrap my tips (maybe for the second time ever, I just can't seem to do it without ruining the manicure with clumps over the edge), but I worried the matte parts of the manicure would chip. It wasn't long before my OCD self insisted on topcoat somehow. I wore the funky French for a couple of days, though. And, for those two days, each morning I touched up the tips with a new layer of top coat.
Here are some pictures:
|Indoors, office lighting.|
My poor little thumb nubbin has completely grown out now! It's been a month since I took these pictures.
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