Saturday, March 31, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Nails

For St. Patrick's Day, I wore Milani's Nail Lacquer 3D Holographic Hi-Tech, their light green holographic polish. I am so glad I bought this polish! I love it! It was easy to apply and remove, and it lasted a week until I was ready to remove it.

The green color makes me think of new grass in the spring. It might be a good polish for around Easter. The color is not just light green, though.  There are strong flashes of a gorgeous gold, too!  The holographic effect is not as strong as in my Glitter Gal polishes, but it's pretty strong, and it's one-third the price of Glitter Gal and more easily available because I can buy Milani polishes in local stores, but I have to order Glitter Gal online.

I am VERY new to blogging, and I took pictures with my cell phone, so the pictures aren't fancy or anything.

I used Sally Hansen Age Growth Correct (discontinued) as my base coat, three coats of Hi-Tech, and a coat of Seche Vite.  When you put on top coat, at first it seems like the holo effect is dulled, but as soon as the SV dried, the holo was back on my nails, if not completely back to its original intensity, at least so close that I couldn't tell.  These pictures were taken after a day of wear, including typing on a computer all day at my office.

This was in the sun, in my car, at lunchtime, on "casual Friday" (hence the jeans) the day before St. Patrick's Day.  ;-)  Now my bosses will figure out why my lunch breaks are so long!

Yup!  That's holographic!

These are still in the car, but without sunlight directly on them.  These may be the most color-accurate.

Direct Sunlight:

Inside my office, artificial overhead lights:

Under my desk, using flash:

Blurry, yes, but ooh, Sparkly!

Thank you for reading!

My Very First Post on My Very First Blog

I never thought I would have a blog, but now I know for sure that my nail polish addiction is pretty severe.  I loved nail polish even before I was allowed to wear it.  I don't think I'm alone in that.  I kept my nails polished as a teenager and then as a single woman.  However, once I got married, I got sidetracked, and my focus was elsewhere.  But, less than a year ago, I started regularly painting my nails again.  It makes me feel good about myself, because I'm taking care of myself, and because having polished nails adds to a polished appearance.  And, buying nail polish is FUN!

So, that's how "it" started.  A few months ago I discovered nail polish blogs.  I can't even remember how that happened.  I eventually had to learn how to use Google Reader rather than clicking on the link of each blog one by one.  I thought I would never go crazy with buying nail polish.  But, I kept buying more than I expected, and I had to buy a set, O.K., two sets of storage drawers for my nail polish.  But, I thought, "hey, my addiction is not that bad . . . I don't have a blog and never will."  Yeah.  No denying it now. It's a full-blown addiction.

I am a happily married part-time stay-at-home doggie mom and part-time litigation attorney.  I have been a lawyer for twenty years in South Florida.  Given my choice of profession, and given that I go to court often, up until this year, I never thought I would wear anything but some version of red or pink or orange nail polish.  I couldn't see myself ever wearing or even liking blue polish or green and especially not glitter.  But, now I love blue polish and wear it (although mostly on my toes), and I love green polish, and I especially love glitter.  My most recent nail polish obsession is magnetic nail polish.

This blog will be like a journal where I keep track of my manicures.  I will post pictures (as soon as I learn how to do that).  If you are reading this, and you know about blogs, please feel free to share any tips.  At this point I know NOTHING!!!

Welcome to my blog, and thank you for reading!