Neverending Pile Challenge: Frost

So I’m late again with my challenge post. But the Inlinkz is still open, so I’m going for it!

Revlon Parfumerie Lavender Soap is a scented frost polish. It’s a very pale lavender that looks almost silvery. When dry, it smells like lavender soap, which sounds like a good thing, but the scent had too much of a chemical overtone to really smell fresh.

I added a half-moon accent nail using Julep Flora. For some reason in my head, I thought these colors were closer in saturation than they really are. Flora is a really nice jelly polish. If you don’t topcoat it, it looks a lot like grape jelly to me. It needs a topcoat if you want a shiny finish.

Revlon Parfumerie Lavender Soap

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Neverending Pile Challenge: Pastel

Neverending Pile Challenge

Here’s my late contribution to The Neverending Pile Challenge, Pastel:
Julep Max

The pastel blue is CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Skylight. I had somewhat low expectations for this polish, but it was great! Full coverage in two coats, creamy texture, no chipping after three days.

The black and white topcoat is Julep Max. Full glitter payoff in one coat. I felt that it was a bit too thick though, causing me to have a little more glitter than I wanted. Easy way to get a “paint spatter” effect without the mess.

I used a Kiss French Artist Pen to freehand the white line on my ring finger. Really did not like it! The line looks streaky, not smooth. Next time I will use a nail art brush and white polish.

Over all though, I’m happy with how everything turned out! Thanks for reading!

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Neverending Pile Challenge: Glitter

Working in an office, sometimes you don’t care what your coworkers think … but sometimes you do. If you have an important meeting or just don’t feel like having people look at you funny, beige and glitter can be a good way to go.

Beige and Glitter

I used Revlon Colorstay Gel-Smooth base coat, two coats of Dior Safari Beige, and OPI Gaining Mole-Mentum to put this together. Then I topped it off with Seche Vite.

I’m not usually a luxury beauty kind of person, but wanted to try a high-end brand like Dior to see whether it was really that much better than drugstore brands. It was better, but at $24 not that much better than $9 OPI. So it was a fun experiment and I’ll probably use this color a lot, but am not rushing back to fork over that amount of money anytime soon.

As you may know, Gaining Mole-Mentum is from OPI’s latest Muppets collection. After seeing some great-looking swatches online, I hunted it down at ULTA. However when I saw everything up close, this is the only one I took home. I absolutely love it and keep staring at my nails to see the great, multi-toned glitter.

This was my first time using Seche Vite and I didn’t wrap my tips, so had some shrinkage and other minor issues. Next time I’ll wait a little longer after polish application to apply the top coat, and make sure to wrap the tips. But I do enjoy the thick glossiness of this topcoat.

Thanks for reading my first post! Hopefully there is much more to come.

Edit: This post fits in with the GLITTAH Pirates’ Neverending Pile Challenge, so I’m jumping on board!