Today, I'm bringing you the base color for a planned layered mani from an old idea and a fail that I never posted. I'm not saying what it is, because I might fail again and have to change up.
Anyway! I have 4 coats of polish on, starting with 2 coats Quirius, Caribbean Turquoise. It's one of the polishes in my massive Giveaway found HERE!. Please enter if you haven't already!
2 coats of Maybelline, Turquoise Seas over 2 coats Quirius Caribbean Turquoise.
Maybelline TS is what I call a soft duochrome...turquoise base with gold, blue and lavender flashes. My lighting ate the gold in this color, but it's there. I found this polish (along with Vanishing Venus) at a Dollar Tree a few days ago.
It wasn't my first choice for this mani- I was planning on using the new scented Revlon, Ocean Breezes, however, since I kept on glancing at the Maybelline, I figured my intuition was telling me it might be the better choice. The formula on TS was quite thin, so I thought a basecolor was in order. I chose Quirius, Caribbean Turquoise, and used 2 coats. It's a jelly(!) and is more of an aquamarine color than turquoise. I had to tweek the color, hence the yellow skintone.
Next - something useful!
I thought that some of you might get a kick out of this tidbit...
One of the most useful manicure tools I have in my house are these tongs!
When my polish is still wet/dentable, I use these tongs for everything...rooting through my handbag, pulling my pants up (or down) while using the Loo, picking up objects...etc.
I also have spring loaded pliers I keep in my handbag for zippers.
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