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Friday, March 26, 2010

DT Maybelline, Turquoise Seas and Quirius, Caribbean Turquoise

Hi Kids!
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.

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hahaha!  I never thought of using tongs when I have wet nails.  Well played!!

Nessa said...

I love this layering effect!
Those tongs are a great idea, once I read what you said I had a funny mental picture of myself doing that LOL
I might have to add this to my mani closet. <--Yes I have a closet dedicated to manis!

Evil Angel said...

Beautiful mani! I love you and your tongs! lol I make Chris do everything for me when my nails are drying. O:-)

Rhea k said...

The mani looks great! I don't do anything when my polish is wet, what a nice excuse to escape chores!  :-D

Romika said...

Lovely mani!!! Beautiful color!

Hahahaha......you are quite inventive :)
I also aks my hubby to help me.......but this is a solution I never thought of. Maybe I have to use something like that too....

Heather said...

Oh yay! I can finally comment! I was trying to over the last few days and it would not let me log in. Anyway...
these are beautiful colors! I'm looking forward to what you do with this, I know it will be stunning!

OMG, you are brilliant. I think Matt would be angry if I used the tongs like that so maybe I need to buy a set just for myself. ;)
Plus, it would be fun to tell someone not to touch my potty tongs! (I am a sick, sick person.)

P.S. Missed you, love your nails, love you!

Starlight said...

Gotta get me some tongs! What a great tip! 8-)

ange-marie said...

pliers! brilliant! I love you! that solves so many of my problems. big kisses\1  oh and the polish. looooves. love me a good teal

thriszha said...

love those polishes!! 8-)

Ayuu said...

I love that mani, teal shades are gorgeous !

Arrianne said...

Haha about the tongs. I usually just sit around and do nothing waiting for my nails to dry. Or just be extra careful. I think if I did that with the tongs the people I live with would think I was crazy.

makeupgirl21 said...

Very pretty color on your nails.  Looks like the ocean.  Good idea using the tongs.  I know I dented a couple of nails just getting out my topcoat from my manicure bag.  I should've taken it out before starting my manicure.  Tongs would be a good item to use.