Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Morning Star nails


Today I have a pretty, soft pastel blue to share.  I was in need of a softer color after I took my last mani off (it was leaning towards super bright/neon on my skin tone).  The answer to my craving came in the form of Sinful Colors Morning Star from the Girls in Pearls Sheer Shimmers collection that came out earlier this year.

Here's what I did:

  • base coat of Pro FX Fiberized Ridge Filler
  • 3 coats of Sinful Colors Morning Star #1116
  • Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Diamond Flash fast dry top coat
In this top picture, you can see some of the shimmer coming out.  :)
--please excuse the lack of clean up on my ring finger; 
I didn't want to risk remover running into the paper cut again--
Shimmers can be seen inside the square above
--all pictures under lamp light--
--In real life, it's a little bit brighter--

Morning Star is a soft pastel blue that has a subtle silvery pearl shimmer that likes to hide.  The first coat was, as the collection name implies, very sheer.  2 coats was better...3 coats had enough opacity for me.  My first coat was very thin so I did have to be a little careful to not go over the same spot too many times or else it looked almost gritty from it drying quickly.  My second coat was a medium-thick one.  But by the time I did a third thin coat, there was no indication of any problems.  It dried to a fairly shiny finish; the fast dry top coat  just made it shinier.

I bought this pretty at Walgreens for $1.99.  Unfortunately, this one is probably not available now since it's limited edition.

After a really bright/intense color, do you crave a more pastel one?

**all products purchased by me / my opinions are my own

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