I'm going to start trying to push myself to wear more creative/inspired nails rather than my usual 1 polish or polish plus glitter accent. With that said, today I'm showing off a mani combo that I came up with for National Wear Teal Day (September 7) as part of Ovarian Cancer Month.
Here's what I did:
- Bridge the Ridge ridge filling base coat
- 3 coats Wet 'n Wild Fastdry in Silvivor
Silvivor is a bright silver foil finish that dries pretty quickly (it should given it's formula).
The color and shine reminds me of aluminum foil, especially from far away. :-)
Closer up, you can definitely see the foil-particles/shimmers, so being careful about brush strokes is important.
And to make it more challenging for me, the brush in my bottle is on the fluffy side...
Then I added Wet 'n Wild ColorIcon Cost Is No Issue:
- on ring fingers, a thin coat over the entire nail
- on the rest of the nails, dabbed on a gradient using the brush (most of the way cleaned off)
- put on a coat of Gelous after I took the pics since Cost Is No Issue definitely dries gritty-feeling and it's a topcoat eater
Cost Is No Issue is from the Ice Baby collection of 2011.
It's a gorgeous teal glitter composed of mostly lighter teal micro-glitter combined with bright teal blue hex glitters in a clear base (there's just so much micro glitter that the base looks tinted).
I really wish this was in a full-size bottle - it's half the size of Silvivor - and I wish that it would be readily available.
Silvivor is a core color and available where ever Wet 'n Wild is sold for around $2. Cost Is No Issue is, unfortunately, a limited edition polish. I know of no true "dupes" for it and a quick search didn't bring up anything close. It's too bad that when Wet 'n Wild did their Spoiled and Fergie lines they didn't re-release all of the Ice Baby collection colors under new names like they did with some of the shades. :-/
How do you get inspired to wear more involved nail looks? Search for images, go with a color theme...? Let me know as I'm always trying to get inspired to go outside my comfort zone.
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**opinions are my own, not biased in any way
**combinations are my own