Thursday, February 23, 2012

Retro Skylar

Zoya recently ran a Valentine's Day promo where you could get a free red polish plus free shipping with any purchase.  I originally was going to pass on the promo but then on the 15th I found out that the promo was still running until midnight that night, not just on Valentine's Day.  So then I basically proceeded to talk myself into it!  I ordered Bevin and Skylar, both from the new True Collection.  I also picked up Lolly.  I already have Phoebe and Mitzi, so I wanted to get Lolly to complete the Mod Mattes Collection.  For the free red polish, I went with Kym from the Wicked Collection.

My order arrived this past Tuesday and I decided to try out Skylar first.

It wasn't exactly how I had imagined it would look.  I can't explain it.  I would look at the bottle and love it, but I kept looking at it on my nails and was feeling indifferent.  I wore it by itself all day Wednesday and it did definitely grow on me.  But by Wednesday night I wanted to switch it up and decided to try out another design from my Red Angel plates.  I picked a retro looking design from Red Angel plate RA-108.

I stamped it onto Skylar using Konad Special Polish in dark red.  Over Skylar, the dark red Konad polish came out looking more like purple but I really liked the way it looked paired with Skylar.  I had originally been trying to decide between the dark red and the dark purple Konad polishes, but I think the dark red was the better choice.  I think the dark purple would have been too dark and not have complimented Skylar as well as the dark red did.  

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my nails next.  There is a great stamping contest going on that Enamel Girl just announced this past Wednesday.  I definitely want to come up with something to submit, but the last day to enter the contest is not until March 21st, so I've still got some time to work on ideas for that.  I'll probably just end up doing what I usually do on the a random drawer of polish, reach in and try to find a color I haven't worn yet and see what I can come up with!

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