Wednesday, September 11, 2013

31DC2013 Day 11: Polka Dots

Hello lovelies! Today has been an extremely busy day. I want to take a moment to remember the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. I remember that day just like it was yesterday. I was a freshman in college at the University of South Florida. I didn't have class until 12:30 in the afternoon and I slept until about 11:30. I got up and prepared for class (as this was only the 2nd week) and headed to the building as usual. I will never forget seeing the images on the television screens as I walked through the building. I remember thinking..."I wonder what they are remembering from today? What war is this that they are showing?" What I didn't know at that time, was that the events I saw on the television screen were from earlier that same day. This was the day that changed America, a generation, and our lives forever..,May God continue to bless and protect our nation and peace all around the world.

Today's manicure theme for the 31 Day Nail Challenge is polka dots. I decided to use one of my beautiful Enchanted Polish untrieds called Spinkled. This is a bright pink base with small black square and scattered holographic glitters throughout. I really love the base color of this polish, even though I am not a big pink girl. I was actually surprised at the sheerness of the formula, I was expecting it to be much more opaque. I used 3 coats and HK Girl Topcoat for the following photos.

I added one coat of Cult Nails Fetish to my pink and index fingers. I used a dotting tool to add the pink dots with Illamasqua Obsess. I added HK Girl Topcoat here as well.


I really loved the way this look, but I really missed the wax finish of Cult Nails Fetish. So I added a coat of Cult Nails Wax That to all of my nails. I really love this wax topcoat as an alternative to matte. It gives more of a satin finish. I guess the best description would be, not so glossy but not too dull (matte) either.



I LOVE the way this look came together!! What do you think? Have you used a topcoat other than a glossy one? Do you prefer matte, gloss, or wax? Let me know in the comments section below!

Smooches!

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