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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Accent Nail? Yes, Please

Hello, kittens! I must admit that, at times, I'm guilty of jumping on bandwagons and with polish, that is no exception. However, until last night I stayed away from the accent nail trend. For those who don't know, it has become quite popular to polish one nail on each hand differently than the rest of the fingers. Though, as you may know from past entries, I'm quite fond of the skittle mani, I didn't really get "the point" of just one finger being different. Last night, I decided to give this look a try and was pleasantly surprised with the results. I did a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote followed by two coats of Ulta Material Girl on all fingers. I'd heard great things about Material Girl from polish friends and fellow nail bloggers so I decided to pick it up during Ulta's buy two get two free promo. I have to say, I was STUNNED by how gritty it was. I guess I've been spoiled by nice smooth finishes on the other glitter polishes I own. I was really bummed but this color does look awfully pretty in direct sunlight, the holo glitter sparkling nicely. My friend and fellow blogger, Neeka, was kind enough to inform me that many glitter polishes lean towards the grit and suggested I try a product called Gelous, which smooths out the finish. I can't wait to find a bottle and try it. But I digress. I topped Material Girl with one coat of NYC New York Color Extra Shiny Top Coat. The mani looked okay but I wanted it to "pop" a little more so I took the plunge and added a coat of Ulta Little Black Dress to my ring fingers. This polish seemed to go on MUCH smoother and I was quite a bit happier. I will definitely dabble in this nail trend again, maybe mixing it up a bit by choosing a different finger to accent in the future. So, in summary, gritty polish = bad, smooth and shiny = good, at least until I decide to try out a matte polish and probably end up liking that too. *eye roll* ;)

5 comments:

Manicured Monkey said...

now that you mention it in comparison to a skittle mani, it doesn't make sense lol looks good on you tho :D

Samarium's Swatches said...

I like this a lot! I bought material girl but haven't used it yet that sucks that it is gritty :( I want to try the product Neeka suggested though I wonder how it compares to seche vite?
I really like accent nails :D

Kari said...

Hee hee, thanks, ladies! Yeah, I'm pretty well converted to this trend now. ;) I hope to pick up some Gelous in the near future. I'll definitely post on it when I do. :)

Lunachat said...

After matte finishes, join me for the crackle craze. Now that metallics are coming, I'm doomed! :P

Kari said...

Ahahaha, Luna! I seriously almost posted about the crackles coming in the near future, lol.