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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hard Candy Mushroom

Hi ho, kittens! The star of my current mani is *Mushroom by Hard Candy. I started with a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote, followed by one coat of Mushroom, as seen here: Clearly, this polish is not a one-coater. I was a bit concerned about the patchiness but I had a sneaking suspicion that the second coat would even things out nicely, which it did, as evidenced here: I so wish I was a better photographer because honestly, after the second coat, this polish looked really terrific. It was a slightly difficult formula to work with, a bit thick and challenging to manage, but with results like these, it's worth a little bit of extra effort. When I showed this mani to my hubby, he said it looked "rich" and reminded him of chocolate pudding. (Again, I wish I could take better pics to reflect this. I'm hoping that my photography skills will continue to improve over time.) I found it a little bit "cooler" than pudding-colored, like there was a touch of gray mixed in with the brown, and it is definitely unlike anything else I own. A pleasant surprise, for sure.

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10 comments:

destany said...

lovely, my dear! :)

071126120696 said...

It is so hard to capture the beauty in polishes...

Lunachat said...

I'm in the same boat with photography. I take about 30 shots and find one keeper. Keep at it, well both be awesome soon! I would call this colur fudgecicle. Gah! Now I want a fudgecicle.

Kari said...

Thanks everyone! Mmmm...fudgcicle. ;)

Love, B said...

I'm still pretty in love with these 'greige' shades, and that's a sweet one!

Lacquered Lover said...

So hard to get true to color pics unless you are in the sun! Pretty color!

Whitney @ ElementalStyles said...

I know what you mean about having a hard time with photographing! I can never photograph holos at all! But your pictures are pretty good!

Anywho I tagged you for a Stylish Blogger Award here: http://elementalstyles.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-wednesday-and-stylish-blogger.html

Kari said...

Thanks, ladies! I think I'm going to have to try to start taking some pics outdoors (even though it's soooo ridiculously hot down here and some days I don't even leave the house, lol). I also have to play with the camera more. It has 109 settings and I have no clue what they are used for, lol.

Painting Rainbows said...

Lol I looked at the first pic and was like EEEWW then realized. My Color Club's are like this too, but work out after the second coat.

Kari said...

Yeah, I was a little bit concerned at first but the second coat made it all better.