Saturday, March 19, 2011

Milani Silver: has such potential but this mani was a mess...


...this has been the worst week. Every. single. day. someone let me down on something. Everyone was running late (if running at all!) and god... every day!

It's going to be raining all weekend during the trip to Napa with my SO and his mother. But that's not the sad part. The sad part is: because it's been so rainy... part of the Pacific Coast Highway fell into the freakin' ocean and now the romantic getaway that my SO and I had planned to Big Sur... it's no longer practical to go. :( I had been looking forward to this week for the last month. I know it's so bratty to bitch about this sort of thing given the physical and political turmoil of the past month across the world -- but gosh darn it.

Anyway. Enough bitching. Onto nails!

Milani Silver (in lightbox)

Milani Silver (with flash)
Bright silver hex glitter in clear polish and NOTHING else. It takes a lot of patience to pull this mani off effectively though: this was five coats. And I waited a couple of minutes between coats (which I never do -- and it's impossible to get a nice opaque layer of silver glitter without waiting). And then I had to shift around the pieces of glitter with a cuticle stick. And even then... I didn't do a good job:

Closeup of Silver
Argh. My eyes suck and I didn't notice how many gaping holes there were in this manicure until I saw the macro photos. :(



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22 comments:

Rachel Marie said...

I think this looks fabulous and you did a great job applying it :)

Il blog di Ivana said...

WOW !!!!! FANTASTIC !!!!

jaljen said...

This is A MA ZING!

ChaosButterfly said...

I'm sorry that you had a bad week, and sorry about your getaway being ruined. :(
I hope next week turns out better, and hopefully, you guys can go a different time?

Also, I think this mani looks awesome. Like one of those spangly dresses that are made of a million sequins! Maybe next time, you can get more coverage by putting it over a silver foil?

LemonyEmily said...

i agree with chaos butterfly, maybe try over a silver foil that would look awesome. and no-one is going to notice those tiny tiny gaps in everyday life, so just own it :D

I feel for you and your week from hell, and dont worry about your holiday, wherever you end up im sure youll still have a great time :)

schmut said...

Even though glitters like these are hard to apply evenly, this looks gorgeous! It's disco!

Stephanie said...

Reminds me of fishy scales!

(♥♥♥♥♥) Minty said...

This is so pretty!

Viktorija said...

I've been really into glitter polish recently, and this looks really cool!!! Too bad Milani isn't available where I live.

Lacquer Addicts Anonymous said...

Wow it looks gorgeous but I guess you have to be very patience with applying :) Maybe it looks better once you layer it over white or some other color/

Lenae said...

Love this!

Rose Sélavy said...

It looks pretty but I guess it's better to get hex glitter separately and apply it onto clear nail varnish. I'll give it a try :>

Asami said...

This looks like it would be an awesome topper though.

lacednotes said...

Are you sure we're not related? When it rains it pours but eventually the sun comes out. At least that what I tell myself.

I reallylove that mani. So glittery. I have nothing like it. I've never see Milani. Thanks for sharing.

lacednotes said...

Do your nails feel heavy with this?

Melissa at Silly Bee's Chickadees said...

I feel ya, sister! I was sick and stayed home from work for a few days at the beginning of the week, then yesterday morning I found out my sister and her husband are separating, thennnn last night I was on makeupalley and there was this lady (really not a lady) who was very mean to me, so I closed my account there. Ughhhhh! Calgon!!!

On another note, I love the polish! Awesome for New Year's!

Sia said...

Amazing colour!! x

Lucy said...

Sorry for your crap week. Look at the bright side that you did get to go away. I love that polish. Looks like a dress from the 1960's all spangly. I think you did a great job.

You nailed it! said...

i'm sorry for your week. and it'll all be alright. the world is acting so crazy lately.. and the mani, it looks so good! and people won't be looking at your nails that close so it's a cool discoball mani.

Jeanie said...

Oh my god I love it!

Matt and Leah said...

It would also look really good over a dense silver glitter polish. That's what I do with my $OPI Only Gold For Me.

extraH said...

I'm sorry about your bad days, mama! On the bright side, this mani is fab-u-lous. I love it.

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