First things first... By the time I finally got through checking out everyone's Day 1 posts on Monday, it was 2 a.m. I'm blown away by my colleague's collective talents. Yowzah. Can't wait to see what they each come up with for Day 2! Toward that end, please be sure to check through everyone's links on the base of this post. So, now, without further adieu...
Welcome back to Day 2 of Kimber's 31 Day Nail Challenge! Today's color....
Oh, yeah!!!! Big fan here. I'm still applauding Pantone's 2012 Color of the Year!.
Orange simultaneously stimulates and warms. I love, love, love, this color. Funny thing, though. As a kid, this crayon rarely came out of my 64-count box. It reminded me of carrots. Kids and carrots don't mix. In my twenties, it still wasn't welcome in my wardrobe.
But that was then, and this is now.
I now adore orange.
For this challenge, I explored the reaches of my stash and selected a burnt orange creme: Life Preserver, by China Glaze. I tend to favor the softer hues, even in these day-glo neon times.
Two coats of Life Preserver did the trick.
Hmmm. It's a great color, no doubt.....but I yearned for something a little more than single-shade nails.
I mean, heck, this is a challenge, right? That, and I lamely did a single-color polished nail on Day 1!
It was time to ratchet up my game a wee bit.
So, back into the stash I went, and out I came with this magical trio: China Glaze Fairy Dust (just can't kick this bling thing), a bottle of Konad's "special white" polish, and that sweet little paisley-like engraving on Konad's M-64 image plate. Gotta tell you, I sure do love me some paisley, and that engraving just set my lacquer-lovin' heart a-flutter.
FYI, there were three nail fails, when transfers went wonky. Thankfully, the do-overs were enough for me to stick a fork in it and say we were done.
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Can we get a close up of that Oh So Subtle Blingy Thing Going On? I am such a sucker for bling. Mmmm hmmm.....
|macro-lens insanity: If you look closely, you can see my tonsils|
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Kimber's Lacquer Korner
-Kat at Hooked On Polish
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Aly at Wonderland Beauty
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Nicole at The Color Republic
-Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
-Cee at Absolutely Cee
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful
-Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine
-Mari at Nailista
-Greta at How Was Your Day?
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L
-Gini at Sassy Paints
-Pam at Nail-E-Glance
LOZLOSA'S POLISH BOTTOM LINE
COLOR/COLLECTION:: Life Preserver, China Glaze Ahoy Collection (Spring 2011)
APPLICATION:: Two creamy thin coats to opaque. No staining the nail bed.
AVAILABILITY:: Online, beauty supply shops, some pharmacies.
PRICE:: $6 average
BOTTOM LINE:: Destined to be a classic. Beautiful creamy orange poppy. Works all year round.
Thanks for stopping by!