Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Island Girl On Vacation

It seems I'm becoming quite the world traveler. Last week I was in Las Vegas and now I'm off to Thailand to visit family. Posts may be a little wonky over the next two weeks, but I'm planning to keep them coming. I almost had a hard time choosing what to wear on vacation, but then I remembered I can change it once I get there. No way could I make it 2 weeks with the same nails! Last week in Vegas I made extra sure I could go to ABC Store to pick up some Island Girl polishes since Vegas, Hawaii and apparently a very limited selection online are the only places to get them. Of course I couldn't wait to try them out, plus they're very vacation-y colors.

I've got on two coats of Island Girl, Aloha Paradise which is a beautiful teal/sea foam color. It was a little patchy on the first coat, but the second cleared that right up. I did a sponged gradient with Zoya, Julieanne (3 passes with the sponging to darken it up). The sparkles on top are Island Girl, Island Sun. It has little shreds of teal and purple as well as some blue and purple hearts. A little fishing and mushing was required, but overall not too bad. This is just one strategically placed coat of glitter on top. I finished it off with two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri to smooth over some of the rough shreds.

My coworkers were sure to tease me plenty as I tried to explain why I was dragging them into ABC. I was really good (or bad?) and only bought two. I'm sure it would have been more if I didn't have to worry about getting them through the airport in my carry on. Just look at all those colors! 

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