Friday, November 28, 2014

Because It's Not Cold Yet

Revlon Brilliant Strength Captivate Swatch Fall Manicure

 I know a lot of the country is buried under a blanket of snow, but here in CA it's way too hot for this time of year. It's been in the 70's all week. Since it doesn't feel very wintery (and since I didn't get this posted yesterday) I'm going to sneak in one last fall manicure before the onslaught of Christmas nails. This shade from the Revlon Brilliant Strength line is called Captivate. It's a really glow-y burnt orange metallic color. 

Revlon Brilliant Strength Captivate Swatch Fall Manicure

I'm wearing two coats here. The formula was easy to work with. Also, I swear it smells a little like green apple Jolly Ranchers, but my husband insists I'm going crazy. I just checked it again right now, and yeah, definitely has a different scent than the typical polish smell. 

I tried out Nail Vinyls for the first time to create some fall nail art and I loved them. I've tried in the past to go cheap with scotch tape and pinking shears, but these are infinitely easier to work with. I made random splotches of color over my orange base and added a layer of top coat to help it dry faster. Once the polish was dry I applied the vinyls one finger at a time and painted over with Seeing Red by China Glaze from The Giver Collection. I immediately pulled up the vinyls while the polish was still wet to prevent any pulling or sticking. I waited a bit for the red to dry partially so I wouldn't get any streaking and then finished up with more top coat to smooth it all out. This is such a quick and easy way to create interesting looking nails. I ordered a combo pack of vinyls and I can't wait to try out the other shapes.

Nail Vinyls fall nail art zig zag

Nail Vinyls fall nail art zig zag

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