I hope you all enjoyed your week and the weather was good for. We had a pretty good week weather wise last week, a few cool days but now back to the warmth. I had a pretty low key week and am heading into a long week at work. We are finally getting the last of our windows installed today, one last thing to do! Oh the joys of home ownership!
For this weeks nails I thought I would do a 'drugstore' brand as I haven't done one in quite awhile? I also thought I would try my hand at some beginner color blocking. I choose to use Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 270-Lacey Lilac and 230-Pep-Plum. This nail polish is a fairly inexpensive one at about $2.49 a bottle. I really liked how the Lacey Lilac applied, it was almost a one-coater. Pep-Plum on the other hand was quite runny and needed 2 coats and is still a bit streaky. I found that the brush on these is a lot longer than what I am used to, it would take some getting used to! The brush also picks up a ton of polish so you need to be really careful when you first take it out of the bottle and wipe the excess of. It wasn't so bad on the Lilac shade but it caused a mess with the Plum shade as that one is quite a bit thinner.
To do this simple color block you will need 2 polishes and some tape (either nail stripping tape or regular tape should work fine. I started out first painting my nails alternating between the 2 colors. Did my regular 2 coats of each over Sephora's Base coat. Once that was dry I cut my tape into sections and ran them diagonally across all my nails.
I than used the opposite color that was already on my nail and filled in the top section with that.
You don't want to wait to long before removing the tape or you will end up with a mess! Finish with my regular top coat of Seche Vite and done! Not to bad for a first timer!
Last weeks nails, Sephora Formula X in Evocative held up fairly well, the tip wear you can see actually ended up happening fairly early, around the 3-4 day and never went any further. I really liked this nude color as it just kind of blended in with my sin and I think it will make a good base color for some bright nail art!
I am going to be participating in a Canadian Beauty Bloggers 'Finish 5 for Fall' challenge so I hope to have my post up soon for that. Until than, have you tried any new polishes lately? Is there any brand I need to try? Thanks for reading and talk to you soon.