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Monday, December 6, 2010

Down The (Purple) Rabbit Hole...

  I got the chance to try out my first BYS polish the other day, thanks to Lisa from NEVER ENDING OBSESSION - thank you so much again! :D

 
Outdoors, sun
  Rather than use this pretty polish by itself, I decided to start off with another color, since I thought that would give it a really cool and different look.  Being the purple lover that I am (go Cats!!) I started with two coats of OPI Funky Donkey.  Then I applied a coat of the gorgeous BYS Down The Rabbit Hole.  It is a black jelly base with tons of holographic glitter.  This stuff was seriously shiny - I could not get a picture that captured the true holo glittery bling of this polish, but it was amazing!  In these sunlight pictures the purple shows through well, although in other lighting I found that it was an "almost black" polish, with a touch of purple showing through.  I think the purple added a lot of interesting depth to this manicure.

Slightly blurry shot to try to show more of the holo effect!
  Th BYS polish applied very nicely and had a really decent drying time.  The one downside - it totally reeked.  I know the smell from somewhere, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it... whatever it was, it was awful.  Luckily it was pretty enough that I didn't really mind so much.  You will be seeing this baby again!  In the shade, the glitter is just a nice silver:

Outdoors, shade, no flash
  However I found that I could almost always find some holo peeking through, even in very shady conditions!  This also wore very well - after topping with two coats of Essie Quick Dry Topcoat, I wore it for three days with virtually no tipwear and no chips.  Overall a very nice polish, and a very fun manicure!

4 comments:

  1. how pretty! glitter+purple=me drooling :)
    great job

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  2. Love the color, lovely blog too!

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  3. Sara Jean - I agree, glittery purples rock!

    Thanks for the fabulous comments, glad you all liked this combo! :)

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