Arrgghh, I feel like my vision has turned square! I've been playing minecraft with my two littlies for hours today - so unproductive, but they have had so much fun. We also went to Costco today. Why is it that we can never leave that place without spending about $500. Seriously! They had an 85" TV there today too. It was massive. Sadly we don't have a spare six and a half grand to drop on a ridiculously sized TV.
For tonight's nails I have a mani I created using two shades from the Dance Legend Velvet Re-charge collection. The Re-charge Velvets consist of 10 pastel shades to accompany the 20 other velvet shades already in the collection.
The two shades I chose were 651 (pastel blue) and 659 (pastel dusty pink). I created a very soft gradient using these polishes. I have to say that these were some of the best polishes I have ever created a gradient with. Because they were such delicate light shades I expected them to require lots of dabbing with the sponge to build up the colour, but to my surprise, they only needed two applications from the sponge. The colour showed up creamily and easily.
The gradient reminded me of an early morning sunrise here on a cold Canberra morning, so I grabbed my bird plate from Messy Mansion and stamped some black silhouetted birds. This actually looked like our house about a week ago, where we had more than 30 sulphur crested cockatoos on the bare fruit trees out in the back yard, although the shape of these birds in the stamping is wrong (these look more like kookaburras with their large bills to me).
Now to the swatches of the two shades. This on is 651. It is a stunning pastel blue shade that doesn't lean green. The finish on these polishes is satin. It's not a completely flat matte, as it still has a slight sheen to it. This is two coats without top coat. Perfection in a bottle.
This is 569 which is a pastel dusty pink shade. I found the formula on this on a little trickier to apply and needed three coats to ensure it was smooth on the nail. I think I rushed my application creating drag marks through the wet previous coats. I would therefore recommend waiting a little longer than usual before applying subsequent coats. This is three coats without top coat.
I love these so much, I want the whole recharge pastel collection. The range of colours is just divine and they scream spring to me.
Dance Legend polishes are available from the Dance Legend website. International shipping is only $10 for up to 10 polishes, but if it's more than 10 polishes then shipping is free! The website also has details of other international stockists.
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