Sunday, October 23, 2011

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Pink Ribbon day

Monday 24 October is the official Pink Ribbon day in Australia this year.  So show my support for breast cancer awareness, I'll be sporting this pretty mani tomorrow.

I started with Orly bonder base coat.  I decided I would wear Ozotic #527, one of the all time worst holo polishes ever made (but it's a pretty pink).  But after I applied one coat I remembered how sheer it was.  So then I put on a coat of Ulta 3 Spring Shower.  It's a pale pink cream, but a little plain for what I wanted.  So finally I layered one coat of Ozotic #516. Perfect, exactly the colour I wanted.

On the accent nail I put three coats of Ulta3 Lily White.  That is one tricky polish.  It's gluggy and draggy to apply. Every time I put it on I remember that I planned to add white pigment to it to make it a one coat white, just like I did to my Ulta3 Black Satin to make it a one coater.  One day I'll remember to do that before I apply the polish.

Next I applied a holographic top coat to the white nail and applied the pink ribbon decal.  The pink ribbon decal was gifted to me as a prize in a nail art competition from Nail Polish Art Addiction.

Hey, who needs a white holo when you can layer a holographic top coat over a white polish and get something just as good.  I used HITS Hefesto as the holographic top coat.

I love this mani, I feel very feminine and will have to find something pink to wear with this tomorrow at work.


  1. Pretty mani and for a very worthy cause.

  2. That looks lovely, and for such an important cause, too!

  3. REally great mani!
    I love it!

  4. nice nails, cute for a good cause (:
    the holographic top coat looks really good (:

    CMPang x

  5. Wow that is really delicate and gorgeous!

  6. What a pretty mani & a great tribute to Pink Ribbon Day

  7. Im just loving all your hits swatches

  8. Awwwww!!!
    I loved the ribbon!!!


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