Saturday, March 10, 2012

Royal Candy Coating.

Have you read One Gent's Ten?  It's quite interesting having a mans input into the world of nail polish.  His swatches are well done and tidy and his nails neat and masculine (polished or not, I prefer shorter nails on a man.)
One of the things that I really like is how his view point is making me take a new look at polish and finishes as well as looks that are attainable to individuals with shorter nails.  He recently did a post on candy paint jobs for vehicles  Chances are you've seen them, these are the paint jobs that always make you look twice and wonder if you have a polish that color.  Come on, I know we've all done it.  He accomplished his look via a jelly sandwich, a layering technique involving a jelly polish and glitter polish. 
I wanted to achieve something more true to the actual finish I've seen on vehicles, so here you see the original color that I started out with on my ring finger.  This is China Glaze ***  a beautiful silver shimmer that applied beautifully.  This is two coats, and they dried fairly fast.  Over the top of that I used a single coat of Revlon Royal, a blue jelly that in this instance I wanted to be a bit more sheer.  You have to enlarge the photos to see, but there is a definite depth that is very striking, a certain something that adds an additional element of elegance.  To finish I used a single holo hex from a glitter mix and added it to the center of the nail.  A tiny flake of other glitter snuck in on my middle finger, but I am calling it a design element now.  :) 

While this is very much the right direction that I want to go, this isn't quite the look I was hoping to end up with, honestly I wanted a bit more...something.  The tip wear wasn't impressive either, the Royal wore down in about half a day.  So I'll be trying this look again.  Meanwhile, I hope you enjoyed this look.  Many thanks to Scott for his inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading and commenting.  Until next time, you all take care!


  1. This is so pretty!! :D I love that blue!!

    1. It's great isn't it. I bought it just for this look and wondered why I hadn't gotten it sooner.


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