Tuesday, April 23, 2013

ABC Challenge - "P" is for Pacific Blue

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Quick post for me this week...but first, I want to thank everyone for the wonderful comments last week.  I love the technique (thanks again to Lisa @ LOZLOSA), and I am pretty pleased with those results.  I will definitely be using the process again.

On to this week...I had so many choices for P  - purples, indie polishes by Pahlish or Polish Addict, a pirates theme with OPI and stamping, but what won out is Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue. 

I have read stories of what polishes started everyone off, and for me, this is one of the two.  I just LOVE this color.  As much as I could have just done this color alone, I got some nail mail, and decided to use this pretty glitter as a topper.  Since there is pink & blue glitter in this, I chose pink for my accent nail. 

And yet again, by the time I am ready for photos we have cloudy skies and rain.  I got about a two minute window today - in my car, no less - so I got a couple of photos, but nothing great.  These photos make this color more blue than my eyes see it in real life.

Colors used:
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Bubblegum Pink
Different Dimension Squarey Hexy

Again, still more blue than in real life.

My weekly thanks to Kimber @ Kimber's Lacquer Korner for starting off this challenge.  Even though we are in the back half, this part of the alphabet is a little more of a challenge...plenty of time to join in.  Go to Kimber's page, click on the ABC Challenge tab under her header, and shoot her a request to join.  Everyone is welcome, but you gotta ask first.

It's hump day!  Hope everyone has a great rest of the week...but before you click off, take a look at all the other's ladies in this challenge.


  1. What a nice bright blue! It goes well with the super sparkly glitter!

  2. Gosh that glitter is amazing! Also Pacific Blue is on my lemmings list, it's just too expensive for me at the moment =(

    Lovely job =)

  3. Pirates!!! That would have been fab, I vote you try that on a non challenge day!!! This is the best color, it's the only polish besides black and white that I have back ups of!!

    1. I think I just might! I've got a busy mani week ahead. My weekly autism blue, then a Chicago Blackhawks fan mani for the regular season ending.

  4. Oh my God Pacific Blue!!!! I love that polish, such a stunning shade! It's in my wishlist since years! :D

  5. I just bought Pacific Blue a couple of weeks ago because it's such a pretty and unique blue. I love the way you've paired it with Squarey Hexy (a lemming of mine!)...great combo. Btw, I hear that big yellow thing in the sky is supposed to show itself this weekend. I cannot wait!

  6. Pacific Blue is one of my absolute favorite SH's! It's a perfect blue! <3

  7. This is one of my very fave blues too! Nothing like it!!! It's one of those polishes that you can wear time and time again and it never gets old!

  8. Hi, Liz!!

    Seriously pretty colors (I'm sooo craving brights right now)! I've had good luck with SH ExtremeWear. Their Black Out is my favorite black creme.

    The glitter is crazy gorgeous.


  9. Who wouldn't love THAT blue? It's so bright and captivating. I also loved the glitter I think it looks a bit like Cirque's XX

  10. I need that glitter! So pretty! Great mani :)

  11. That's a very pretty manicure and a great color combination :)