Hope you all had a great 3 day weekend here in the States! Weather was not as bad as predicted, but it still has been a lot cooler - and cloudier - than you would want at this time of the year.
I had a little, I don't know, brain blockage, and couldn't decide between a couple of manicures. So, I texted a friend of mine, and made her make my decision for me. Thanks Jessica - this one turned out good.
So, I took a little liberty (there's a pun there...you'll get it further down) with the letter U this week, but I couldn't pass up the tie in with the letter to the holiday. Plus, I got my hands on some of the texture polishes I am just LOVING right now, and everything just fell into place for this week. It hardly ever happens, so you ride the wave when it hits, right?
I could have gone really crazy with this manicure - red, white and blue - but I chose to do patriotic without it IN YOUR FACE - you know what I mean? And the photos are of both hands, and all 5 breaks are there - 2 on one hand, and 3 on the other. My right hand - oddly enough since it is not my dominant hand - got the worst of it.
Sally Hansen Sugar Coats - Cherry Drop
Sally Hansen Sugar Coats - Sugar Fix
Sally Hansen Sugar Coats - Razzleberry
OPI - Happy Anniversary
Krafty Gurl - Liberty Belle (here's the pun...I took a little liberty...get it? So OK, not really funny.)
The Sugar Coats - Don't get me wrong, I own all the Pixie Dusts and Liquid Sands that are out there, but sometimes I like the texture without the glitter. I like the interest the texture adds, and the matte finish too. I used 2 coats of the red and blue, and 3 of the white. I was a little nervous about using that many, since a lot of the comments I have seen about texture polishes is that when you build up layers, you start to lose the texture. I don't know if it's the brand, but I didn't have that problem. It was a little longer to dry, but once it was, the texture was very noticeable.
The OPI is a metallic white (at least in my opinion), and just added some more bling to my accent nails. I used 2 coats on my nails...there was still VNL, but since I was topping with glitter, I wasn't too concerned about it. And the attention grabber? Krafty Gurl's creation. I've wanted a red-white-blue glitter for a long time that had a mix of glitters without having the huge pieces , and here she is.
As I said, I'm really pretty happy with the finished product. And, as usual, I tip my hat to Kimber at Kimber's Lacquer Korner. Link to her page, she always has something great in her reviews. And if you want to join the group, take a look-see at the ABC Challenge tab on her blog, and shoot her an e-mail.
Now on to everyone else - I am really curious to see what everyone else has come up with this week!