Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hard Candy Pop-arazi

So I just checked the date and we are already in September! Yikes! It's been a while since my last post so I do have to apologize for my absence. I am in the middle of the "just-graduated-from-grad-school-and-now-hunting-for-a-job" thing so everything is up in the air. Hopefully, when I begin my career and things settle down, I will be able to create a more concrete blogging schedule. But I just wanted to let you know that I am here and still blogging!

So this is kind of a fun mani I did a few months ago. While perusing the shelves at Walmart, I came upon this very cool glitter topper, Pop-arazi by Hard Candy.

* Drools * I know, right? This polish is filled with small circular red, black, light blue, navy blue, light green, and light pink matte glitters. Essentially, a party in a bottle.

Now one thing I have discovered about myself is that I absolutely love glitter toppers. Actually, now that I think about it, my helmer has more glitter polishes in it than any other kind of polish (matte's, cream's, etc.). But alas, another thing I have discovered is I am horrible at picking out base coats that complement my glitters. Yes, now you see my dilemma. So  after my last glitter topper combo disaster (what I like to call my "nail fail"), I knew I had to pick  the right undies for this polish...

..and I think I did pretty well this time. I decided to fight glitter with glitter and paired Hard Candy Pop-arazi with Milani Silver Dazzle. Two coats of Silver dazzle gave me complete coverage and TONS of shine. On top, I used Pop-arazi to do a glitter gradient and then finished this mani off with one coat of Seche Vite.

What do you guys think of this combo?
Do you have a formula for pairing glitter's with base coats?

Like what you see? Check out my other designs on pinterest!

Hard Candy - Pop-arazi
Milani - Silver Dazzle

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