Friday, September 6, 2013

Hocus Pocus

I'm grateful for the shortened week after the holiday.  It was all I could do to get out of bed these last four days.  I've lost a lot of my motivation lately.  I'm ready to have a job using my degree, so I will feel more useful.  So once again, I picked a title, and nail color, that is more fitting.  I could use a little hocus pocus in my life right now.

This week I have another double post, so to speak.  First, I want to show you a swatch, then my actual mani I had this week.

The swatch is of a lovely purple polish by Ulta.  It is Cocktails Anyone?  I love the color, but I really didn't  like the formula.  It was more thick and left a very patchy layer, rather than the smooth applications I'm used to from other brands.  It is very similar to China Glaze Urban-Night and the China Glaze polish has a much better formula.

For this week's mani, I used a very similar color.  I used three coats of Sonia Kashuk Hocus Pocus.  It was a little thin, but after three coats, it was fairly even.  After it dried I stamped on the image using Konad special polish in Navy blue and plate RA-109.  The image is a little difficult to see, and I think maybe a gray would be even better with the base color.  I may have to try that at a later date.

I hope you like this combination.  Let me know what you think in the comments, or on Facebook.

Until later,


1 comment:

Becca said...

It's really pretty!! And it's purple! I love it :D