A quick update on my whereabouts.... It has been a few bad days for me. I was in the hospital again on Monday after a few days of feeling "off". I was just at the doctors again today and there are a few tests they want to run on me before moving forward with new medications. It has been a rough few weeks for me and I'm finding myself feeling more and more run-down by the day. It kinda sucks pretty hard. I miss getting into my grooves and swatching and arting like a crazy person.
So now that you guys are all caught up on the icky stuff, how bout some AWESOME nail polishes? By now I'm sure you guys have seen a few posts featuring these awesome new textured polishes by Milani. I will admit that I was not on board with this textured trend until I tried these! I love the vivid shades and the texture is actually really cool and not as distracting as I thought it would be.
I decided to do skittles with my textured polishes because all the colors were so awesome I couldn't pick just one. The ony one not shown is Shady Gray, which is a really chich shade of Concrete Grey. For this skittle look I used (from Thumb to Pinkie):
Tainted in Red: A bright, neon Red creme with added texture. This shade could have been a one coater.
Yellow Mark: This shade is an uber saturated shade of Yellow creme with the added texture. This shade had, by far, the most saturated formula. Could have definitely been one coat.
Aqua Splash: A beautiful shade of vivid, light Teal creme with added texture. This shade is a little sheer as it goes on but it dries slightly darker that it applies. I used Two easy coats.
Purple Streak: A true, grape Purple creme with added texture. This shade was slightly patchy in application, but not problematic. I used Two coats.
Spoiled in Fuchsia: This shade is a bright shade of Fuchsia creme with the added texture. This shade also had a very saturated formula.
I was SO impressed with the formula on all of these. They all applied so easily. Most of these also have really saturated formulas that could almost be one coat. I used Two coats for all of my swatches. In the photo above I had waited about 20 minutes before photographing. As you can see there is still a bit of shine but at that point they were pretty much dry and good to go. All in all they took about an hour to reach that neat matte look but they were good to go in about 20 minutes.
In the instagram photo below I had already been wearing the polishes for over 24 hours and the texture had fully dried and set. The look of these is SOOO neat!! These do not sparkle at all, they have an almost concrete/ leathery look once they are fully dry.
These polishes wore like IRON on me. As a matter of fact I am still wearing remains today, Five days later. I am very impressed with every single aspect of these polishes and seriously LOVE them.
These pretties are available online but will also be in stores soon!! I really can't wait to try my hand at some nail art looks with these as well as that awesome Grey texture!! Do you have any favorites in this bunch? I seriously cannot pick!! I love them all SO much. I had not been this excited about a nail polish innovation since back when Holos came out!
As of right now I am not sure when I will be posting again. Worry not!! This is not a hiatus or anything!! Along with all the doctors visits and what not I'm also having some work done to my computer, stuff that is really overdue, so that will put me out for a few days (but hopefully not DAYS).
But, I know you guys understand that health really does come first. ANNNNDD the sooner I am better and stable the sooner I can get back to producing awesome content for you guys (and myself :). Love you and miss you guys very much!! Your support means SO much to me!
(**Milani products provided for my consideration**)