It’s Manicure Monday again! It’s Halloween, but I’m kind of glad to have the Halloween manis behind me. Lavender doesn’t scream (heh) Halloween, and I’m cool with it. For this look, I used LA Colors’s Bliss (lavender) and China Glaze’s Full Spectrum (microglitter).
When I paired these two polishes together, I was originally just going to use Full Spectrum as accent nails and leave the Bliss nails alone. I love Bliss on its own, and I love cremes, but my recent sort-of resolution to do more nail art inspired me to do the glitter swirls. For these, I just dipped a thin nail art brush in Full Spectrum, did a wiggly thing on the nail with it, and then more wiggly things in the leftover spaces. I put dots to fill up whatever space was left. The design is a bit clearer on the thumb nail than the others, but it’s still cool on the others. This was a mani where I could totally shut out the perfectionist and just be happy with however it turned out.
I kind of wish I was wearing Full Spectrum on its own. There is so much going on with this microglitter; though it looks silver primarily, there are fine glitters in many colors, as well as an allover purple shimmer. It’s just beautiful. I’ve had this in my collection a long time, and I’m glad I’m finally using it. There are blue and green versions of this polish, and I can’t remember if I have them or not, but I need them if I do. This is super beautiful.
In the sunlight, the glitter takes off. The colors are brighter and much easier to detect. These photos were taken in direct sunlight.
LA Colors and China Glaze are sold in stores nationwide. My bow charm is from Claire’s.
Everything about this is so cute and girly. It’s perfect and I would absolutely rock this look. The bow rhinestone was the perfect addition.
I love the glitter with lavender – keeps it soft and sparkly! <3
That bow is so cute!
Your mani is so pretty and girlie.
All I could think of is how girly this is and how you’d attract little girls from afar. 🙂
I totally need to pull out my older China Glazes! You make me miss them
I love that pink base.
This is so feminine and delicate! I LOVE that bow added to the mani!
Lavender is my favorite color! Love the nail design you paired with this!
This is so flirty!! That lavender is such a great color!
I love how cute and girly this mani is!
Love this! Super cute.
Very glamorous mani!
So sparkly and pretty 🙂 As always – you rock that 3D bow!
Well, for just wiggling the brush this came out perfectly.
Great combo and the bow was the perfect addition!!! Gorgeous!
Adorable manisure. The bow gives it a nice touch.
Too cute! I also get in the habit of just wearing cremes and need to branch out more.
That bow is too cute! I used to have several LA colors but found I didn’t reach for them often. This mani is adorable!
I don’t reach for them often either, and honestly, I’ve gotten to the point where I just grab things at random so everything gets used.