Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Guest post by Brijits digits

Hello everybody! Gin was kind enough to offer me a guest spot on her blog, the first guest post I've done, in fact! So, unlike a fat guy on the subway that's practically sitting on your lap, I'd like to introduce myself first :) I blog over at brijitsdigits.net , if you like what you see! I run the occasional giveaway, I post far too many outdated swatches and I love hosting guest posts, so it's a good place to check out other nail blogs, if that's your thing. To thank Gin for her wicked guest post on my blog, I wanted to come up with something really special ! One of my many bad habits is ordering polish on Etsy. I had seen a bit of heat-activated colour-changing polish around, but I was overjoyed to see this offering from Pretty & Polished ! I love blue and purple polish so much, and this is a two-in-one combo DolliPop applies as a beautiful purple crelly with blue shimmer. And when it heats up (like when you're drinking a nice hot cup of tea), it goes bright blue ! GinS1 I just love the automatic gradient look of colour changing polish on long nails, but I was a bit worried to start with, I don't have the best circulation in the world, and I didn't know how sensitive the polish would be. But I was pleasantly surprised, because it works just right on my nails! It was slightly matte without a top coat, these photos are with a thin top coat. GinS2 The notice in Pretty & Polished's shop said that this type of pigment can make the polish a bit thick. Well, I really hate thick polish. But frankly, I thought that this one was the perfect texture. I went for 3 coats for opacity. Only, it was more creme as purple (the cold-activated colour) and more transparent as it heats up to blue. However, I didn't want to stop there, Gin deserves a better post than just a swatch! So I grabbed my trusty sidekicks : a striping brush; dotting tool and Barry M's Grey Nail Paint and went to town ! Simple, but effective, and Gin was kind enough to say she likes it too ! GinS5 GinS4 GinS3 Thanks for reading, I hope to see you over at brijitsdigits.net sometime soon !

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