Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Game Day Nails: Nail Art and Endless Static Sea

I'm going to make this a quick one tonight as I'm trying to spend some quality time with the hubs and kitties before I go back to work tomorrow.  It was a nice week and a half off, and I'm sad to go back now that the basement is finally unflooded!  Although, the mold and mildew are making my eczema flair like you wouldn't believe.  It's pretty bad.  I apologize for the dry and ugly cuticles...  Even balm and oil aren't helping much.  Ugh.

Updates: only 18 follows away from that awesome giveaway I keep harping on about!  Also, I updated my blog sale with more polishes (indies, HTF's, etc) and lowered prices.  Please help a gal out and purchase a few!  I'd love ya forever!

On to the nails.  My game-day nails from this past weekend included a base of ProGel Deep Abyss with nail art on my thumbs using OPI OPI Red and Revlon Metallic.  Then, I finished off the rest of my nails with Pahlish Endless Static Sea.

I didn't use Gelous over the nail art, so it smeared a little when I applied my Seche Vite.  It's weird, too, because I let it dry for quite some time before I applied my top coat.  Oh, well, I still like how it came out despite the smearing.

Pahlish Endless Static Sea is a black jelly based polish with holo hexes, bars, and squares as well as pink and blue shimmers.  The pink and blue shimmers were actually a surprise because I couldn't see them in the bottle at all!

See, the bottle just looks like a normal black jelly with awesome holo glitters.  Right?

But, when I put this guy on, it was like magic!  I honestly wasn't sure if I would keep ESS before I wore it, but now that I have, there's no way I'll give this guy up unless I absolutely have to.  Look at it on the nail.  The glitters just glow!

Plus, here's a closeup of that pink and blue shimmer I was talking about.  It was such a fantastic surprise!  

Also, look at how shimmery ESS is.  It's absolutely amazing.  I wore this polish for days, which isn't like me at all.  (I get bored easily.)  

You can buy Pahlish at her Etsy store every Friday night and on Llarowe.  You can also follow Shannon on her Facebook page for news and updates.

As a random aside...  Every time I see ESS, I think of this horrible (amazing?) movie I saw in high school called Johnny Dangerously.  Has anyone else seen this??  Warning, this isn't rated G.  It isn't really rated R, either, but it's definitely NSFW.  

Specifically, this is what I envision:

Hah!  Now that I've chuckled like an idiot for a few minutes, I think I'll call it a night.  

Have you ever had a polish that surprised you when you put it on your nail?  If yes, which polish and why?