Friday 27 July 2012

NOTD: Bright and Shiny

HOLY FAIL - so I had a big long speal on my blog and with typing on my laptop somehow selected all the text and, without knowing what was going on, continued typing and it completely erased everything ... and there's no "undo" button on blogger... *hangs head in shame*

So anyways, as I was going to say!  You're going to need sunglasses for this one dudettes, as you will be encountering some neons and shiny polishes joining forces.

And by the way, HAPPY FRIDAY!  I would have had this blog up earlier, but I had to work today.  Then when I started to do my nails for the blog, my fur-baby Owen, who is a 40 pound Chow/Jack Russel cross, decided it was snuggle-time with mom.  Because Tyler and I both still live at home with our parents, Owen lives full-time with Tyler, so he's always so excited when I come over and he feels the need to be underfoot the whole time, just in case I leave the room without him.  So I snuggled with him for a bit, then before he clawed my legs to shreads I told him to get down so mommy could keep painting her nails, then we would be able to go to bed earlier (yes, he understands what "bed time" is :D  Owen is very smart!) and snuggle while I read my book.  Then I deleted everything I HAD typed, so I had to start over .. so glad it's Friday, lol!

Now, onto the nails.  As I was packing my bag to come to Tyler's mom's for the weekend, I decided I would only bring a few polishes rather than my entire collection, which is how I usually travel because you just never know what you're going to feel like wearing.  I had to come up with a couple things to do so that I could continue my blog posts over the weekend.  I know, I should be doing something for the Olympic Games, but I'm not a Summer Olympics fan.. I prefer the Winter Olympics.  And to be honest, if it wasn't for it being all over the news and radio I wouldn't have even known they started today...

Now is when you need to put your sunglasses on :D

Inside, with flash

Inside, without flash

Natural Light, cloudy sky

Natural Light, bright sunshine

Hopefully you weren't blinded and you can continue reading ;)

So, first of all, I put on 2 coats of L'OrĂ©al I Will on so that it would bring out the neon of the yellow, which is China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.  With this you have to make sure to completely cover the white or it looks a little funny with the white sticking out around the edges.  This colour makes me SO happy, it's hard to contain myself!  This is seriously the definition of "highlighter yellow", but brighter!  I have worn this colour before and when it's out in the sunlight, your may burn the backs of your eyeballs, that's how bright it is.. and I LOVE it!  :D  I will try to get pictures tomorrow in the sun and update this post - so make sure to come back :D
The other colour, the purple, is my beloved Julep Morgan.  If I could only have one polish for my entire life, this would be it.  Purple is my favourite colour and there is something about Morgan that just makes my heart flutter every time I look at it :D  Words can't describe the love I feel for this polish, lol!
Then I took a black nail art polish from Jordana (found at my local dollar store) to paint a black line between the 2 colours to give it a finished look.

So what do you think?  Bright enough for you?  :D  I love this colour combination.  I knew from the moment I got Morgan that they would pair up beautifully and have only now had the chance to try it out, and I'm happy to report that I do not think I was wrong :)


  1. Wooo!! Super pretty!!!! :D

    1. Thanks Ashesela! I can't wait to try other colour combinations with this design :) I also think that Yellow Polka Dot Bikini will go with a lot of other colours :)

  2. Hey Erica!

    Another incredible you've created! :) It's cool how one side is a retina-burning neon and the other side is vampy. Great contrast, and what an interesting design that you don't see all the time. It's refreshing!

    Oh, sorry to hear that Blogger doesn't have an undo button. With WordPress, you can revert back to a previous edited version at least. Anyway, I'm glad that even though it was frustrating, you still put the post up. Thanks! :)

    1. I love Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, it's definitely the more retina-burning colour I own (thanks to your swatches) and I love it. Julep Morgan is also my most favourite polish that I own! I knew the 2 would be a match made in nail polish Heaven :D


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