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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Scofflaw Letter To Kurt Vonnegut with gradient and dots


Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut with gradient and dots
Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut with gradient and dots
This started out just as a straightforward blue mani with Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut, so let's have a look at that polish first! Letter to Kurt Vonnegut is a light periwinkle blue with an interesting shimmer, lots of tiny glitters in various shades of blue and the occasional shard of gunmetal. It was a limited edition Finch made a few months ago, and if I remember correctly it sold out fairly quickly.

The application on this was smooth and easy - this is two coats with Gelous and Seche Vite and it dried to a super glassy finish.

Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut

Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut

Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut
Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut
Here's a bottle macro and a nail macro to show the details in the glitter:

Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut

Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut
Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut
Much as I loved the colour, I had a problem with my nails......... as you can see in the picture below, they're not properly square! When I cut them the other day, I didn't go far enough into what I'd let grow out straight, and the more I looked at them, the more this was starting bug me. So out with my file and square them off properly - but then of course I've filed off some of the polish on the tips so the mani is pretty much ruined!
Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut
Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut

I didn't want to take Letter to Kurt Vonnegut off straight away, so the ideal solution was a gradient to cover the tips! I used Bourjois 10 day polish in this nice dusky airforce blue - it doesn't seem to have a name, just no. 18. It has a bit of a subtle shimmer and tones well with Letter to Kurt Vonnegut. Actually, Letter to Kurt Vonnegut is a great base for a gradient with a darker shade as the glitters seem to pick up and extend the gradient further down the nail. And then I couldn't resist adding big dots - I'm on a bit of a roll with dots at the moment. I used Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Lychee for these dots - it's a perfect polish this, being very opaque but quite fluid. I think these dots turned out a lot better than the ones I did with OPI My Vampire is Buff (the dots are near the bottom of that post) - although MViB and Lychee are similar in colour, the Lychee dots are both denser and rounder. And I think dots look better on square nails than pointy ones :D

Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut with gradient and dots


Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut with gradient and dots

Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut with gradient and dots

Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut with gradient and dots
Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut with gradient and dots
I purchased Scofflaw Letter to Kurt Vonnegut direct from Finch at her Etsy Shop; you can follow her on facebook for details of restocks. Llarowe also stocks Scofflaw polishes.

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous color! Love the polka dots you did too :)

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  2. I LOVE the dots and the gradient and the color and your nails!! Love this mani! I need my nails to grow out some so I can try the big dots. I don't have enough nail right now to get many dots on there lol

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  3. wait. When did your nails go square? Did I miss this?

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    1. Just the other day....... this is only my second post with this shape. I got bored with the witchy nails, lol!

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    2. well I love them. It'll take some getting used to though. Your "witchy" nails were so iconic!

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  4. Love this mani, the base is especially stunning!!

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  5. Beautiful! But I have to say I miss your talons :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm enjoying the change for now, but I'm sure I'll grow them again before long. I'm always drawn back to long nails in the end :D

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  6. this is divine! i love every single thing about it!

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    1. Thank you Missy! I really enjoyed wearing this one - it stayed on my nails a lot longer than many of manis, lol!

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