Over the past weekend, I saw that my local beauty supply store had BOTH of the new Serena Williams' duos AND the Nice Stems! collection! So naturally, I HAD to splurge! I ended up with both the SW sets and "I Lily Love You" and "Be A Dahlia Won't You?" The other 2 colors from the NS collection didn't do much for me.
My 1 day, 1 store haul over the weekend:
I know I over-did it, but I had SO much fun! :-)
So tonight, I wanted to share pictures of BADWY with you. After I was done with this mani, I decided to add 1 coat of ILLY just to see how the two looked together. To be honest, I wish I had left well enough alone! I LOVED the look of BADWY. I really think BADWY will be the PERFECT summer pedi color (next to Cajum Shrimp, of course!). I never owned "Kinky in Helsinki", but I've heard that if you loved it, you'll really love BADWY (apparently they're almost perfect dupes!). But then I had to go and add ILLY to it, and it just didn't work for me. I really think ILLY will look great over a dark polish, but it's just too "busy" over a hot pink. What do you think?
I'd describe "Be A Dahlia Won't You?" as a hot pink/fuchsia semi-foil polish. It was super-duper easy to apply. I was pleased with the results after 2 coats. What I also appreciated about this polish, was that it was easy to clean up. When I do my clean up, I use a small concealer brush and dip it in acetone to clean around my cuticles. Some polishes are a nightmare to clean up, but this one wasn't!
"I Lily Love You" is kind of like "Teenage Dream's" big sister. A brighter pink clear jelly with TONS of glitter and glass flecks. Besides it not looking so great over BADWY (my opinion), it is a little chunky. It might be best to use a top coat over it (which I didn't in this mani).
Deborah Lippmann 2 Second Nail Primer
1 coat OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
2 coats of OPI "Be A Dahlia Won't You?"
1 coat of CND Speedey
1 spritz CND Solar Speed Spray
Here are pictures of 1 coat of "I Lily Love You" added:
(The glitter and glass flecks in ILLY were very difficult to capture in pictures!)
Thanks for taking the time to read tonight's post! Hope you're all doing well and enjoying your summer so far!