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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

♥ Claire's - 'Red Slippers' ♥

 
2 coats of Claire's 'Red Slipper' 1 coat of Nailene Top Coat
Ring China Glaze for Audrey 'Amoeba' design

I think the swirly design on my ring finger looks like amoebas..... or like cartoon 'cells'. I was just messing around and added a few dots of China Glaze 'For Audrey' over 2 coats of the Claire's 'Red Slipper' and swirled with a toothpick. 

This beautiful shimmery polish from Claire's surprised me. I thought for sure it would be 3 to 4 coats but it looks perfect in 2 coats. It's very shimmery and extremely shiny on it's own. It dried very fast as well, which was really, really nice.....

I hope to get some sunshine photos tomorrow of this one, as all of my photos today are indoors under fluorescent lighting. I was surprised that when i searched for this polish, as well as Claire's 'Under the Sea' there was not any 'Under the Sea' manis or swatches, and so far I have only found 3 photos of this polish' Red Slipper'. I picked this up at Claire's in there 10 for $10 deal going on right now.

I only own a  few Claire's polish's and before purchasing this batch - I was never impressed by them. These are really nice and I will definitely have a different perspective after trying these.

Below is a photo where *hopefully* you can see the polish on my cuticles curling and lifting ( right hand corner of photo). I apply a bit of barrier cream, Avon Moisture Therapy hand cream, with a little tiny brush around my cuticles, and when my polish is dry, sometimes I can peel off the polish that has gotten onto my cuticles..... and sometimes I can wash my hands when my nails are dry and the majority of polish mistakes just slough off it's pretty awesome and saves me from doing an acetone clean-up. And.... I have noticed a dramatic difference in the state of my cuticles due to using the barrier cream.


  


 

  

  

  

  

  


7 comments:

gildedangel said...

That color is really beautiful!

Skulda said...

I love Clair's Red Slippers! They always make my nails feel tough as nails, but pretty at the same time. Must be the glitter.

Ayuu said...

This color is really great !

jaljen said...

I love the swirl on one nail only. Gorgeous colour combo.

kittyluvscolor said...

very cool!

Lucy said...

Terrific idea using a barrier creme. I make such a mess while painting my nails. Especially with dark shades. Even with polish remover I still can't get some of it off. Maybe because my skin is dry around the nails. I'll have to try this. Love the shade, it's really pretty on you. The design on one nail is cute also.

Lily nail said...

love this color :)