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Monday, May 23, 2011

Green Granite sponge mani with Avon Polish's


It is hard to see in these photos, but I layered a nifty Color-Rama polish over this sponge mani called Give me the Chills. I love the finish that this sponge gives, It looks like a granite counter top. I sponged on  Avon Jade and Olive Green over 3 coats of Avon Electric Green. Then I added a coat of Maybelline Color-Rama Give me the Chills, and a coat of Nailene Top Coat.

The Kmart Sticker is covering up the name, but I happen to have 2 of these ' Give me the Chills' polish's from my great USA Haul of 2010. ( I miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiss you The Dollar Tree ). It needs to be lyered over something dark, (black or navy)

























On the left is another Color-Rama polish Blazes of Blue; and on the Right is Give Me The Chills both layered over a dark blue polish. It has the same colour shifting properties as opalescent flakies, like in Hidden Treasure or the Nufeo polish's =  just in 'stick' form ha ha ha.

I like this colour, Avon Electric Green but this is 3 coats and there is still some bare spots. It dried fast like all the Avon polish's I have tried. I know this would be spectacular layered over white - which is probably what I will be doing next. This is 3 coats - No Top Coat

...later in the sun. I marred my Index nail ~ I did not apply Top Coat because knew i would have to do a layered -look with this polish because it was too sheer for me.

Avon Electric Green, Jade, and Olive Green - Isn't this an 'artsy' photo

I cut one of those big sponges into 'slices' so that they are easy to handle


stuff i used for this mani;

Avon Electric Green, Jade and Olive Green, ColorRama Give me the Chills & Nailene Top Coat

I don't think there is an actual granite with this colour scheme - but this totally looks like granite





17 comments:

Madeline said...

That looks like moss! Super cool!

ChaosButterfly said...

These are very cool.
The colorama looks like hair though LMAO.

Kimberly said...

Yes, Ma'am! That looks like granite to me. And what a very KEWL effect it is!!!!

Gottwinkies said...

I love the finished look! The Electric green kind of reminds me of the old 70's avocado color, but I love it as your base color and as part of the layering combo...very pretty and creative!

Gottwinkies said...

Awww. I just saw my Blog! a Million Thanks, girl!

Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty said...

Now I remember your epic haul from the States. I checked out so many Dollar Tree with no luck. Which one did you go to? Maybe one day I'd be lucky to get there

Poetic Realist said...

That is a really cool look. And it totally looks like granite.

Hlopushka said...

Love it! But to me it reminds a frog:)

Nicole said...

What a cool effect! I've never seen nails done up quite like yours here - very neat! :)

Cristina said...

That is so great!! Looks like malachite!!!

Nail Stories said...

I totally love the granite look. I can't seem to achieve that sort of neat layering with a sponge!!

jaljen said...

The word 'awesome' is hugely overused but on this occasion this mani definitely merits it. Awesome.

Belle said...

great you've convinced me to purchase avon again :) the colour pigments look so rich on your nails! ooo i also love the 'give me the chills' top coat :D

Manicured Monkey said...

wow! how awesome is that! It reminds me of a cactus leaf or something too, really great!

maisenzasmalto said...

Wow! Actually it reminds me of a multicolored leaf :-) very nice!

Marilou said...

Wow!! This topcoat by Nailene seems very very shiny, it looks pretty! And the avon nail polishes are stunning! I've never heard of this brand before in the varnish world at least! :-) x

Lucy said...

I wish I had these nails to layer on mine! Gorgeous.