Tuesday, September 21, 2010

♥ Icing Bordeaux ♥

Icing Bordeaux - 2 coats with 1 coat of Nailene TC

This is a very pretty shade of one of the hot/in/now polish colours. I found this on the clearance rack at Icing but I barely paid attention to it when it was released earlier this year. I am surprised this hasn't shown up more on blogs & MUA becuase it took 1 1/2 coats to get to the bottle shade, this was surprisingly opaque. Most Icing polish's that ere straight cremes like this one are dependably opaque in 2 coats or less. The brush was nice and it dries fast, too.

Also isn't 'Bordeaux' like, a crimson-ish dark red shade, not a dark taupe?

These glitter packs are perfect for nail art. Each shade of glitter is 2 grams, and it goes along way.I love the large pruple and gold Hex Holo glitter.

I have been very successful with frankening loose glitter into polish's that have glitter in them already.

Wet n' Wild Kaleidoscope is a good one for this. The loose glitter did not bleed into the base of WnW Kaleidoscope. If you can find yourself a glitter base polish to work with, I would suggest trying that before adding loose glitter into clear polish.

I found this glitter at my local dollar store for $1.29 CAD, and If I exclusively use it for nail art it is going to last 4-ever!!!!! Doing a glitter sprinkle mani takes like 1/2 of a teaspoon to cover all 10 nails.

I know Micheal's crafts stores puts out mini glitter packs with the seasons, in this package there is 2 shades of holo hex glitter, 3 shades of opalescent glitter and 7 shades of metallic glitter.

I do wish that they came in zip-lock style baggies, though.

Below on the right is a front view of my Index nail, my real nail. I took this for perspective on how thin my nails always are, and to show the thickness of the artificial nails I wear ( left). You can see my real nails peeking out on the left, and how as they grow out they curve, making my nail beds taper at the tips of my nails.

It is a friggen miracle that my nail has not broke yet. Normally I chop them all down before I apply my artificial Nailene nails, but I want to see how long they can get...........

{ I am holding Confetti My Favorite Martian }

here is a few more photos of Icing Bordeaux.

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Shade w/ Flash



Eva said...

That's a gorgeous color! I must check out Icing. You are right the color isn't very bordeaux-esq LOL :)


nikita said...

Wow, I just bought that polish yesterday on clearance for $2.25! You're right, there aren't many people that have blogged about it! I think it's definitely a steal, considering that Chanel introduced colors that are so similar to this and for waaaay more in price.

Can't wait to paint my nails with my bottle!

Danielle said...

love the glitter, looking forward to seeing what you're gonna do with that ;)

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Lucy said...

Love this taupe. Strange to name this Bordeaux. Your so right that the color should be red or wine colored. I don't go to the store where you could buy these. Wishing they'd show up in a Dollor Store.

Unknown said...

That glitter looks great! :)

ABOP Laquerlove said...

Great color. My nails curl under as they grow too...

Leticia said...

Wow, I really need this polish in my life. It's gorgeous, and I have been on the hunt for work appropriate colors.

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Lindsey said...

Have you tried the LaSenza nail polish yet? I know it's kind of off-topic, but that colour above reminds me of the one I picked up last night-- "Big Ben Baby." Definitely check them out when you get a chance! Very opaque, only took one coat and no visible nail line!

Zara said...

I love this color, but, um, yeah. Wine is not grey. :) It's very pretty, though! Looks like a greyer cousin of Orly Prince Charming?