I am going on a no-buy month for August. I've decided to use as many untrieds from my stash as I can. I have too many - almost as many as I have tried and stored away in my helmer. It's just so hard to not buy them when they are all so pretty! I do have 3 scheduled purchases and items arranged from July that won't count since they were previous comittments. But I have been doing great - day 3, no purchases. I almost faltered in Target today when I saw the new Fall Nicole by OPI collection! There are 2 colors that slightly remind me of the Mish Mash line from Ozotic. For Gold Times Sake particularly called to me. I even swatched the two on my nail. I carried them around for a brief time then quickly put them back. Oye that was hard. STICK TO MY GUNS!!!
Anywho enough of the sad no-buy talk - here are 2 untried polishes that I wanted to show some la-la-love. Layla Coral Glam and KBShimmer Clown Puke.
I went all bonkers for the Layla Hologram Effects when they first came out and got almost all of them. I love holos, what can I say. Coral glam seemed like an interesting color - not pink, not champagne, slightly coral, kind of peach, so full of holo goodness that I couldn't pass up on it. I am really happy to say CG was very easy to apply. Not like Flash Black with it's streaky and patchy issues. I did use 3 coats because it was very sheer and I was trying to cover the nail line. I only used 1 coat on my ring finger because I wanted that to be my glitter accent. I did not use a topcoat.
On my ring finger I chose KBShimmer Clown Puke as an accent glitter. I used 1 coat of CG, but should have used 2 - sorry you can see my lovely yellow nail stainage under the glitter. I bought Clown Puke #1 for the name and #2 because I love multi-colored glitter bombs. Honestly - there is so much awesome glitter in CP that I am not even going to begin to describe what's in the mix. Lets just say it's a rainbow in a bottle. Full of sizes that range from micro to extra large and in a wide variety of shapes. I used 3 coats of CP and I think I could have used 1 more to get full coverage. But I was worried about removal and decided to stop. I didn't have to dig for glitter, but I think the nail would be covered more easily with a wider brush. I used a coat of Gelous (YES! I got a bottle - and NO buying top/base coats do not count against my no-buy).
So what do you think of my declared no-buy? Think I will stick to it? Do you like this combination..holo and glitter?