Friday, April 18, 2014

Dior Skittles & Lumina Lacquer The Childlike Empress

Hi, I'm Jen and I'm a Dior addict.  <-- First step, admitting the problem.  Ok, maybe it's not that bad, but it's definitely an addiction I need to reign in sometimes.  I find that I buy Dior with abandon and hardly ever wear them.  Well I decided that needs to change.  This mani used 3 colors I hadn't tried yet form my Dior stash and they made the perfect Spring skittles.  I promise to try to work harder on getting more Dior posts up.  


I wanted to do something pastel since it's so close to Easter so I pulled out Lilac Colorvision, Tutu and Porcelaine.  These 3 colors worked so week together and created a perfectly creamy Spring mani.  But I will admit, they were not as easy to use as some of Dior's brighter/darker colors.  I have Tutu on my index finger.  Tutu is a soft pink creme.  It was a little patchy during application so I needed 3 coats for coverage and leveling.  I then used Lilac Colorvision on my middle finger.  Lilac Colorvision was my favorite of the 3 colors I used for this mani, not only for the soft lilac color but also for the great formula and application.  I used 3 coats for full coverage.  I then used Porcelaine on my thumb, ring and pinky fingers.  I wish I liked Porcelaine more, but it was a real pest to use.  Porcelaine was very streaky and patchy.  I made sure to let each layer completely before applying the next but I still had problems.  I used 4 coats of Porcelaine.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  





I decided to give my mani a little bling so I sponged the tips and did my accent nail with Lumina Lacquer The Childlike Empress.  The Childlike Empress is a glitter bomb full of stars, moons, triangles, circles, and hexs in a blend of white, blue, silver, gold and silver.  Lots of holo glitters in here too so it has a pretty awesome bling factor.  I sponged 2 coats on the tips of my nails and used 2 coats on my accent nail  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  

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