Thursday, June 4, 2015

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud, 4th of July Collection

Good afternoon!  Hope your Thursday is going well!  I found myself running around taking care of errands and I forgot to eat lunch, oops!  My kids are down to their last 4 days of school and I can't believe how much has been going on in the past few weeks.  I will definitely embrace the summer with a big sigh of relief and a tall glass of frozen adult beverage.  Today I have a new to me brand to share with you.  LOOK Nail Color is a brand that you can find in your local drugstores and they promote self-expression with nail color and nail art!  There are currently a few collections available as well as a nail art kit that comes with art brushes and dotting tools.  The collection I received to review is LOOK Proud, the 4th of July set.  Of course this means it consists of red, white and blue!  LOOK Proud hit Walgreen's shelves on 5/1/15 and are $6.99 each!  I happened into my local Wags and saw the full display sitting there looking quite inviting!  Let's jump in and talk about polish, you ready?
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Here was the display in my local Walgreen's...
LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

I received Oh Say Can You See, Rocket's Red Glare and Broad Stripes Bright Stars for review.  I enjoyed the bottle shape and the shorter brush, which made for easy handing when I did art.  
LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

Since LOOK encourages nail art I thought that's what I'd do!  I did 2 very simple nail art styles and am sharing them now.  For this mani I started with 2 coats of Broad Stripes Bright Stars.  It's a nice creamy white that wasn't chalky or patchy.  It covered well and made for a great base for my art.  I then used Oh Say Can You See, a royal blue jelly.  You would need about 3 coats to build up the opacity on this polish, but it had a very glossy finish.  I free handed the 2 thick stripes on my nails.  I then sponged Rocket's Red Glare, a red jelly, onto the tips of my nails, trying to stay within the white area.  This jelly was a bit more full coverage, but it would still probably take 3 coats.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

This second look is my favorite of the 2.  I decided to do a splatter mani.  So messy, but I haven't done one in ages.  Once again I started with Broad Stripes Bright Stars because it really makes a prefect base for nail art.  I used ellagee Likety Split Latex Mani Mask to cover my fingers and help keep the mess at bay.  

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

The next step for the splatter mani is to get a straw.  I cut mine in half to make for easier handling.  You'll need 1 straw per color you are using.  You will also want a paper plate to "splatter" over.  

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

Dip your straw into the polish getting a good amount into the tip.  

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

Hold the straw over 1 nail (over the paper plate of course) and....blow!  Blow hard enough to cause the polish to fly out all over your nail in random blobs and drops.  Re-dip the straw and do it again for each nail.  Below is my picture of each nail after the splatter treatment with Oh Say Can You See.  

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

Here's another picture showing what my nails (and fingers) looked like after being splattered with Rocket's Red Glare.  

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

After removing the latex and a little clean up here's what I created!  I did finish it up with a layer of topcoat.  You want to make sure everything is nice and dry before using topcoat so you don't smear any of the colors.  I think it's a super fun way to show off your patriotic side and celebrate the holiday.  

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud

LOOK Nail Color LOOK Proud
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