It was very windy this afternoon – would have been a beautiful day for it. 🙂
And because people nearly always ask, because it is an unexpectedly gorgeous gem of a polish, the blue base lacquer I used for this manicure is Pure Ice’s Celestial. $1.97 a bottle at Walmart and one of the first polishes I bought when I started quite intensively getting into nail art. Slightly shimmery – although nothing so tacky as a frost – Celestial is deep and rich and applies like butter (that’s an expression I actually use quite frequently; good thing I am well acquainted with the fact that anything that can be described as buttery is awesome, because butter is the best stuff on earth, FACT.)
Oof, I am definitely betraying my true, dinosaur-like age with that reference, Bubble Bobble, of course, being an arcade and Nintendo video game first released in 1986. Heavens, how frightening – contemplating your mortality through video games come and gone (said the woman who has lived a lifetime of Donkey Kong Country games.)
Tangent aside, this manicure actually has nothing to do with Bubble Bobble the game and everything to do with the amazing glitter topper I used in this matte manicure, Polish Me Silly’s pink, blue and white Mr. Bubble. My favourite colour combination is probably something exactly like this, a lush raspberry pink alongside a cool cobalt blue, and when you add in the tiny bits of white glitter for that extra hit of visual interest, it’s pretty well the greatest stuff ever! A really lovely consistency, too, with just the perfect amount of glitter to provide even coverage without swamping your nails in an inch and a half of solvent-resistant matte paper flecks. Lovety love love!
Here I’ve shown two light coats of Mr. Bubble over two coats each of Picture Polish’s scattered pink holo, Electric Dream, and Pure Ice’s deep blue Celestial. And taking a bit of a nod from the matte glitter in Mr. Bubble, I topped the whole thing off with a matte topcoat, Essie’s Matte About You, for the perfect softening touch.