Saturday, May 5, 2012

NOTD: Blueberry Cheetah & Sparkles!

Hey there!  Here's what I'm currently wearing.  I've been wanting to do a cheetah mani for the past few days and finally got around to doing one.  They're so easy to do and look great! :) 

For this look I used:
Sinful Colors Cinderella (base)
Rescue Beauty Lounge Aqua Lily (spots)
Milani Black nail art polish (black outlines)
Julep Oscar (gold glitter accent)

I really love how the pink flecks in Cinderella sparkle from behind the spots.  There's pink shimmer in Aqua Lily, but it doesn't come through since it's not covering the whole nail.  I still haven't swatched Aqua Lily yet.  I really wanted to wear it, but I had a feeling I would be receiving polishes to review soon.  And I did!  I got two packages in fact.  One from Sally Hansen and one from Bari Cosmetics (Pure Ice).  Anyway, back to the mani!


I wasn't sure if the gold accent would tie in very well, but I really like it!  It's so sparkly, I love it!  I used 4 coats of Oscar to get it opaque, but I could've gotten away with 3.  If you use a base color, I'm sure 2 coats would be sufficient as well.  I love how I can get Oscar opaque.  Oscar has a clear base with fine gold shimmer, so I actually thought it wouldn't get opaque.  But it did!  I was definitely impressed. :)  I also think it's aptly named, because it reminds me of all the glamour of the Oscars.  The formula for Oscar was a bit gloopy, which is to be expected since it's a glitter polish.  The glitters lie close to the nail, and after two coats of Seche Vite, I found it nice and smooth.  The only downside is that this polish goes fast!  I only used it on two nails, and I saw a significant dip in the bottle.  Actually, this is true of pretty much all my Julep polishes.  The bottles are so narrow and tall. :(  Oh, and did you know you can find Julep polishes at Sephora now?  Personally, I'm going to stick with my Maven boxes since I feel Julep polishes are overpriced at $14 a piece. :/


Wow, I rambled a lot in this post. -.-  What do you think of this mani?  When I look at it, it reminds me of blue raspberry taffy and cotton candy.  :P

(P.S.) Sorry the pics are bit unfocused?  It was cloudy again.  :(  I really need a new camera!


Liz

21 comments:

  1. ClothescosmeticsandchatMay 5, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    This is so pretty! I love cheetah manicures :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Bailey_AlltheWordsMay 5, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    so cute! it really does make me think blueberry :D

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous! I love how some of the spots look a bit fuzzy =)

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is genuinely the best leopard print manicure I've ever seen! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! <33

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love your shimmery blue cheetah print!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Peace, Love &amp; PolishMay 5, 2012 at 7:37 AM

    I am totally in love with this color combo!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Nail Stories UKMay 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    It looks so pretty and I love the gold accent :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love everything about this - the colors, the pattern, the accent nail, what great inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love it! Terrific idea combining the blues with the sparky gold!!
    Actually I've been meaning to do some leopard nails too , just haven't got the right chance lol, and this is so inspiring !

    ReplyDelete
  11. Really gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  12. First of all I think your pictures are fine! Second of all: W♥w! I love your version of Leopard nails... They're so detailed and pretty! Very nice job!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Kathleen StelmackerMay 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    I love that cinderella color!! I need to find it!! very nice mani :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love how the shimmer in Cinderella kind of echoes the Julep's golden sparkle!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I like Cinderella and Aqua Lily together! This is really pretty!! ^.^

    ReplyDelete
  16. I need this on my nails!!! I love the animal print and I love the accent nail!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This looks fantastic!! :D

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thank you for sharing thus!! I adore every color;the green just screams LIFE!! I am a color-crazed-nail-niac and love coming to see what you have.

    cheekyDM60 saying be blessed. from sunny south ALABAMA

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to comment! Please do not leave any links or inappropriate comments, as they will be deleted. Otherwise, I appreciate and read every single comment, so please don't be shy! :)