Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mixing It Up With Ulta3 (Pic Heavy)

I wanted to try out the gorgeous nail polishes that Cathy from Need More Nails sent me but I couldn't decide on a colour. Therefore I decided to use two of the colours :)

A quick layer of Revlon Gel Nail Hardener for my base coat. On my left hand I put Ulta3 Waterlily on my index, middle and pinkie fingers and then Ulta3 Bo Peep on my thumb and ring fingers. Then for my right hand I applied Waterlily and Bo Peep in the opposite order. I used Revlon Colorstay Top Coat and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Drops.

I've used the Revlon top coat before but not for quite some time and I forgot that it has such a long dry time, even with the quick dry drops. With my other top coats I usually use the drops and then about 2 hours later head to bed, since I almost always do my nails at night. The following morning my nails are fine, but with the Revlon top coat three hours wasn't long enough because I had sheet marks on my nails the next day :( Not a happy camper!

Now before I head onto the actual pictures I have a question. I use Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream after painting my nails and when I rub it in I rub it all over my nail and use that as a guide to what my polish would look like with a matte top coat. So my question is: does anyone else do this? And do you think it actually looks matte?

Does this look matte to you?
OK random thoughts over, onto the actual pictures :)

Ulta3 Waterlily and Bo Peep in Artificial Light - Left Hand
Ulta3 Waterlily and Bo Peep in Artificial Light - Left Hand
Ulta3 Waterlily and Bo Peep in Artificial Light - Right Hand
Ulta3 Waterlily and Bo Peep in Artificial Light - Right Hand
 Ooh actual sunlight...PHOTOS!!! Argh see the bed sheets on my right hand *sulks*!

Ulta3 Waterlily and Bo Peep in Natural Light - Left Hand
Ulta3 Waterlily and Bo Peep in Natural Light - Left Hand
Ulta3 Waterlily and Bo Peep in Natural Light - Right Hand

Ulta3 Waterlily and Bo Peep in Natural Light - Right Hand
Ooh and I found this picture in the shade!!

Ulta3 Waterlily and Bo Peep in the Shade
I have to say I love both these polishes and love the combo of them together! They're both so beautiful and applied like a dream :) Not to mention they even look stunning in the shade! These two colours are so lovely! Go Cathy for picking them :)

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  1. The first picture looks really matte to me :)

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    1. Excellent! Glad to know I'm not crazy :)

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  2. Definitely looks matte, that's a really clever idea! :)

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    1. Awesome! Lol it wasn't intentional it's just what I do with my cuticle cream and suddenly it looked matte to me :) But I thought I might just be losing it O.o

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  3. I had no idea that wasn't really a matte coat! So cool!

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    1. Haha that's what I was going for :) So glad it looks matte to someone else lol!

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  4. What a great idea for seeing what a polish looks like matte! The colors are beautiful! Love them! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. That's what I thought when I noticed it :) A great preview to what adding a matte coat would look like!

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  5. What a beautiful, creamy red! And that Burt's trick is genius--I'm totally going to try it. :)

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    1. Bo Peep is a gorgeous colour :) I always apply the cuticle cream after painting my nails so I find it a great way to see what my mani would look like matte!

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  6. That purple has really gorgeous shimmer!

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    1. Waterlily is gorgeous! I was surprised how amazing the shimmer in it is :)

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