So here's a little story for you all today. I'll try not to ramble on too long. :) I can't guarantee anything, I am terrible at telling a short story... as you all know.
So went I went to paint my nails last night I didn't know what I wanted to do. I've been feeling quite polish uninspired since our Zoya order didn't come on Friday and I was so excited for that! They will probably, definitely, hopefully, be here tomorrow. In fact, they probably arrived after 4 PM on Friday when the campus post office closed at 4 so we couldn't get them. So they probably have been sitting there all weekend. >:( Grrrr. So expect a very excited Zoya haul post from me tomorrow with skittles, bottle porn, a mani and a pedi.
Anyway, I was in a dark, duochrome mood last night, which I am often in as those are my favorite type of polishes. I Googled several of my Pure Ice layering polishes to see what they looked like over black. I was originally going to use Busted but then I searched Rio and saw a picture by Deez Nailz with Rio over black which is linked here. I loved it. I had to try it. :)
So I began with one coat of SH XW Black Out and then layered Rio on top, 2 coats. The thing is, I did this in the dark, well, by the light of the TV, so I couldn't see it very well, just well enough to get it on pretty neatly. I waited for forever for it to dry because I have found than Rio takes at least 30 minutes to dry. Maybe my bottle is dud, because all my other Pure Ices dry pretty quickly. After it was mostly dry, I got up, without even looking at my nails and went to the bathroom. It wasn't until I was sitting on the toilet, that I looked at them and I think I gasped out loud. THEY'RE SO PRETTY! And I did them pretty much without thinking about it! Then I went to bed shortly after and I guess the Rio hadn't dried all the way yet because I had scratches and sheet marks on them but a quick coat of SV this morning completely fixed all that. Another reason why I love SV!!
Anyway, the Rio turned super iridescent, sparkly indigo (blurple...) over the black! And there's a deep plum, cobalt and magenta trichrome effect! Its so cool! It reminds me of one of the Orly FX polishes, either Galaxy Girl or Out of This World, or both. I don't have either to compare but this has the same sparkly multichrome effect! I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS! I wonder how I could possibly franken it. I think maybe if I added a few drops of black and purple to Rio it may work. I'll have to experiment because I definitely NEED this polish on its own. This is a perfect example of my favorite colors and favorite polish effect!! If you have Rio you NEED to try this, immediately! If you don't have it, you need it! Its only $1.99 at Walmart and mine always has it.
I tried to capture all the many colors this polish flashes so here's a ton of pictures!
With flash. This is really not very accurate but its a good depiction of all the colors kinda showing at the same time, almost. Also, I think that thing is on the cap is some polish, sorry, that makes it look like stuff is hanging off my index nail. : /
The next pictures are in the fading sunlight, and it actually looks cooler in this light than sunlight, here you can see the mulitchrom-ness well!!
This is the best depiction of the purple/magenta flash!
The awesome magenta flash with the blueness on my index!!
These next few are in desk lamp light.
GAH! SO PRETTY!! Plus, this is a little confession... Amanda and I went downstairs to the little kitchen on the main floor of our residence hall to make some cupcakes and in the freezer, in the community/hall fridge was an unopened pint of Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream!!! Come on, people, you can't leave that stuff unattended in a community fridge, no name on it, UNOPENED!! That's just begging to be stolen!! So I did. *evil grin* I'm a bad person. But it was sooooo good!! Its the person's own fault for leaving it! So here's a picture of me eating the chocolatey goodness, and you can see my mani in action! I actually eat with my right hand, but since my right hand nails are all nubbins due to several bad breaks, I posed with my left hand!! :)
Enjoying my spoils, guiltily! Mmmmmmm!!
Also, here's a bonus picture of the tie dye t-shirt I made (yes, I made it!!) yesterday at the Earth Jam event our school had. They were free!! i just had to wait in the epicly long line for about 20 minutes to do it but I am so happy I did. Also promptly after this picture was taken, as I was eating my ice cream, I spilled a giant glob right down the front of it, to which Amanda proclaimed, "KARMA!!" Haha, she's probably right, thats what I get for stealing!! :) Thank goodness for the Tide To-Go stain remover pen!! Its maaaaggic!!
It says, "I <3 Trees" on it!! So cute!! I used a light red or "pink" for the magenta, light blue, and two different shades of purple!! I love how this came out!! And please be kind to my belly, I am standing from the side, it doesn't look so bad, but I'll say I'm definitely not skinny!
Expect a mani inspired by this shirt in the near future, as I am very inspired by it!!
Now, if you will excuse me, I need to go and stuff my face with the yummy chocolate cupcakes Amanda made because they smell heavenly!!
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Thanks for looking!