Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mardi Gras on my Nails!

Hello my dears! Today I have for you an unintentional Mardi Gras mani. I really just wanted a different color on my nails, since I keep leaning towards pink, purple, and blue, and out popped this green beauty from a brand I don't see on blogs often: Misa. I love Misa for many reasons, one being that it is Big 3 Free and especially because it is vegan-friendly (I'm not vegan, but I love animals and I definitely support any company that respects animal rights). This is Misa, The Grass is Greener on My Side, which is a green shimmer that can be built up to opacity in three coats.

As you can see, because I am a glitter fiend and couldn't resist, I added Ulta Pinata-Yada-Yada on top to give it some flair.

I must say, I was a little disappointed in Pinata-Yada-Yada. The pictures above are THREE COATS OF GLITTER. Can you believe how sparse that is? I ended up having to dot and blot and dig and make sure that the glitter somehow got onto the nail, but it was a pain. The bottle looked like a little glitterbomb topcoat and then it came out with five glitters per nail? I was unhappy, to say the least, but now I know for when I want five sparkles on my nail (rarely) that I have a polish to turn to!

In the end, I decided to cover it up and apply La Rosa black crackle from and I loved the outcome:

Have you had similar experiences with Pinata-Yada-Yada? Have you tried Misa? (If not, I suggest you do! It's available on



Kirshten said...

I love the green color! Thats too bad that you didnt get much glitter that happens to me and I have to dig too, I also love the crackle at the end!

Lacquertopia said...

OH MY! pretty.
No way does that look like three coats! Shocking!

Amanda said...

I know... but I have Nyx Carnival and Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters and Milani Gems, so I have some glitters that can tide me over for this disappointment ;)

Thanks Kirshten! I liked the crackle best too!

Beanie said...

hoooly cow, i loooove this! i love the color with the sparse glitter and i loooooooooove the crackle part! i love anything with crackle! lol.

Amanda said...

I loved the crackle too! Such a great combo! Thanks :)