Friday, November 25, 2011

BFF Week: Jacqui of The Scholarly Nail

Hi all, I'm blessed enough to have ANOTHER guest post this week and another girl I'm thankful for. Jacqui of The Scholarly Nail is new to blogging, but has such a big heart and presence, especially on twitter. She's such a doll to talk to, so I highly suggest you go check her out! I'm excited to bring you this post on Black Friday because this is exactly the opposite, and that's a nice reprieve from the crazy holiday shoppers!

Hi everyone! It’s an honor to be able to do a guest post for the Nail Polish Enthusiast! Amanda is a great friend of mine, and her blog is one of my favorites so I hope that you all enjoy what I have for you today!

Let me start out by saying that I absolutely LOVE snow! I live in Cleveland, so we definitely get our fair share here. My favorite thing about the holidays is waking up in the morning to a fresh coat of white, sparkling snow on the ground. I decided to base my manicure today on that experience.

For a snow-inspired manicure, I knew that there was one polish that I absolutely HAD to use – Lynnderella Snow Angel, of course. Snow Angel is one of my favorite polishes that Lynn makes – by hand, might I add. What an amazing lady. Anyways, Snow Angel has small white square and hex glitter in a clear base.  I also added one of my favorite glitter polishes to add the sparkle, Cover Girl City Lights, an amazing micro holographic glitter in a clear base. Underneath it all, I used Essie Marshmallow, a sheer white.

This manicure has 7, count them SEVEN coats of nail polish! It’s probably the most coats I’ve ever used on a manicure before. I did two coats of Marshmallow, 2 coats of Snow Angel, 1 coat of City Lights, and 1 more coat of Snow Angel. I used a coat of Seche Vite on top, and I had no problems with dry time at all. In fact, I’ve had manicures with far less coats of polish have a hard time drying. They key here is that I used VERY THIN coats.

I just love how it turned out! So sparkly and ethereal, like a fresh bed of snow on the ground, untouched and perfect. All three polishes that I used in this manicure are sheer, so they were spectacular for layering. I am definitely going to do this again and again for the wintertime.

So here are the pics of my sparkling snow manicure! Don't forget to click on the photos to see the detail enlarged =)

These first three were all taken outside in natural light, to show the awesomeness of the glitter in Lynnderella Snow Angel.

The rest were taken indoors, to better show the holo sparkles lurking underneath.

Hope you all enjoyed and thanks so much for stopping by!

Jacqui =)

Thanks Jacqui! What a lovely polish, I may need to get my hands on this in addiction... ahem, addition, to the six other Lynnderellas I recently bought ;)



Jacqui said...

Thanks so much for asking me to do this! I'll have to have you on my blog for a guest post soon!! <3

Amanda said...

Anytime, doll! Let me know when you want a post from me ;)

Nicole said...

This is REALLY cute and I love that you used City Lights on this as well. It added the perfect touch.

Amanda said...

Definitely! It adds such a subtle glitter to it... we all know I'd be a fan :)

MissMidnightBlue said...

I loove city lights over this. It just make it much more.... prettier.