Two coats Julep Trina topped by one coat of Barielle Elle's Spell and one coat NYC Matte About You on my accent nails. I decided to do my accents a la Liesel (Liesl Loves Pretty Things), which is fitting, because she wanted to see Trina on my "nailsies." :-)
|Lookit that firey flaky amazingness! I loveeeee the idea of|
matte flakies over dark colors. SEXY.
|Micro-sparkly, vampy purple Trina in all her glory!|
|Elle's Spell is a very rich, intense red jelly base with LOTS of red/orangish-gold|
flakes. They sometimes show a bit of green in certain lights/angles.
|Outside, full sun . . . FINALLY! :-D|
|Ahhh, so beautiful! Trina really does look almost black in certain lighting.|
But look at those flakes, just chilling in their bottle! *swoon
I'm very pleased with how this mani turned out, and my nails are getting LONG!! YAY! Oh, some other random comments: I loooove the satin feel of the matte coat (can't stop touching my accent nails) . . . NYC's is the first matte coat I've tried and I love it. Can't beat the price either; $1.72 at Wal-Mart.
Hehe, just realized that the Seche is so shiny in this photo, it's practically acting like a mirror - you can darn near make out my reflection! :-P
So, in closing, I have to pay tribute to one of my favorite TV show characters, BAU Section Chief Erin Strauss from CBS' Criminal Minds. ***Spoiler alert***
She dies a horribly sad death in part 1 of the finale that was on tonight. :-( So sad! Rest in peace, Erin; you will be missed!!
Why??? WHY do awesome characters hafta be killed off?!?! :-/
|Sorry, but I had to share this one too; I love candid behind-the-scenes shots! :-D|
Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia and Jayne Atkinson as Erin Strauss
Did anyone else watch this finale and get as emotional as I did? Pretty sure my roommate was wondering why the heck I kept yelling "NOOOOooo!!! Are you KIDDING me?! Oh my...oh my GOSH! NO!" :-P