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Friday, September 7, 2012

NOTD: Megan by Julep and Bow in my Presence by Wet 'n Wild

Megan is another Julep polish that I received in one of the August mystery box offers.  The ultramarine blue borders on frost and is so outside my comfort zone that initially after I applied it I thought "uh oh, I don't like this".  I'd already picked out Bow in my Presence to layer over it after a few days wear, so I figured I could always speed up that time table if Megan proved too much for me.
I wore a black and white outfit over the weekend and Megan provided such a nice contrast that I started seeing her beauty.  There is a glow from within quality that keeps this polish from going too far into frost territory.  I needed 3 coats for opacity but application was relatively easy.  I topped it with Seche Vite and fortunately did not experience tip shrinkage (thanks the Seche Vite gods).
After a day of punishing yard work that left some tip wear, I topped Megan with Bow in my Presence, one of the two Wet 'n Wild Coloricon polishes I get earlier this summer (you can see the other one here).  Bow in my Presence is an aqua blue that shifts pink with multi colored micro glitter.  I used two coats but wish I had stopped at one so that Megan's color would have peaked through more.  Still pretty though!

You can see the pink shift here, and it definitely shows up at certain angles on my fingers, although I didn't capture it in the below photo.
Bow in my Presence needs a top coat to smooth it out and make it shiny.  I also had to file my nail edges to get any rough bits off, one of the occasional hazards of glitters.  We won't even get into removal.....

Disclosure:  I purchased these.

3 comments:

  1. such a pretty color! and that glitter is amazing!

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  2. That Wet'n'Wild glitter is AWESOME!!

    P.S. I see you have CAPTCHA enabled. I know a lot of bloggers who won't comment if it is. I have moderating enabled, so I can still filter spam if it shows up. Just thought I'd let you know :)

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