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Friday, March 7, 2014

NOTD: Green Graffiti by Maybelline and Julep's Blake


Well hello there, 1980's neon look.  The 1980's had a lot of questionable trends, including big hair and big shoulder pads.  I lived through them all, and I do seem to remember having a few neon items in my wardrobe.  It's definitely not an easy look to carry off, and I'll admit to having a few moments of looking at my hands and thinking "zombie nails".
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That's not to say I didn't like this manicure, but I've got to admit it falls into that "ugly-pretty" category.  I used two thickish coats of Julep's Blake as the base color, and boy was it a pain in the butt to work with.  Not sure I'll be revisiting that one again.  I then dabbed on Maybelline's Color Show Green Graffiti, a black and light green matte glitter topcoat.  I originally wanted to use it over Butter London's white Cotton Buds, and I think that combo would have shown Green Graffiti to better advantage.
So what do you think, yay or nay on this look?  What other colors might look good with Green Graffati?
Linking up with The Nail Files, hosted by Jennie Shaw:

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11 comments:

  1. What a fun mani! My oldest son's name is Blake, so I might have to get this, despite my aversion for bright yellow polish (on me anyways!). I was an 80s child, rocking my permed hair with mall bangs and "wings," neon and spandex...oh yeah...wish there weren't pictures from that era lol!! Happy friday!

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    1. Andie MacDowell's curly hair was my ideal, so I tortured my long straight hair with more than one spiral perm. If nothing else, the 80's were distinctive :-)

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  2. Oh this is pretty pretty!!!

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  3. Against the yellow, all I see are the black flakes (my first thought was "cool! apocalypse mani!"). I wonder if the green would show up better against white or very light pink? Or dark red?

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    1. Yeah, the green gets lost in the yellow. Light pink is a good idea!

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  4. Whooooa Green Graffiti is so cool! It's kind of Halloween-ish - looks like it ought to glow in the dark! I'd definitely be curious what this looked like over a white polish.

    Bailey
    aka Bailey

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  5. I LOVEEEE this!! I need to recreate this immediately!

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  6. I actually really like the combo! I need to check out those Maybelline polishes! They look really fun :)

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  7. Awww yea I love this, love love love!

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  8. Very Springy.
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  9. Ugly pretty? More like awesome pretty! Haha! Love this combo! LOVE Green Grafitti! And you picked a great base coat! I love it all!!

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