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Gold and Coral Mermaid Tips with Bonus Interloper

Every time I go to Shoppers (generic Canadian pharmacy, for those non-Canadians) I gotta do a lap of the beauty isle.  It's a bit of a problem, especially if there's a sale, like, say, $3.99 Revlons.  It's not as much of a problem though, if you use them, right? Right?? So this brings me to one of the Revlon polishes I bought recently, Make Mine Mango.  

Make Mine Mango is a decidedly un-mango creme, being more of an orangey coral than mango. Whatever.  Application was par for the course with Revlon, this is two coats.  As I have something of a glitter obsession, I decided to just do a Mermaid french tip.  I aimed to keep tessellating the hexagons and the effect was really interesting.  It almost looks pixelated and I like it. I should also mention, OMG SO SPARKLY.  The gold always contrasts nicely with coral and just flashes in the light, it's awesome.

So I was taking these photos and then I had something of an invasion.... 






CAT INVASION!!!
This is Rocket (short for Rocketface) who just wouldn't take no for an answer in not sitting on my desk.  It's her fault that there are constantly pieces of fluff in my photos!

If she's not going to move, I'm taking pictures on her, dammit!
HAHHHR MAHHH KIITTTEERRRRHHHHHH
The Verdict: Revlon Make Mine Mango is a perfectly fine coral but I bet you already have at least one like it.  Looks pretty with gold glitter but that's about it.  Taking photos on a cat?  AWESOME, if not hair-filled.

Comments

  1. I love the way the glitter turned out.Your cat wants you to paint his nails,maybe...hehehe!

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  2. I love the glitter tips, it's a great look. And what a cute kitty cat! I empathize with hair filled photos. I feel like every time I try to take nail pictures my dog manages to get his fur in my polish.

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  3. Very pretty!! I love how you added the gold glitter to it. Ahah, that last photo is so adorable!! XD

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  4. Love this! That is such a beautiful color!

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  5. Haha, I know how you feel. I have so many pictures of little cat noses poking at my hands!

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  6. Kitty!!! For me it's usually my parrot photo bombing. XD She's so pretty!

    I love the base color, even if it's not mango at all. The coral tone that comes out of it is really nice. And I, of course, love the glitter tips. :)

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  7. Cat invasion!

    Coral + gold... I never would have paired those two. Good idea.

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  8. This makes me think of a kind of tiled mosaic. Maybe use something like this for summer inspiration?

    http://furthurla.com/images/tile_mosaic_patio_table2.jpg

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  9. The photo of your cat is really lovely. I mean, yeah, I like the nails, but I think the cat actually took over this post ;-)

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