Are you dizzy with excitement about nail polish?

 This post is full of many, many pictures, just so you know.
 I started my manicure journey yesterday with two coats of the ever lovely Milani Dot Com.
 Can I just state the obvious here?  This polish is STUNNING!
 It was very sheer and almost runny on the first coat, so I was quite surprised and pleased that everything pulled together so well with the second coat.
 No top coat here because I had plans to put Lynnderella Mercurial on top.
 Okay, so I don't even want to post these sad pictures because this combination gave me grief, Nation.
 But we're all here to live and learn, right?  Right.  Here I had added two coats of Lynnderella Mercurial (learn more about Lynnderella at her blog here), a coat of Lynnderella Glitter Tamer, and then a coat of Poshe.
 The problem, the thing that drove me nearly crazy yesterday, was that the Glitter Tamer gave me a meeeellion tiny bubbles.  I'm just not having great luck with it yet, for various boring reasons.
 You can't see the bubbles too much in the above picture, thankfully, but UGH, they are there.  Trust me if you can't see them in any of the pictures.  All eleventy billion of them were there mocking me.
 Also, I just wasn't happy with how the pictures turned out anyway.  Mercurial is maybe a bit hard to photograph!
 Okay, now here we are today.  The picture above is under my little Ikea lamp on my polish painting desk, thus the extreme gold tone of the lighting.  I was trying to show off the awesome and complicated shimmer in Mercurial.
 Here I have used two coats of OPI Lincoln Park After Dark, one well-worked coat of Lynnderella Mercurial, a coat of Gelous, a coat of Cult Nails' top coat, and finally a coat of Seche Vite.  (I used a base coat, too, of course).
 I love LPAD, and this is weirdly my first time ever wearing it.  It does remind me a lot of a-england Lancelot in the final effect, though, so maybe I could have just used that and saved a coat in the process!  LPAD leans ever so slightly more purple, though, where Lancelot looks mostly just black and has a teeny bit of red to it.
 I digress!  At any rate, this mani is a major success for me.  Hooray!
 Mercurial is still hard to capture in photographs, but hopefully you have an idea of its extreme and moody awesomeness.
 My favorite part?  On the thumb nail here.  It's really hard, if not impossible to see, but there is a ginormous black hex glitter near the middle, a little to the right, and a little toward the top.  LOVE IT!
 I love me some surprise crazy glittah.
 Oh!  And if you hadn't noticed, my nails are shorter today, yes.  I had a little break starting on one, so I just took them all back to nubs.
 I'm fine with the nubs.  I've actually come to really like them short now.
Thanks for reading all of this, if you have, and even if you have not, I thank you for taking a look!

7 dizzy comments:

i kind of love that mercurial proved so ... mercurial lol. Great post, as always xx

I actually love the lynnderella polish on there!

I love all the photos! So freaking pretty!

The Daily Crumpet - I know, right? It's sort of fitting and appropriate! Thank you!

imfeelingnail-venturous - it's a magnificent polish, for sure! I just can't tolerate bubbles. Ughs. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Milani Dot Com is gorgeous! Really gorgeous! :)

I need Milani Dot Com! It's a gorgeous colour!

Thank you so much for sharing this journey. I am so glad I am not the only one who has taken it. I had a beeeeeeliion evil bubbles happen in a thick application of Gelous topped with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. It was a very big sad. I have also experienced the learning curve with some Lynnderella polishes. I test run my layerings with them on nail wheels in advance these days (must save the pretty!). Mercurial looks sooooooo super gorgeous over LPAD! <3 I hope so much I have a chance to get it when she has her January sale. *fingers crossed*

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