Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nude and Gold

I've been itching to wear Revlon Starry Pink again since I bought it in early April, but this time around I intended to use it only as a top coat after first applying a pale pink base. To begin, I chose Revlon Cotton Candy (previously featured here), a more yellow and slightly darker pink than the sheer, cool-toned base in Starry Pink, and applied 2-3 coats. I layered two coats of Starry Pink over Cotton Candy to even out any bald spots and have the silver glitter sit more prominently on the surface (rather than be buried under multiple layers). To add some more glitz and contrast to the subdued silver and milky pink, I painted a last layer (which also doubled as a super reinforcing top coat) of my beloved Sportsgirl All That Glitters. You can't go wrong with a dusting of gold hex glitter to finish.




Excuse the short nails and dryness, my nails aren't in the best condition due to the ravages of constantly being painted, stripped, painted, stripped (and so the cycle goes). I often get sick of whatever's on my nails after a day or two, or the nail polish starts chipping and peeling which compels me to take it all off, but I've been quite content with this little mani of mine for about a week now. It's unassuming but also decorative enough for me to enjoy wearing it. I'm also convinced All That Glitters is some miracle top coat because I've experienced little to no wear and tear after several days.

45 comments:

  1. Wow! Looks so lovely, I'll be buying starry pink now, really great review! :) xx

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  2. I love this look so much! It's so pretty :)

    Laura xoxo

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  3. Wahh, loving the combination. :D

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  4. Omg...love your layering of colors! I swear when those colors from revlon come into singapore I'm picking them up without hesitation...your last post featuring the dupes was just fantastic!

    I've been polish free the last week..nails a bit weakened and yellow from constant painting so yep, I know what you mean! ^^

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  5. I really love this look, definitely going to try this myself! :) xxx

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  6. this post makes me feel a lot more jealous to the fact that revlon isn't available here in germany T.T
    pretty nails btw!

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  7. Haha! I can't believe you're apologising for short nails! Have you SEEN my pinky nail?!

    This does seem to be a really wearable, versatile look. I can see how it stayed on your nails for such a long time without you wanting to change it. Starry Pink and Cotton Candy match so wonderfully, by the way.

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  8. Beautiful. You definitely can't go wrong with gold hex. x

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  9. That looks gorgeous :) I love the gold, I'm going to have to head in to sportsgirl! :)
    xx

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  10. Love this color :)
    You have beautiful nails!
    xoxo
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  11. i am so sorry for taking so long to check out your posts i am an awful blogger and follower bt i am back now and i am loving this post and this nail polishes. oh i'll definetely try this out.
    xx
    marianne
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  12. Love the colour combination :) x

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  13. Wow this looks so pretty, I love it xxx

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  14. Very pretty and girly! Great news that the glitter coat is so long lasting! xX

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  15. OmG that design in your nails is really cute and pretty!
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  16. Love the nails dear!

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  17. This must be one of my favourite combinations.

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  18. awww, this is really cute and the colour combination is really pretty and summery :) I don't really like revlon nail polishes because i find that the ones that i have tend to 'bubble' after a day or two. hmmm, maybe its just my ones that i've picked up. Thanks for sharing~xx

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  19. love the combination! Love the pink and the sparkles paired together. Think the combo works great on your shorter nails.

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  20. That is a beautiful combo, love how girly it is :) x

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  21. ohh your nails are so pretty! love the glitter :D

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  22. I've tried pale pink with silver glitter (they remind me of cupcakes!) but never with gold - will have to try that one out!
    xx

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  23. fun!! Gold is always a good choice!

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  24. love it...baby pink is one of my favorites for this summer... and gold with that goes perfectly!

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  25. Damn! This is beautiful! Love the light pink and the glitter on top! xxo

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  26. This is such a cute color combo!! I want them both! :) I cant never apply my glitter that evenly though, I always end up with all of it on one part of my nail

    Evani

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  27. pretty pretty pretty! omg there was a time when i would change my polishes after two or three days of wear... :O felt kind of bad now on how much i've abused my nails in the past lol! i keep forgetting to ask, but do you ever use a clear base coat before you apply your polishes?

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    1. Haha, that sounds like me right now. I'm trying to give my nails a break but I've got 3 nails painted on my left hand and the rest bare, it's quite bizarre :p I don't use a base coat (or top coat usually), just too lazy. I probably should though!

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  28. Loving your combination of nail polishes :) Haha I have the same problem with my nails, they're currently really short and dry because of my constant abuse. It's pretty bad compared to a few years back, cause now I can't even grow them out too long - my nails start to split and then break :( I'm still looking for a solution to that problem, but I guess it all comes down to no nail polish...which is kind of hard >_<" I'm also doing the same with my glitter polishes...layering them over a base colour so then it's not so hard to remove :P

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  29. Do they still have the glitter polish at Sportsgirl? I think I'm going to buy it over the weekend <33

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    1. Yes, they do :) I saw them still being sold on the weekend. Would love to follow each other :)

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  30. fab! stunning post!thanks for sharing! have u a nice week-end!
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  31. wow nice nails! :)
    i'm following you, follow me back if you love to, thank you :)

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  32. Wow this is beautiful want to try this myself now!

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  33. pretty nails! it's simple an cute!

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  34. very pretty!
    i keep forgetting to get a bottle of starry pink for myself.
    gotta go out and and grab it before i forget again. ;p

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  35. I really wonder why I didn't come across your blog any earlier! I really enjoyed scrolling through all of your blog posts! Keep it up, I'll be back:).

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  36. Love the Revlon lipstick :)
    xoxo
    scarlletgs.blogspot.com.br

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  37. Love the pale pink polish with all the bling! So chic and wearable.

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  38. fabulous combo! I have been looking for that Revlon nail polish everywhere but cannot find it!! The search continues but I can admire it in your posts till I find it!

    xo

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  39. oooh love the pink and gold combo! It's so cute and fun! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  40. i really love the gold color :D
    i really like the way you combined them :)
    xoxo ;*

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  41. super cute!

    xo Jennifer

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