Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Before & After: Moroccan Mosaic

Hello!

I recently told you about my nostalgic foray into Sally Hansen Nail Prisms from the late 80s/early 90s, made possible by Inky Whisker's Musings, who told me about this eBay site that specializes in discontinued drugstore polishes. I mentioned that one of the polishes I got was everything I expected, and more...and I'm back to show you that polish and some nail art.

I give to you the magical Scarlet Ruby, a red-orange-purple multichrome that minstrel songs should be written about:


Sally Hansen Scarlet Ruby
Sally Hansen Scarlet Ruby

Sally Hansen Scarlet Ruby
Sally Hansen Scarlet Ruby

Sally Hansen Scarlet Ruby
Sally Hansen Scarlet Ruby

Sally Hansen Scarlet Ruby
Sally Hansen Scarlet Ruby

Wow. Just...wow wow wow. Where have you been all my life, beautiful polish? That's right, I owned you, I used you up, and then you languished in somebody's storage locker somewhere after being discontinued until someone found you and started selling you on eBay.

I thought long and hard about what to do with her that would celebrate her majesty, rather than cover it. I decided to stamp on her using MoYou London's Artist collection plate 04, and two polishes; I used Barry M Gold Foil and Kleancolor Metallic Orange. Then, I tried out these plastic 'rhinestones' that KKcenterHk sent me for review:


KKCenterHK coffee rhinestones
KKCenterHK coffee rhinestones


I love the coffee color of these and was interested to see how much of the rhinestone-like cut on them would hold up in a manicure. The worked wonderfully, very cute! Now I want to try all of their matte colors, lol. Also, they gave me a code for 10% off of your full purchase for all of my readers, just use the code 'lacquerorleaveher', it's good through the end of the year. :)

So how did it come out?? Here's the final look:


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My Moroccan Mosaic

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What do you think? I think this polish definitely qualifies for the 'prettiest' untried in my pile, which is the theme of today Glittah Pirates Neverending Pile challenge. :)

11 comments:

  1. That's a pretty color. I used to own some of those Sally Hansen ones but I sold them back when I wasn't that really into nail polish. I love the stamping you did on top.

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    1. I still have Amber Ruby, and was actually smart enough to buy a back-up of that one. Wish I'd been smart enough to do that with the others, lol, but it was also well before my polish obsessed days. :)

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  2. Gorgeous stamping and i love how the rhinestones add dimention :)

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    1. Came back to look at it one more time, and I am just blown away how gorgeous that polish is.

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    2. Thank you thank you! It really is gorgeous, and it can be yours! I'm pretty sure he has more. :)

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  3. Beautiful! I have Sally Hansen Nail Prism Amber Ruby, but it looked terrible with my skin tone :(

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  4. I just did an inventory of my polishes, but haven't gotten the nerve to run a total yet...I found two bottles of backups I got of this line and both are still in good shape. I loved them when they came out and I love them now. The stampings look great!

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    1. Thank you! I remember looking at these when they came out and just being floored by them...back before we had duochromes everywhere, lol.

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