Hello hello hello!
Here I am, reporting from Sochi, with two winter lovelies to show you from InDecisive Nail Lacquer!
Okay, That was a lie. I'm not in Sochi. But it sounded good for a minute, didn't it??
What is true is I do have two very awesome winter pretties to show you from InDecisive...Plus, a Before & After that I did with one of them. :)
Okay, on with the show!
Bloodstone is a deep pine-green beauty with small red, gold, and black glitters, with a background of red and gold shimmery goodness:
As the name indicates, this polish was inspired by bloodstone; I've never seen bloodstone, and this polish makes me think I need to change that. The deep pine green is beautiful for jewel-tone lovers like me, and while it might be a bit on the dark side for some people if it were just plain, the glitters and the shimmer give it light and depth. I think it's a beautiful for all year round, particularly winter, but it's absolutely going to be one of my favorites for Christmas. It's elegant and it's adult, but it's still sparkly!! :)
The formula on this is excellent. You won't have to fish or worry about how to apply to get an even coverage of the glitters, it just glides right on. :)
And then there is the milky beauty that is Snowstorm: a soft concoction of white jelly base, navy and robin's-egg blue glitters, and a flash of aqua shimmer:
|Look at that gorgeous shimmer|
There are a few things that make this a special polish, in my opinion. First, I've never had a white or white-based polish that applied as perfectly as this one does. Normally no matter what I do, white is patchy and gross and I need at least three coats to make it acceptable looking--and so I really just avoid it. This had no patchiness, no gloppiness, just pure white beauty.
I also love the two colors of blue that Aleksandra paired here. Because she went with a navy and a very light, pale blue, when the white polish covers the glitters to differing degrees, it gives more of a variegated effect, like you have 3-4 different colors of glitter in there. But the thing I love most of all is the beautiful shimmer; most polishes of the milky type have a more solid creme finish, but the shimmer on this one gives it a more glimmering appearance. You can see it a little more in real life than you can in my pictures here (the best picture to see it in is the second-to-last), but it's not overwhelming. Just a subtle splash of extra pretty. :)
The dark-to-light effect of the glitters, and the snow-blizzard sky inspired me to do a little nail art on this one. I love the look of purple and blue together, so I decided to stamp some cloud-ish swirls over the polish, in a light-to-dark purple effect. So, I took Sally Hansen Pronto Purple and Lively Lilac, and put dots of them over the stamping plate image (Winstonia 203), and then scraped across the whole mish-mash. Then I picked up and stamped:
If you lived in a surreal Candyland-type place, this is what a snowy, stormy sky would look like! I think it came out happy and fun, with a ton of whimsy. I love that the blue glitters shine through beautifully, and the splashes of purple glide and blend into one another. :)
You can find InDecisive Nail Lacquers in Aleksandra's Etsy shop, by clicking here. I've known and worked with Aleksandra for some time now, and I can assure you of a few things. First, her polish is top-notch quality; she does extensive human testing on her products before she allows them into her shop. For example, she made a stunning blue holo polish a while back that would have sold like hotcakes--but it stained, so she refused to sell it (the good news is, she's currently working on finding other ingredients that will give the same look without the staining!). Second, dedication to her customers is unequaled. If you are looking for a custom polish, send her a note--I've ordered customs from her and seen customs she has made for other customers, and she isn't happy until you're happy. So check her out, if you haven't already! :)
Hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend. :)