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Monday, April 9, 2012

Cover Band Sticks 'n Stones over Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Whisper

Today I have Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Whisper, a extremely pale pearly lilac shade to show you. Like the other Smooth and Perfect polishes I've reviewed, this is a very light and subtle colour, but I thought it might make a nice shade for Easter. I used three coats for the following pictures, but I probably should have used one more in order to completely cover the staining on the tips of my nails (unfortunately I ran out of time). 

Every time I wear one of the lacquers from this line I keep thinking that this polish actually does feel unusually smooth to the touch... which seems kind of silly, but it really does feel that way. Anyone else notice this, too? Anyways, I really like Whisper, just as I enjoyed the other polishes in this line, and really appreciate how non-streaky the formula is. It's so soft and light, with just a touch of pearl to keep it from looking flat. Gorgeous. 

Since Whisper is such a pretty and unobtrusive shade, I decided to jazz it up by layering Cover Band Sticks 'n Stones over top of it to complete my Easter manicure. There has been a tonne of interest in this lacquer because of its strong resemblance to the extremely hard to find polish "Connect the Dots" by indie polish maker Lynnderella. This is the awesomeness that resulted with one coat of Sticks 'n Stones over Whisper:

These pictures weren't my best, but I really hope you get an idea for how cool this looks in person. I'm crazy about this. I received so many compliments on it, and questions about how I created this manicure. It's easy to mistake for nail art, but in reality it's so much simpler than that! It has such a cool splatter effect, particularly from a distance. The glitter is mostly made up of a mixture of black and white glitters (various sizes of hexagonal glitter, small round and square glitters, as well as bar glitter). There are also tiny and somewhat iridescent green and red glitter, but they are so fine that it's practically imperceptible. Sticks 'n Stones is available via Ninja Polish, but it is currently out of stock. Demand is extremely high for this polish, so I feel lucky to have gotten my hands on it at the same time I snagged Floam.

What do you think of this combination? Are you as crazy as I am about Sticks 'n Stones? 

I hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend! 


  1. Two lovely looks <3 Love especially the second one that looks so gorgeous.
    Thank you for your great pics.

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    1. Thanks! Sticks 'n Stones is such an easy way to make a cool looking manicure.

  3. OHMG, did I mention, that I'm jealous LOL - it's gorgeous!

  4. Oh man I'm seeing the b&w glitter everywhere...I really want some!!

    1. It's really been a craze lately, hey? Especially when you add in the black and white bar glitter. Such a popular combination right now!

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    1. I think I have to agree with you on that. ;)