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Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Birthday Manicure- Zoya Caitlin and Essie Stroke of Brilliance

Although my birthday was actually at the end of November, I'm just getting around to sharing my birthday manicure with you now. Well, better late than never, because this is a really good one!

I decided to layer a gradient of Essie Stroke of Brilliance (a gorgeous smokey metallic blue glitter that I've been dying to get my hands on for ages) over Zoya Caitlin (a demure blue-grey). I'm absolutely smitten with the tone-on-tone creme + glitter combination of steely blues.




Zoya Caitlin by itself:



I really loved wearing this, and left it on for several days (an achievement for me, seeing as how I usually have a very short lacquer attention span). I thought this was a very "chic" glitter manicure; subtle and elegant, but still reflective and sparkly- it definitely caught the light in intriguing ways.

What did you think of my birthday manicure?

16 comments:

  1. Elegant - with a murky and mysterious vibe to it - it's so "you" colors :)

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  2. Beautiful way to wear glitter. Love the gradient effect that's been spreading around blogosphere.

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    1. I really love it, too! Such a fun and easy way to wear glitter. Thanks!

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  3. happy belated bday! this is so pretty!

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  4. Better late than never: Happy Birthday and all the best!
    Zoya Caitlin is a beautiful colour, I'd be happy to have it! :-)

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  5. Happy Belated Birthday!!! A Stroke of Brilliance is pretty much a perfect glitter, it looks awesome over everything.

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    1. It really is a special glitter- I've never come across a glitter in that shade before.

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  6. Happy belated birthday. So sorry I missed it!

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  7. What beautiful glitter nail polish :)

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