May 11, 2012

Starry Skies

It's Glitter Me Up Friday again and once again I've gone a week without posting.  I wore some amazing polish this week and received some wonderful nail mail.   I took photos ready to blog but I've just been feeling so tired this week I haven't been able to find the energy to blog.  I have a bit of a cold so all I've wanted to do is collapse each night once the kids are in bed.  Hubby has been working late each night so it's been extra tiring.  It's amazing how much I need that little bit of relief shared parenting brings each night after spending all day with the kids.  Some adult conversation helps too :)
I'll get 'round to posting my earlier photos another day because today I want to show of my Friday glitter nails.  My sparkly, starry nails and matching ring :)

This is 2 coats of Kleancolor Holo Chrome over 1 coat of Kleancolor Cobalt.  Holo Chrome is nicely opaque on it's own in 2 coats and can look quite purple but I wanted to enhance the blue so I started with a layer of Cobalt.  Cobalt is a great blue to use as underwear, it's rich and opaque in one coat.  The only problem I have with these Kleancolors is they stink and take a while to dry.

Once the Kleancolors were finally dry I added a layer each of some cheap polishes I found at the markets called LDM Glitter Shine in #65 and #66.  I don't know anything about this brand (and the bottles are too tall to fit in my Helmer).  #65 is iridescent micro glitter and small hexes in a clear base.  #66 is blue micro glitter, small gold hexes and holo silver stars in a clear base.  Both are sparse enough they can add a nice glitter accent layer without overwhelming the base polish and both are thin enough that the 2 extra layers don't make my nails feel overly thick.  It did take a bit of work to fish the stars out though.

Then I finished it off with INM Out the Door Northern Lights Hologram Top Coat Gold.  The length of that name always makes me laugh but I love the extra sparkles Northern Lights gives my nails, and it's quite a nice top coat, not at all thick and dries reasonably quickly.  I love the silver version too.

This combination sparkles like crazy.  Actually the Holo Chrome does a pretty good job on it's own but I love the effect of the additional layers, my own starry sky.  I was so pleased with the result I made myself a ring to match.  On the afternoon walk to pick my son up from school the sun was out and my hands were covered in rainbows :)  I didn't use Kleancolor Cobalt as the base on the ring, I just finished it off with black (the rings layer in reverse) so you can see it's more purple than my nails.

Now if you'd like to see the rest of the Glitter Me Up Friday players check them out here...

Mam Glam from GlamOnTheCheap
and of course
Shaina from SG Nails who started Glitter Me Up Friday

I have a really special new polish I'm looking forward to wearing this weekend and blogging about.  I'm also looking forward to Mother's Day :)  I doubt I'll get breakfast in bed though, we're spending the day with my mother-in-law.


  1. Oh that looks so great. Makes me want to go out and get more Kleancolor but I just can't handle the smell and drying time.

  2. Your mani is very lovely! Agreed Kleancolor stinks but the two cheap polishes didn't look cheap at all!!

  3. Oh my goodness! If there was such a thing as the glitter gods, this would be their polish layering of choice!

  4. stunning!! Both the mani & the ring. Now I gotta go dig out my bottle of Holo Chrome & see.if I can achieve similar awesomeness with it!

  5. Gorgeous color and I LOVE your ring!!
    By the way... lol... I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :) You can click on my name for the link back to my blog :)


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