Monday, July 4, 2011

Another Mani(cured) Monday!

I can hear the fireworks bellowing off in the distance as I type. The heat that has taken Southern California by storm, is still ravaging outside despite it being near 11:00pm. Yep, it's summer alright! I just had a big bowl of angel food cake topped with a nice heaping dollop of whipped cream, sweet strawberries and juicy blueberries. For the 4th, I painted my nails a fire engine red courtesy of Sally Hansen's complete Salon Manicure entitled 'Right Said Fred' - a near perfect red in my mind. I picked this bottle up for free last year at Hollywood and Highland when they were trying to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most manicures performed in a day (they were unsuccessful). The Sally Hansen reps were literally giving these bottles away for free! I painted my ring finger a cobalt blue by Butter LONDON's Blagger which I previously reviewed here.

For a base, I used one coat of Butter LONDON's Nail Foundation and painted all my nails with two coats of either 'Right Said Fred' or 'Blagger'. I topped each nail off with one coat of Seche Vite Top Coat. 

I was thoroughly impressed with the Sally Hansen polish, and the extra wide brush made application a breeze. I got a pretty even coat with just one swipe but pushed for a second for more opaqueness. The polish dried fairly quickly, and bleeding wasn't an issue by the time I was ready for the clear top coat (usually a pet peeve of mine with red polish in particular). Overall, I give this polish an A+ (the fact that it was gratis doesn't hurt either). 

I know we are the land of red, white, and blue and that this manicure only consists of red and blue. Can anyone recommend a great white nail polish that doesn't look like a bottle of white out? 

What is your favorite white nail polish (assuming you have one)?!!