Happy 4th of July everyone! As promised on Facebook I have a post filled with goodies.  Please welcome my first guest poster, fellow blogger and friend Lindsay.

Hello everyone! 
   First let me introduce myself, I’m Lindsay from  
 Even though I don’t have nearly as much time as would like to devote to blogging, I really enjoy expressing my thoughts and posting pictures about my nail polish obsession, and best of all meeting other ladies who share my passion!  I’m so excited to be doing a guest post on this blog.  Since Gia is one of my fave make-up and nail gurus I regularly follow her blog and one of my fave segments on her site is “Way Back Wednesday” displaying some of her older polishes.  I’ve always wanted to do a “Way back” post and was so glad she gave me the opportunity.  Please enjoy!

 The base polish I chose for my “Way Back Wednesday” post was OPI Vampire State Building, which was released with the New York City Collection in Fall of 2000.

 This is a rich Merlot polish with a slightly jelly-like application (IT’S SO SHINYYYY!!!) and in some light leans a little more brownish-red.  This is a black label OPI meaning this polish was produced with the big 3 chemicals (Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), and Toluene) and it makes the application a dream!  This polish can be opaque in 2 coats but I did 3.

  This was a major lemming of mine for a long time.  I have to admit I love the name just as much as the color as I’m a huge supernatural genre fan, especially vampires.  I have one person to thank for my Vampire State Building lemming being fulfilled and that is none other than Ms. Bottles and Bottles herself. :D
  To make this mani really pop and add a little holiday flare I then layered 365 Days of Color American Spirit over the OPI VSB.
 I have to say I love American Spirit much more than I thought I would, even though the bottle looks red it layers really well over most colors.  It was also surprisingly easy to apply the smaller and larger glitters how I wanted on the nail (used the dab and smooth method).

Macro shot of this beauty

Lastly my 4th of July fireworks nail!  I used China Glaze Vegas to accent (don’t laugh at my middle finger accent nail Gia!!!) ;)

China Glaze Vegas is a medium sized super holo hex glitter that applies fairly sparse but becomes easy to build, similar application to a polish like China Glaze Snowglobe.  I don’t really know much about the origins of China Glaze Vegas but stumbled upon it and had to have it because Vegas is my home and I’m a sucker for glitter.

Blurry pic to show holo

 Thank you so much for checking out my guest post!  Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday celebrating our USA Independence Day.



Gia said...

I love Lindsay's post & love that, she put so many beauties in one post for me! I'm so happy I was able to find her VSB. I found it once before we became friends, swapped it away, hunted high and low for months to find it again, thought I did, bought it, got out in the sun only to see it had a.sought shimmer- not VSB. Finally found another and don't even remember where I found the 3rd one but knew it was hers! :)

CharlieDBeauty said...

Lovely mani x :-)

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