I love to layer this over polishes like Lancôme Plunge Pool or others that are necessarily “watery” or “ocean” looking. It makes them unique instead of predictable.
Mornin’ folks! Or… whatever time it is while you’re reading this… today/tonight I have for you Sally Hansen’s Café Au Lait stamped with Wet N Wild Black Creme using Konad m70.
Café Au Lait is a wonderful nude color, which as you can see is a touch too pink and too dark for me, but still does the trick. I have Zoya’s Shay in my arsenal, as well as an old Rimmel one, but this is my favorite. It has a small amount of shimmer, but not too noticeable. Keeps it life-like and not… creepy. It’s not the most opaque, and it’s not one of my favorite colors because, well, if you’ve seen the contents of my blog… I like colors.
This actually happened before my cloud manicure, hence the no boo boo (I know “boo boo” sounds childish, but that’s really what it is. It’s not a wound or an injury. It’s a cardboard cut. lol). Also, I never noticed that I squeeze these bottles so tight that the color leaves my fingertips. Gotta stop doing that. Anyways, I liked this a lot, even though it was supposed to look… I don’t know… a bit sexier? Like that illusion you get when lace is put over a nude dress/accessory. But it looked less sexy and more cool, which isn’t too bad.
And hey, look! I cleaned up! Oh, go me. I deserve a sticker. A “Good, Quality Blogging” sticker. Do those exist? I want one. But seriously, this was fun and I really liked it. I love this stamp and I’ll be playing around with these two new ones I got (this m70 and the one with the clouds, m79) in the near future.
Have a nice night/day!
~ Britni Rose
Ravenclaw | China Glaze Frostbite and Unplugged
Hufflepuff | China Glaze Solar Power and Wet N Wild Black Creme
Gryffindor | China Glaze Mega Bite and Ruby Pumps
Slytherin | China Glaze Hologram and Sally Hansen Jumpin’ Jade.
OPI Oh So Glam is a sheer white with gold iridescence. It’s super pretty, but it takes quite some coats in order to build it up to semi-opaqueness. It’s not a crazy white, it’s super subtle, great for office wear.
OPI Rising Star is a gorgeous copper. It’s almost an EXACT dupe of Revlon’s Limited Edition Copper Gleam. The only difference is Rising Star has sparse gold glitter in it, which you can see really well in this picture.
Revlon Jelly is the strangest color. This picture makes it look like a hot pink, which it is. But it’s also a crazy hot red. And maybe even orange. It’s a mix of all three. It definitely a warm hot pink, either way. My mom got this from a work meeting, so I got it for “free.” I haven’t put this on my nails yet, I’m waiting for summer, but when I’ll do I’ll still post it as a review sample.
Revlon Vintage is–in the bottle– one of my favorite colors. The perfect red-violet cranberry, burgundy, type color. On the nail it’s slightly darker than the bottle color. I didn’t like it on nail as much as I did in the bottle. I still love its name, and all Revlon colors are FANTASTIC for Konad.
Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait was added to my collection while I was in search of the perfect nude, “mannequin hands,” color. This is super close, but my skin tone underneath it makes it look just the slightest bit peachy, as you can see here. It’s super close to my match.
Sephora Dragee is a super sheer pink, it’s french manicure pink. It’s nothing special. Just a little wash of color.
Sinful Colors Why Not is a super light blue. Not robin egg blue, like OPI’s What’s With The Cattitude. This is BLUE. It’s aqua. It’s gorgeous. This picture is true to color. It’s crazy opaque too. One of my favorite polishes ever. It’s so BOLD. Love. Love. Love. I’m going to do a polish change to this one tonight.
Ulta Professional Angel Baby is an opaque white creme. It’s just a white I decided to pick up. I already have Sinful Colors Snow Me White, which is identical in pure white-ness. However, Snow Me White applies WAY better than Ultas white. That, and Angel Baby like, never, ever dries. I had so many dings, dents and fingerprints, that I never photographed it. Go buy Sinful Color Snow Me White, it’s better, and cheaper!
Ulta Lotsa Luxe is a gold metallic. It’s a pale gold. I wore this in my OPI Black Crackle NOTD, two posts ago. It looks FANTASTIC under Black Shatter, and it was beautiful. However, on its own, on me, it’s completely unflattering, old, and gross. However, if someone with a darker skin tone or hell, even a tan, were to wear this, it would pop and look phenomenal. I’m way too pale for this color. It makes everything worse. I will keep it and love it for Konading and crackle polishes.
Wet N Wild Hannah Pinktana is from their super cute, amazing collection where everything is named after a TV show. I own Teal Of Fortune (Blue and gold glitter), Ebony Hates Chris (black creme), Gray’s Anatomy (silver, purple, grey, green, and blue duochrome), Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire, and Hannah Pinktana. This is a gorgeous purple base — not pink as the name suggests — with packed glitter with holographic prisms thrown in there too. It’s truly gorgeous, but I haven’t had the honor of wearing it yet. I hope I can assume it’ll be just as amazing as Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire, which applied amazing for such a dense glitter. Removal is a pain of course, but it’s all totally worth it.
Zoya Kristi is a medium red creme, it’s basically the color of a tomato. It’s pretty, but as I stated above, I’m not a red lover. Application is great, opaque in it’s tomatoey goodness in just two coats, nice and glossy.
Well, that’s is for this haul… until next time, enjoy!
This is a base of Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait and Konad M57 stamp in Revlon Hot For Chocolate. YES. I am addicted to Hot For Chocolate. It’s the perfect brown! I’d never wear it alone though, it’s not my style. Excellent for Konad-ing though.
Now… me and Cafe Au Lait need to have a talk. I’m looking for a mannequin hands polish. My perfect match. Cafe Au Lait is 100% perfect… except for in the sun. The sun brings out the peachyness of this polish. But it doesn’t show the peach in my skin– booo! =)
Also, the wear on this is unbelievably… bad. This picture was taken after exactly 48 hours. It’s hard to tell because of the color, but there is crazy tip wear. And I didn’t type AT ALL those two days.
That being said, I love this Konadicure overall. It’s neutral and demure, with a kick. LOVE IT.