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Sunday, April 4, 2010

NOTD: High Hopes & 100th Post!

100th Post! Hooray!
By the way, HAPPY EASTER! =)
Hey everyone =) I didn't feel like posting in the last few days, I was tired of struggling with the application, being clumsy and removing everything altogether. When this starts to happen, I usually take a break from polishing.
Anyway, here is today's manicure: China Glaze High Hopes, Konad plate m76 and special polish in pink. High Hopes is a bright reddish coral and it's actually very lovely on it's own, but these days I feel the urge to stamp everything as long as it stays still for a few seconds, so this one also got a konad on top.



My new topcoat lasted a month, and it's great for 12 ml(0.4 oz). I used almost 9-10 ml of it, before it started to get a bit gloopy. And it was still usable, but it's not worth the trouble for 2$! Sally Hansen Insta-Dri btw, which costs 15$ in my country, is 13.3 ml(0.45 oz) and starts to get really gloopy just about halfway down, which takes about in 2.5-3 weeks for me. I'm definitely going to stock Golden Rose Quick Dry topcoat!

20 comments:

  1. That is such a pretty and delicate looking mani - nicely done!!

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  2. AND congrats on the 100th post!!

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  3. I agree with Delaynee, pretty and delicate are perfect descriptions for this mani.
    Happy Easter to you Deniz! Do you ever try adding nail polish thinner to your top coats? I do it with my seche (just the Sally Beauty brand) and I've been able to use an entire bottle completely. Also, did you see this post? ?

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  4. Ha i know too well, what you're describing about the times application just seems impossible! Sucks doesn't it! Glad to see you posting again, wonderful mani and you have the prettiest hands!

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  5. Hey Liz =) I usually add thinner to my topcoats, but at the time I'm out of thinner stock & the thinner supply is on the other side of the town & I was being laaazy =D Instead, I poured all the excess gloopy topcoats in one bottle, and I'm going to thin them to get a whole bottle of topcoat =)
    Hey Michèle, hard to imagine you struggling with application, you're the best out there <3 Thank you for the nicest words, aww you made me blush! <3

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  6. Happy 100th post! You have such pretty hands, girl. You really have a doll skin. <3 Nice little design by the way, I never noticed this one - it's funny how some Konad design are cute but not really popular.

    I take breaks too - sometimes I just want to spend a whole week without anything on my nails, it's normal to do so.

    Today I applied a polish (that I'll show tomorrow probably or later) and I tried to cleaned up with a brush. I thought of what you said about being relaxing for you. I drove me crazy in no time, ah ah. I'm afraid I'm not patient enough. I'm really not a patient and thorough/precise/refined person. ;)

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  7. Congrats on the 100th post!
    Very pretty mani!
    Happy Easter!
    ~Sylvia

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  8. High Hopes ne kadar güzel bir renkmiş :) tırnakların ne güzel uzamış, benimkiler de uzasa artık :)

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  9. Hey Nathalie =))) Thank you, you're the one with the real doll skin, actually =) <3
    My brush is very very flat, the tip is very thin. It makes it easy to clean up, but before, whenever I tried a brush, I went crazy, too! Look for a very flat paint brush, you will probably be happy with one =)
    Thank you so much, WOB =D
    Sagol marjo'cum =) Tirnaklarim bu sefer hizli uzadi, ben de sasirdim hatta... Barielle Growth Activator ise mi yaradi acaba?

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  10. Love it! Simple and pretty!

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  11. Congrats on 100 posts! :o)
    How does the Golden Rose t/c compare to Seche Vite fast dry or Poshe?

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  12. congrats...that's a lot of konad! i'm jealous you've found the perfect (and affordable) topcoat :(

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  13. Your application is perfect. Love the konad on this too.

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  14. Congratulations to 100 posts!
    High Hopes looks awesome on your nails!

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  15. Thank you Andrea, Emma, Rhea, ShortAndSweetNails and Charis <3 You guys rock!

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