Creative musings in bright colors

Blue Gold Glimmer

I had such high hopes for this mani, and they fell flat. 100% of that is my fault! I am going to try and re-do this one (hopefully sometime soon) and do it RIGHT.


My problem is that I tried to duplicate the nude base of the mani from Baroquen Nails, rather than just pick a random color to use as a base. The nude I grabbed takes 3 coats to be even remotely opaque, and is super thick so my nails look really fat. Also, my matte top coat is only quasi-matte…the blue color that I used is a true matte and looked much better BEFORE I added top coat!


The blue is called Brute by Mentality, and covers nicely in two thin coats. We’ll see what happens when I re-do this mani, I might use the same blue matte and just figure out how to make the rest of the design look better!



~ Nude: Forumla X – Marvelous
~ Blue: Mentality – Brute
~ Gold: OPI – I Found a Pot of Gold


The fun part here are these extra-thick striping tape pieces in gold from the Born Pretty Store. However, I think this is a terrible use for them, so I’ll be fully reviewing them next week! Suffice to say I love striping tape, and these are $0.99, so if you like striping tape to, check them out!

Comments on: "Blue Gold Glimmer" (10)

  1. Well that’s one blue polish I’ll never own lol. It looks pretty but it is Mentality so……..

    • For what its worth, its the new formula. I was one of the bloggers whose nails were destroyed, but this doesnt hurt my nails at all. That being said, no clue if/when mentality will be back! The new zoya holiday mattes coming out soon might be a decent substitute though if you’re looking for a nice blue!

  2. This manicure is extremely rich and full in details!! I def love mid blue and gold decorations together!!! ^_^

  3. I think your design is magnificent!

  4. I think you’re being too hard on yourself. I like this and I love the striping tape.

  5. This looks awesome! 🙂

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