Monday, April 30, 2012

Indulgent Intermission with Marisa of Polish Obsession

Between Carmela and I, a sparkly accent nail or two is something we tend to gravitate towards. Me for the shine (obviously!) and Carmela for the added oomph, as she likes to call it. So we're very pleased to have such a mani to show off today, thanks to the lovely Marisa from Polish Obsession.

We salute Marisa for her everyday posts. Just trying to maintain our MWF schedule is taxing enough for us without adding mommy duties in the mix, but Marisa juggles it all with equanimity. We adore the mix of brands, colors and finishes that she features, as well as covering different price points that are sure to appeal to a wide audience. Indeed, the mark of a nail polish lover! We've been so happy to have gotten to know this sweet lady who leaves us some of the best comments that brighten up our day. :)

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Hi fellow nail polish lovers!! I’m so grateful to Carmela to have this opportunity to share on her blog.  I was truly honored when she asked me. I really love reading her posts and seeing her beautiful nails ;0).

When deciding on what to come up with, I thought, maybe I should try some nail art because Carmela is pretty good at it and posts some every once in a while.  But I was kidding myself; I’m not great at nail art, so I decided to go with one of my favorite polishes, Revlon Lily.  Lily is a beautiful pastel purple from Revlon’s Top Speed line.  While the first coat is streaky, it completely levels out with the second coat.  It’s a very easy pastel to work with.

I love a mani with an accent nail, so I decided to add Elixir Lacquers Supa Sugar Bee to my ring finger and thumb.  Elixir Lacquers is a fairly new indie brand from a fellow nail blogger, Nicole from Nail Polish Wars, and Supa Sugar Bee was a polish released in the first collection.  It is such a beautiful glitter that goes really well with Lily.  


For my mani, I used Essie All in One Base, two coats of Lily, one coat of Supa Sugar Bee (ring and thumb) and Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat.

Artificial Light

Artificial Light

Sunlight

Sunlight

I was really happy with the way this manicure turned out.  It’s very simple and pretty, but the accent nails definitely grab attention.  I hope you all like it as much as I do.

Carmela, thanks again allowing me to do a guest post.  Hope you’re having fun on your vacation!!

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Marisa, don't sell yourself short! What nail art you've done has been pretty amazing (those little red hearts are a favourite!) and we're more than happy to have you over. This color is right up our alley and truly spring appropriate. I must have Carmela get some of those Elixir Lacquers! The sparkly accent nails are my personal favorite, but can you blame this hamster? It looks wonderfully delicate yet fun, all at once. This is but a taste of what Polish Obsession has to offer, so in the spirit of "Simon Says", Hammie says stop by and show Marisa some love. (Oh, you know you have to do it. Wouldn't you want to?)

10 comments:

  1. I love this Marisa, stunning combination!

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  2. Thanks so much Esther!

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  3. I love this combo and the colour suits you, I love accent nails too :D

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  4. Thanks Joanne!!

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  5. I'm so loving this mani, and the accent nails!

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  6. Thanks Ina!!

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  7. Great shade and post. The lilac looks so pretty with the glitter :)

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  8. I like it.

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