Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Gel look frosty half moon mani

Good afternoon everyone :)
I came up with the idea for this manicure on a whim after I swatched the Tina Rose glitter polish and really wanted to do something with it. I took this one slightly blurry on purpose to show the sparkle. It is so hot now, and I thought I'd make a cool look to help beat the heat ;)
The main color is Tina Rose #316. This is a great glitter polish! It is almost as good as the SUPER sparkly/holographic one that I got back in Japan in 2009 (which is currently missing :( I really need to find it, I would LOVE to swatch it and do a comparison with this one!)
It has both big and fine glitter mixed in, and though not as good as the one I mentioned above I would definitely say this one is the runner up. They also have a gold version of this.. I may go and get it..
.Tina Rose #316 Swatch

The white is New York Color French white tip. I used silver bullion to line the half moon circles, and I covered it with several layers of Coffret D'or gel look topcoat. I found a MUCH better gel topcoat (much better gel look with MANY less coats, even only one is good!) which I will swatch and compare to this one later.
Gel look frosty half moon mani

Gel look frosty half moon mani, a photo by KitaRei on Flickr.

What do you think? :)


  1. Renee I absolutely love this! You have iphone, righ? When taking photos, just use the macro feature when taking a close up of your nails. (it's usually a tulip icon) The pics will come out SO much clearer. Dying to see the mani so I can try it myself! xo

  2. where do you get that awesome top coat?