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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lynnderella Nosegay (kind of a fail)

Pictures taken outdoors in natural sunlight:

I received my package of Lynnderella's new collection, Lovely is as Lovely Does, yesterday. You should be able to purchase them here in the near future:
Today's manicure is Lynnderella Nosegay over Hard Candy Just Nails Splendid.
Nosegay is a sheer milky base with purple and lavender small glitters, square glitter, and hex, some iridescent glitter, and blue-purple shimmer.

I first tried this polish layered over Sephora by OPI Taxi Cab. Taxi Cab is a sheer yellow shimmer and the results were abysmal. I didn't consider that Nosegay is not a clear base, but a milky one and the combo of sheer yellow and milky lavender was vomit-inducing. Not that this result is amazing, but it's much better. I'm sticking with this because I have decided to try doing the new collection of lynnderella varnishes over complementary bases. I usually do mostly tonal bases, but after seeing cilucia's amazing swatches (which I doubt I could equal) I decided to take a different approach.
This manicure is one coat CND Stickey bc, two-three coats of Splendid (not the best coverage, so some nails got another coat), ONE coat of Nosegay (any more makes the contrasting base coat look weird and milky), and one coat of Seche Vite.


  1. I know it sounds almost blasphemous to fanken with a Lynderella, but maybe you could decant some and thin the base out with some clear so it wouldn't be so milky?

  2. Ooooh for a second I thought you were saying Nosegay was a fail... I was anticipating the FIRST bad review of a Lynnderella EVER! lol
    And I think it is most definitely blasphemous to franken with a Lynn.. tisk tisk... lol Unless you do a very small mix, only a few drops? Nah, that is still blasphemy!

  3. Um...I actually like how this combo looks...but maybe in person the milkiness is more pronounced? I wonder how this would look over a sagey green?!

  4. :D cool idea to do complementary bases!