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Monday, April 7, 2014

I'm With the Lifeguard and Born Pretty Water Decals

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I love spring and summer, not only for the warm beautiful weather and occasional thunderstorm (yes I like thunderstorms, as long as they are not severe), but it also gives me a reason to wear neon green nail polish!

I purchased I'm With the Lifeguard from China Glaze off of Amazon earlier this year and it's just been sitting in my unworn nail polish box, waiting for the perfect time to wear it. I also received some nail decals from the Born Pretty Store to review and I thought they would go great with this polish.


Let me tell you a little about I'm With the Lifeguard then we'll get into the mani. This polish was a weird one for me, like most neons it has a matte finish, but I don't feel that it's completely matte. Maybe it's the micro shimmer in it, but to me it still seems to have a little sheen. The formula on it was just okay for me, since it is a neon you have to work a little faster with it, or else it's gonna start to dry and when you swipe the brush across it, it's gonna drag the polish around that is already on your nail.

Now for the mani details, I started out with a coat of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, so that the green would pop. After that was dry I applied two thin coats of IWTL and waited for those to dry. Then I applied my decals.

The decals that I got are so cute, zebra stripes and pink bows that look a little like Hello Kitty's bow. These were super easy to work with, I cut out the decals I wanted to use then, one at a time I used tweezers to dunk them in water for about 15-20 seconds. I slid them off the paper and used the tweezers to help place them on my nails, then used a paper towel to soak up the excess water. Super Easy! For $2.03 you get one sheet that has 20 decals of different sizes. Last thing I did was added a shiny topcoat.


Now I did notice after applying my second coat of IWTL I started to get some bubbles in the polish, and I thought oh no this is going to turn out horrible. I kept with it though and after I applied my topcoat none of the bubbles or other little imperfections were really noticeable anymore. Really love the way it came out in the end :)




I'm With the Lifeguard is even super bright in the shade!


I was also really shocked that my camera didn't get all wonky trying to capture this neon, it's actually a fairly accurate take on it.

Tomorrow I'll be back with one of the Sally Girl 2013 March Ice Cream Collection polishes!


11 comments:

  1. I love how this turned out!!!

    Also, randomly, I painted my toe nails with this exact color yesterday. :)

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    1. Thanks Emily! Great minds think alike ;) I think this is a polish that will get quite a bit of use this summer, such a fun color!

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  2. Love it!!! hehehe Lifeguard is one of my favorite neon greens. ^_^

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    1. Thanks!! It's amazing LOL, so glad I took the plunge and decided to get it :)

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  3. I love the combo of neon green and zebra stripes! Very summery.

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  4. So cute! The decals are awesome!

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    1. Thanks Jasmine. The decals are such an easy way to spice up a mani :)

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  5. These two do look amazing together! I love neon colors :)

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