Thursday, July 18, 2013

Polish Addict Nail Color Fireflies

This last weekend/start of the week my husband, son, in-laws & I all went camping at the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.  Now when I say camping I'm not talking about being in a camper or cabin--we drive about 8 1/2 hours north (not including stops for gas & to eat & whatnot), unload 3 canoes & fill them with our supplies, canoe for about an hour over two lakes, portage for another hour or so (less for me since I only take one trip while the guys take 2-3), pack all of our gear back into the canoes & go for another 20 minutes or so until we're at camp--then we need to unpack the canoes & set up tents.  This is my fourth year going & it is truly beautiful up there, but I can't swim so being on the water makes me a bit nervous (I'm getting more used to it).  While we were there we decided to go to the farthest end of the lake we camp on (East Pike Lake) which took a few hours.  So lots of fishing, canoeing, & some rain, but it really was a wonderful time & I wish we would have stayed longer.

For the trip I decided I wanted to wear Polish Addict Nail Color Fireflies since I wouldn't be changing my polish & Fireflies obviously makes sense as a camping mani.  I forgot/didn't have time to take a picture when my mani was fresh, but even at a week old, using my crappy point & shoot camera & under all the conditions it went through I don't think it looks bad (a little bit of growth & some tip wear):
I started off with a basecoat, one coat of Sinful Colors Unicorn so it was easier to build the color up & the two coats of Fireflies.  Fireflies is a very pretty pale yellow based polish with small matte orange bar glitter, small neon yellow hex glitter, shards of blue glitter & pink & purple butterfly glitters.  The butterfly glitters cam out pretty easily, but I did place them on my nails (I got 12 out total & I didn't have to fish for any of them).  I topped everything with a coat of Diamond Dry & let it dry for a few minutes before adding a thin coat of China Glaze Ghoulish Glow & then a coat of Seche Vite.  These nails were (& still are since I haven't taken them off yet) very cute while camping & even though I added the glow in the dark polish over everything I could still see the glitters underneath.

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