Among some my very first followers, behind some the very first encouraring comments I received when I started blogging, there was Eugenia. We started blogging around the same period and I've always scrupulously followed her blog ever since; beyond her love for polish there's a deep love for English litterature and radiating kindness.
When Sam asked if I would be interested in contributing to her guest blogger series, I was so pleased ...then I got nervous! What could I possibly show, that would do her amazing work justice?! I instead decided to step out of my comfort zone, which is usually straight up nail lacquer painting, and prepared a jazzed up version of a look. In honour of Sam having reached this incredible milestone, I wanted something celebratory to mark the event, but since there's no "Happy 2 million page views" nail varnish out there, I chose the next best thing: 'Happy Birthday' from Deborah Lippmann.
After prepping my nails with Deborah's Rehydrating Base Coat, I then applied 2 coats of 'Billionaire' (not an impossible goal for Sam, by the way!) - a blackened green jelly hue. Over that I then added 2 coats of 'Happy Birthday' - a multi coloured, multi-sized glitter party in a bottle, but only to the top third of the nail from the cuticle line. A final coat of 'Call Me Irresponsible' - a vivid true purple jelly shade, was layered over this combination, and instantly transformed the original base shade, turning this into a unique glitter sandwich. Lastly, and in honour of Sam's preference for this finish, I took the entire deal one last step further by adding a mattifying top coat, which not only served to emphasize each individual glitter piece, but added a ridiculously buttery smooth overall feeling to it. My final verdict? I loved it so much that I wore this look for 3 days straight - an unheard of event for me!
I want to thank Sam once more for including me in her celebrations and for the record, I want to say that I feel rather proprietary over her, as I was there when she began her incredibly talented blog work, having been one of the first to ever leave her a comment on her very first post! You've come a long way since then, and while your debut was awesome, you've continued to set that bar so high that we all aspire to! Here's to many more wonderful swatches from you! (PS: you should also seriously consider marketing your delicious frankens so we can all enjoy them!).
WOW your mani is seriously amazing Eugenia! I absolutely love how you completely changed the look by layering the purple jelly and matte topcoat. I'm so honored that you shared it with us (and wore it for 3 days ^_^)
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