Today's mani is fairly subtle and simple; I only used 2 colors for the entire design.  Metallic Light Blue by Nabi, a brand I have only found in Atlanta, GA and under $3.49.  The second color, I recently got in my April Julep box, called Janel.  My ring and pinky fingers are the accent nails for this mani; and on the right hand they are painted with Janel and on the left they are painted with Metallic Light Blue.  And for the stamping I used both of these base colors, because they are metallic I wanted to find out how well they stamp.  Most metallic polishes are great for stamping.


Here's what I used:
  • Base coat: Seche Recondition
  • Base color 1: Metallic Light Blue by Nabi
  • Base Color 2: Janel by Julep
  • Top coat 1: Seche Vite - I apply this before stamping, if I mess up Ican remove the design without removing the base color
  • Stamp colors: Metallic Light Blue and Janel
  • Top coat 2: IBD UV Top Coat cured under a 54 watt UV lamp for 2 minutes
  • IP: Dashica Beauty Shop Big SdP M


Metallic Light Blue by Nabi is a very beautiful, light teal/aqua blue.  It is a metallic polish, the formula is slightly thick, and you can  slightly see the brush strokes but it applies great...not messy at all; very little clean up.  This is the first polish I have worn by this brand and I really like it.  It is not completely opaque in 1 coat as many other metallic polishes are, but you could get away with just the 1 coat.  2 coats really make the color pop.















Janel by Julep is a total stunner!!!  I am completely surprised by how much I love this color because I am not really partial to pink nor red.  But this one is gorgeous and I'm glad I have it.  It has a subtle pink shimmer that actually does show up on the nail.  The formula is very fluid, so you have to wipe a good amount off the brush, otherwise it will get messy.  This polish is nicely opaque in 1 one coat, so that's all I applied for this mani.

Polished at All Times...By Lo'Rain