Dark and beautiful, Nvr Enuff Winter Solstice, paired with the bright and happy Baroness X Chiara. Check after the jump for up close and personal pics of these two! You could even say I got two nail art looks out of this combo!I should feel bad for showing what's not readily available, but I don't. I'd rather think of it as examples of what these brands put out, they're both worth checking out! Chiara is a LE polish that the maker, Demi, typically only makes available during a giveaway or a contest of sorts. It's a bubblegum pink holo that's filled with glass and metallic flakes.
The macro and the bottle shot give a better idea of what's in there.
I put 2 coats of Chiara and a glossy top coat.
I really like that NEP Winter Solstice still reads as a navy color, and not black. It is pretty dark, but it's filled with holo and flakies. I am definitely going to swatch it on it's own soon, so wait just a little more :)
The shot of these two together may be my favorite out of all the pics I took. I just can't event...these are meant to be together! I hope the makers behind these plan a collaboration duo!!
And a close up! This is 2 coats of Winter Solstice. This polish was a gift with purchase during Small Business Saturday last year.
Doesn't it look like a beautiful night sky? Just waiting for a galaxy to explode on that canvas.
This is how I first saw them next to each other. One of the benefits of swatch sticks is putting colors side by side and getting inspired to use them.
For the first part, I used some chevron vinyls from Whatsupnails. Initially I was planning chevrons and roses, but the roses were a big fail, so..yeah, had to improvise!
I ended up using a navy stamping polish (MdU) and this compass rose from Uber Chic plate 2-03.
A little funny side story about this plate - Uber Chic sells a lot of collections in sets of 3, I really really wanted plate 2-02 and justified buying the collection with a promise to myself that I will follow through and sell the other plates, 01 and 03. While searching for some nautical imagery, anchors and what not, I was disappointing in my plates, and then I showed this one to my husband and said I really want to use the compass rose but I can't because this plate is meant to be sold. Husband analyzed the plate, booped me on the head and said it's stupid to sell it - there's quite a few images he likes on it and I'm going to have to keep it. Yay, problem solved!! :D
I got lucky with catching a bit of full on sunshine. The days are getting longer, it's kind of still light when I get home from work so I'm getting optimistic about outdoor photography again!
I hope you enjoyed! This was really fun to put together and wear.