Hi guys! Before I show you manicure pictures, I want to talk to you about something. About a CAUSE.
Nails by Laura worked in conjunction with a friend of ours to create a custom glitter nail polish blend. She released 100 bottles of that final color, called Dani-Mite, and announced that 1/2 the proceeds from this nail polish would go to a charity of Danielle's choice.
Currently, she still has EIGHT BOTTLES of Dani-Mite left! Please help me help her sell the remaining polishes!! It's a beautiful polish but it's for an even more beautiful cause.
I'm going to copy/paste below Laura's description and explanation of Dani-Mite :)
"I was recently approached by a member of a group I'm in to help her create a polish that we could sell to benefit the charity of her choice, The National Brain Tumor Society. Danielle herself has had a double diagnosis of a brain tumor, and as it is, this is a Cause close to me for personal (and probably obvious) reasons. So when Danielle approached our group with this request, I had to jump on it.
"Dani-mite" is named for Danielle, who brought this all to be in the first place. It's made up of satin turquoise, satin lime, and regular shiny orange hexes in a fine, holographic glitter base. As you can see from the swatch, it CAN be opaque with about 3-4 coats, but I do personally encourage it as a top coat, if only for easier application.
THERE WILL ONLY BE 100 MADE EVER. They will be labeled as such (1/100, 2/100, 3/100,etc). I WILL NOT make any more after that. You will not see this become part of my regular line. When the 100 sell, they're gone. So grab 'em for a good cause! "
Let me tell you, satin glitter is the shit. There was this beautiful pale lime green glitter in this mix and that just made my day. My nails looked SO gorgeous that I wore this manicure for a straight seven days. I haven't done that since last year!!!
|This is ONE coat over OPI DS Sapphire. My ring finger has an |
additional gold glitter polish on it, so please ignore that! It's a random
glitter I was going to wear before I decided to wear Dani-Mite instead.
|It really GLOWED in the sunlight! I took this in the morning and my |
camera was freaking out by the glitters. See how nearly translucent
the green glitters look? They looked AMAZING against the bright blue glitter.
|This picture really showcases how holographic|
OPI DS Sapphire is underneath! It was an amazing combination.
One that I'm pushing on my non-obsessed friends for sure!
|The sparkle. I can't even.|
Thank you so much Laura, for creating this polish and contributing to a cause that means a lot to Danielle and yourself, as well as everybody else who has been impacted by this illness. I know I took a while before I posted this, but it is an amazing nail polish and I'm so thankful that you allowed 100 other people to contribute in such a unique way!!
Expect swatches of Laura's Horoscope Collection soon! I purchased the entire set as minis but haven't gotten any time to post some lovely pictures!! I've already swatched a few shades randomly as I wore them but I'll definitely go through and swatch them in the proper order asap.
The nail polish's application was flawless. The glitter has a great consistency!! It's not that sparse...as you can see, I found one non-fussy coat more than enough to complete my manicure. The glitter is not thick, goopy, etc. It lays flat. It glows and sparkles. There's no fishing. No dabbing required. Overall, this nail polish is worth your money even without the charity affiliation!!!! I had no problems with applications or removal and after one coat of my Revlon Quickdry Top Coat, the manicure was good to go! And boyyy did it last. Seven days. I'm still astonished.
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