I can't believe it is the end of November already. That means Christmas time is just around the corner and still I haven't even thought about presents and stuff. Yesterday I finished decorations in our appartment but still I am not in the right mood for the upcoming holidays.
Anyway, I'm still focusing on Fall nail polishes and today I have another favorite of mine. It is Stone Cold from Orly's Mineral FX collection 2011. Actually I like all the shades from that collection but this one stands out for me because it is such a vibrant sparkly blue.
This was three coats of Stone Cold but if you do thicker coats I think you could get away with two so coverage is pretty good. Application was a dream - neither thin nor think and so easy to control, I hardly had any clean up to do around my cuticles! And isn't this color just gorgeous?! I am in love with that blue! And at certain angles it slightly flashes turquoise. I heard some people had issues with stainings after removal but after taking it off I couldn't see any blue stains on my nails. Maybe because I used a rather thick coat of base coat?!
As a base coat I used P2 Total Repair which is meant to be a treatment after removal of artificial nails but I like to use it as a treatment and base coat. As a top coat I applied the Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer which works well as a regular top coat.
I am sorry for this huge amount of photos in this post but IMHO this polish is so pretty I couldn't break it down to only one or two pictures :)
The polishes from the Mineral FX collection are a bit more expensive than the usual Orlys. I got mine in a custom purchase from a MUA member and she got those at Sally Beauty for $9 per 18ml bottle. You can also get them at Ulta and several e-tailers such as Transdesign.com.
I hope you enjoyed this polish! Or do you prefer the classic darker vampy shades for Fall? I personally like to lighten up the gloomy days with some brighter color like this one.
Have a great Monday and thanks for reading,