Saturday, March 6, 2010

Here, There Be Pirates

This post is brought to you by the letter "Arrrrr". Free Emoticons Sorry, I couldn't help it! Let's just get on with the pictures, shall we?
Savina Black Pearl. 2 coats, in artificial light. Gorgeous duochrome! I would say the base is slate blue, and the shimmer flashes from bright teal to bright purple, with every shade in between.
These two were taken in full sunlight, where the slate base was most apparent, but also, no purple! It looked like a completely different polish. I noticed that in different lighting, the character of the polish shifted completely. In some light, it was solid purple, in some, solid teal. It was the neatest effect! I think this is the strongest duochrome polish I own. Love it!
And, since I can't leave even such an awesome polish alone Roll_eye Emoticons I added some stamping to it. In honor of the much-loved pirate movie franchise that includes a ship by the same name (Black Pearl), of course. As you can see, I used China Glaze Metallic Muse for stamping.
As soon as I saw this sparrow stamp, I immediately thought of the tattoo that Johnny Depp has on his forearm. Just Google 'Johnny Depp tattoo', and you should be able to find a pic of the original. Not bad, huh? Also, I really couldn't resist the cupcake and crossbones - isn't that hilarious? This mani is anything but cursed! (*ahem* Sorry. Again. But not really. LOL!)
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  1. Love it! I think duo or multichromes are my favourite finish, and the stamping is very fitting! :)

  2. Oh my gosh what plate did you use for stamping? I need it!
    Love that colour too!

  3. Want. That. Color. Now.
    I love black pearls, and I love duochromes...I have to find this one.

  4. Hi, Jenny - Thanks! Duochromes are definitely high on my favorites list, too. ☺
    Hi, Toxin - I used fauxnad plates from evilBay, M80 for the skull and M95 for the sparrow. I don't know if these numbers line up with anyone else's fauxnads, but stay tuned as I will probably do a post about these plates. ☺
    Hi, Elizabeth - Thanks! This one is AWESOME! I actually had and returned Borghese Stellare Notte, because this one is similar (better?) and half the price, at $3.97. The only place I've ever seen Savina is at Nordstrom Rack. I could be wrong, but I don't even think regular Nordstrom stores have them! Hope you can find it! ☺
    Thanks for your comments!

  5. I've never heard of that brand of polish before. I love it.
    You're funny too.

  6. Ahhhh! They just opened a Nordstrom Rack in Houston! I will have to fly over there ASAP!

    This is gorgeous!

  7. I was so excited to find this! Thanks for your great (and hilarious) review.

    I grabbed one for me and one for my upcoming giveaway. ;o)

  8. I love the cupcake and crossbones on the nail! Btw...Im having my first blog contest and am giving away lip products enter for a chance to win :)


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