Tuesday, August 28, 2012

L'Oreal Stroke of Midnight + NARS Storm Bird

Morning.  I had a rough night's sleep right off a four day weekend, and get to be at work in an hour and fifteen.  Saweet, man.  I'm kind of stoked about my nails today, though.  I'm on the letter X of Gosia's ABC challenge.  I'm one of the last to do this letter, and it's been fun seeing how creative the other participants have gotten in making X work.  I don't think there's a commercial polish out there whose name actually starts with that letter.  
I chose L'Oreal Stroke of Midnight, a perfectly viable X polish because the Roman numerals for 12 are xx, of course.  I decided to pair it with my favorite polish for fall so far, NARS Storm Bird.   
I love grey.  It makes the prettiest, coziest looking clothes and looks exciting but subtle on nails.  And grey kitties are some of the most adorable. ;) Grey makes me happy.  Stroke of Midnight's on my index and middle, Storm Bird's on my ring and pinkie.




Stroke of Midnight is a steely blue grey metallic with microscopic, multicolored shimmer.  L'Oreals apply like a dream but their formulas are usually on the thin side.  You could get away with two coats of this one, but three really richens it up.  It reminds me of New Year's Eve in Times Square, dark, cold, and clear, illuminated by the shimmery disco ball.  I think the two different textured greys next to each other just look neat.  Here's what I had to say about Storm Bird, in case you're interested. 

Alright, off to work.  Thanks for reading. <3

14 comments:

  1. oooh creative!!! I'm still not sold on grey polish. I have some in my stash and I guess I'll have to wear it one day (just to try it!) so hopefully I'll start liking it!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, I love my demure little neutrals, so there you have it. ;) Try yours with a light pink holo, I bet that'd be gorgie!

      Delete
  2. These are both really pretty! I always love a great grey!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Both are beautiful grays and they look stunning on you! Although I thought the roman numerals for 12 is XII? You still got your X, though. :-)

    ~ Yun

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Darn, you're right! XX is 20. I might be better at painting my nails than at basic math.

      Delete
  4. These are pretty together. I didn't even notice the XX snafu until I got to the comments. Lol

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well played....;) I love grey so keep on posting them so I have pretty grey polish to look at:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ;D Grey is my new OPI Ballet collection. ;)

      Delete
  6. I love greys!! I need Storm Bird!!! Looks so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Storm Bird's great! You should totally get it. :)

      Delete

Please be respectful and refrain from using profanity or including links in your comments. Posts containing either will be deleted. If you have a blog you'd like me to check out, shoot me a message and your link by using my Contact Me form.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...