Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Polish Days: The Number 5

Hello my lovelies! It's Polish Days time again and the theme for this month is The Number 5. I will tell you from the start that this number has no meaning for me. There's no 5 in my birth date or in my house number, the only connection I can find with it is the fact that I'm currently 25 years old. But that doesn't mean much cause it will change again in December. So I didn't know what to do for this month's theme, but I really wanted to participate as usual. At the risk of doing something totally unoriginal, I chose Cinco de Mayo as an inspiration for my manicure. It's a little more than I would normally wear on my nails, but this holiday is all about color so everything is accepted. 



Another connection with the number 5 is the fact that I used the 5th nail polish in my spreadsheet as a base for this manicure. If you wanna see my stash spreadsheet you can click here and you will see that Eyeko Coral is number 5. I haven't swatched this polish on my blog and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so. I hope none of you will mind if I show you a polish that is discontinued (Eyeko stopped making polishes a long time ago) and can still admire its beauty. 

Eyeko Coral in the sun
This polish is a hot coral creme that obviously looks more orange on me because of my very cool toned skin. I don't wear colors like this often, but I do like them from time to time, especially in the summer. The formula is amazing with this polish. It really makes me sad that Eyeko stopped making these. It's very pigmented and I almost got away with one coat, but I added another one because there was still some visible nail line. I would like to add that this is similar to Essie Ole Caliente, even though this one has better pigmentation. The Eyeko is a tad more pink and less bright compared to the Essie. I prefer this one, but since it's discontinued and I don't have any backups, I'm happy to own the Essie as well. 

Eyeko Coral in the sun
To create the Cinco de Mayo look, I combined the color with some green. White would have been necessary to complete the Mexican flag but it didn't really fit into my design so I left it like that. I used some green striping tape and green square rhinestones to complete the look. It's certainly not a conventional manicure but I still like it. 


Thank you for stopping by! I'm sure the other participants have come up with something way better for today's theme, so make sure you click on the links below to check out their posts! 





16 comments:

  1. yayyy cinco de mayo! :-) lovely!


    Ariel
    [Lacquer: The Best Medicine!]

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  2. This is a really elegant way to do crazy brights, i love it!

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  3. These are really beautiful! You made me curious as to what the fifth polish on my spreadsheet was, so I had to go look. It's Avon Lucky Penny! ^_^

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  4. lovely mani - and that coral/orange polish is beautiful!

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  5. A Lacquered AffairMay 8, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    I agree, it looks lovely as it is without a white. And what a stunning coral! I normally freak out to see such a shade on my own nails, but love seeing it on others and in photos. It's so much more interesting because it's not conventional ;)

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  6. I have a few Eyekos too, so sad they no longer make them too! Why?!! *sad face* Absolutely beautiful mani hun!

    Aysh xox

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  7. Thank you! You are right, it's quite elegant. Thanks for pointing that out cause I hadn't realized it. I have to redo the design in a different color scheme now.

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  8. I don't like it on me either. But the color is so beautiful that I completely ignore the way it looks with my skin tone.

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  9. I'm so bummed about that too. I was a fan of their polishes before they stopped making them. Thank you so much!

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