Thursday, May 1, 2014

Racing into Our Hearts

Hey Everyone!!! Well, this was supposed to be posted yesterday however I didn't get it up in time. I wanted to get it up for the last day of National Greyhound Adoption Month, otherwise known as April. Since these dogs are amazing and gorgeous and they need to be adopted year around I don't feel the least bit bad about not making this post in April. As I blab about quite often I volunteer most weekends at the adoption kennel C works at for retired greyhounds. I also have one and will adopt more when the time comes that I can actually adopt more animals. I love them and was super excited when I saw a facebook post about this polish.

I have never tried Spellbound Nails polish before though I do believe I have heard of the brand. I am always worried about trying Indie brands that I don't know a lot about but this one is not only a greyhound polish but also a charity polish. A donation for every bottle of Racing into Our Hearts is donated to a greyhound adoption group called Allies for Greyhounds. That pretty much sealed the deal and made me purchase the polish. I know firsthand how adoption groups struggle and how meaningful donations are and lets face it, I will pretty much buy anything animal related. 

Racing into Our Hearts is a gorgeous butterscotch holo polish with dark flakies. It is holo and a greyhound polish which sold me instantly! I absolutely love the little heart sticker on the handle. Super cute added touch that made me smile. 

I had forgotten t o take a picture of the bottle so I had to take them really quickly this morning. This is in my dining room under the light next to the glass sliding door. You can see some holo in there even though the lighting wasn't strong.

I am not sure if all the labels are hand written but this one is. 

Now before I show you the mani I have to show you a brindle greyhound! This polish was inspired by the brindle coloring of a greyhound. I was a little skeptical of how close the coloring was when I received the package because I was in my car and not around a brindle greyhound. Our Charlie who is not a greyhound is brindle but he is more of a red brindle so when I put it next to him I didn't see the resemblance.

This is Paul. He is a very sweet boy who allowed me to use him as a model for this post. I love how he is sticking his tongue out in this picture.

He is such a patient boy. I was trying to get a picture with his face but he kept turning away. He was pretty much over the paparazzi since it was taking away from hug time.

I got a great picture with his coat and let me tell you it matched perfectly!! I was quite impressed when I got my polish right up next to a brindle grey. Quite impressed. I wouldn't mind a little bit more flakies but other than that the polish is awesome.

I added a waterslide decal I made with a random greyhound picture to my ring fingers for accents. The print is a little light for such a strong base but it was subtle and I loved that the greyhound looks brindle now. 

I used three coats for this mani. The first time I used the polish it was a little on the thick side so I used some thinner. It was the perfect consistency when I did this manner. I like polish on the thinner side personally. The application was great.

Sorry about the black on my pinkie. I was working on my swatch book for my stamping plates and didn't even notice the black until I went to take the pictures.

I love how pretty this shade is. Sometimes it leaned a little more gold but I believe that was due to lighting.

I would definitely buy more polishes from Spellbound Nails. This one was quite lovely and I do love that she does a charity polish and donates to a good cause.

I was only able to get one picture in the sun and it doesn't show off the holo nearly enough. The sun did not want to play yesterday afternoon so I was stuck with overcast sky lighting.

That's all for now :)

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