Friday, April 27, 2012
Haze Glaze Frozen Ube
I've falling terribly behind on my posts... Working a full-time job and still manage to fulfill my motherly duties has proved difficult in keeping up with my blog. Short on time, I decided instead of removing my previous mani of OPI Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI? I would try to make it last a couple days longer by layering a glittery top coat over it.
As of late, I've falling into a mad obsession for indie concoctions. It's the latest rage in the nail polish community; I tried to avoid it, but I couldn't resist after seeing beautiful swatches posted over and over again everywhere on the internet. I had to give this a try! A great reason to reach for one of my newly acquired Haze Glaze Frozen Ube.
In case you didn't know, "ube" is the Filipino word for purple yam. Have you ever seen a purple yam? On the outside, it's not much to look at. Once opened, a gorgeous purple color is revealed. I have to tell you the just-slightly dusty purple jelly base you see in the bottle pic above, is very well represented of the purple yam "ube" purple. Hazel gave her creation the perfect name!
Here is Frozen Ube layered over OPI Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI?... Frozen Ube is a shimmering purple jelly filled with varying sizes and shapes of glitter of blue, silver and purple.
The combination of the 2 nail polishes worked out better than I expected. I didn't realize how similar in the purple base they were, with Frozen Ube being a bit more vibrant.
Overall, good formula. I'm usually a bit challenged when it comes to applying chunky glitter nail polish, so I was not expecting for perfect application. I did my usual thing of dotting first, then spread it out method. The larger hex glitters needed a bit of digging out from the bottle.
Glitter tend to settle down on the bottom, so before application, I would advise that you set the bottle upside down for 5 minutes or so before use. I can't tell if there are any steel beads in there... I don't think so, but I'm not for certain. I may drop a couple in there next time to see if that helps stir up the glitter.
I loved this mani. I'm actually a little sad that my pictures didn't capture the real beauty of Frozen Ube. It's even more beautiful in person. What I love even more is that this mani wore so well; I kept it on for another 3 days. Trust me. that is a long time for me.
You can find Haze Glaze over at Etsy.