Sunday, February 2, 2014

Colores de Carol - 1912 and #hiveminduntrieds!

I was talking with Rei, one of my all time fave nailbabes, about how unmotivated I've been feeling towards my nails since chopping them to nubs, and she suggested doing a month of untrieds to challenge ourselves and get some use out of those brand new polishes in our respective collections gathering dust. So, this is my first post February's month of untrieds! We'd love it if you joined in, and posted your untried polishes on Instagram with the hashtag #hiveminduntrieds (so named due to mine and Rei's tendency to share thoughts on a regular basis). Keep an eye on Rei's Instagram or mine as we will be posting details shortly on how you can win a fabulous polish prize for sharing your untrieds this month (and check out her blog, too!)

I kicked off my month of untrieds with a recent purchase, 1912 by Colores de Carol. I had been lusting over her Love's Maiden Voyage collection inspired by the movie Titanic, so I took advantage of a flash sale and picked a few up...which have since sat on my desk unused. Thank goodness for untried challenges!

1912 is a soft grey crelly with scattered silver holo microglitters. Photos show three thin coats with top coat.

Application of this polish was flawless, and I probably could have gotten away with two coats, but the third just made the color more rich and added some more sparkle.

Technically, I'm knocking out TWO untrieds with this post! I picked up the new Sally Hansen matte top coat a few weeks ago, but hadn't tried it yet. I like the finish, and I didn't get any of the white spots that have started appearing when I use my OPI matte top coat.

And a macro shot for your troubles! Love those glitters. The full Love's Maiden Voyage collection is available from Colores de Carol, and you will probably see my other selections popping up in the near future. Also, be sure to check out Rei's blog to see her first #hiveminduntrieds post!


  1. Looks so pretty on you! Can't wait to see your next swatches.

    1. Thank you so much! I'm eager to swatch the others as well.

  2. Oooooo that's NICE. Love the sparkle in that. And I'm always looking for another good cheap matte top coat. I wish I could wear gray like you without lobster hands... sigh. Living through your swatch.