NOTD | Skinfood Nail Vita in GR901 Grey Rum + Inm Northern Lights Hologram Top Coat in Silver

July 14, 2009
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Although I’m partial to blacks with complex shimmer on the nails (think OPI Black Onyx + OPI My Private Jet), I recently modified this look by going grey and a little softer.

I first applied Skinfood Grey Rum, whose name aptly reflects the purple that is swirled into the deep slate lacquer.

This almost-metallic trendy blue-grey goes on smoothly and has surprising depth of colour for a S$5.50 polish. It also has a beautiful sheen and a hint of well-dispersed shimmer.

I next applied Inm Northern Lights Hologram Top Coat in Silver, a multi-coloured glitter topcoat, over Grey Rum. Part of Inm’s Out the Door series, it is a suspension of fine glitter in a clear polish.

A holographic sticker on the bottle-cap instructs you to ‘shake it up!’. This is to ensure that the glitter can be easily lifted as it tends to settle at the bottom when the bottle is left standing. This feature allows you to control the amount of glitter on the nails, something that is difficult to do with more homogeneous glitter polishes.

Although the glitter is silver-based (the brand also has the topcoat in gold), it is very much multi-dimensional, hence the word ‘hologram’ in its name.

Skinfood Grey Rum + Inm Northern Lights Hologram Silver = sparkles that twinkle every which way in a sea of grey!

Posted in: inm | nails | notds | skinfood

6 Responses to NOTD | Skinfood Nail Vita in GR901 Grey Rum + Inm Northern Lights Hologram Top Coat in Silver

  1. Anonymous
    July 15, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Where to purchase the Inm Northern Lights Hologram Silver?
    Thank U

    Serene

  2. makeupmag
    July 15, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Hi Serene,

    It was a gift from an overseas friend. I don't know where you can find it in Singapore. You could try asking the nail salons although I think your best bet is probably online (eBay?).

  3. Anonymous
    July 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    oh.. thats sad… thanks much for replying though. the skinfood is from SG?

    Serene

  4. makeupmag
    July 18, 2009 at 12:11 am

    You're welcome, Serene. :) Yes, the Skinfood is still available locally.

  5. Nagelforlangning
    November 20, 2009 at 5:31 am

    I always seem to have a hard time on deciding which nail design to use, sometimes it can take me hours to decide. I usually try changing my nail designs at least twice a month.

    • makeupmag
      November 24, 2009 at 11:31 am

      Hi Nagelforlangning,

      I suppose part of the fun is in the decision-making. :)

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