Lit from Within: Gold Softens The Bad Things...
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gold Softens The Bad Things...

Hello, Fireflies!

Have you ever needed a 'palate cleanser' manicure?  When you've been wearing a lot of color lately, and you just want something soft and neutral and pretty?

What's softer than a polish called Softening The Bad Things?  This polish made by Lucky 13 Lacquer is a lovely pale blue with gold glitters, and was made in support of dealing with depression. 

Softening The Bad Things by Lucky 13 Lacquer

I paired it with accent nails done in OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby.  I thought the satin finish also felt soft and neutral.  I added some scrolls with a gold glitter nail striper, too.

accent nails done in OPI Love.Music.Angel.Baby

Glitter needs a topcoat, right? I think I prefer the OPI with the satin finish as opposed to glossy, but it doesn't make a huge difference.


Bottle shot:   Lucky 13 Lacquer Softening The Bad Things, OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby, and a gold glitter striper.

Bottle shot:   Lucky 13 Lacquer Softening The Bad Things, OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby, and a gold glitter striper.

When you need a change of pace, do you opt for a soft, neutral mani, or do you go for a bright color?  I found this combo to be just the soothing thing I needed!


42 comments:

  1. When I want a change, I usually go for something soft. This is so pretty! Love the combination of colors you used here :)

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  2. I love a nice, soft neutral palette cleanser, from time to time. your's is beautiful and soothing. :)

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    1. It's not something I go for very often, but I needed something soothing!

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    1. thanks! I was trying for a gold that would pull out the glitter in Softening The Bad Things.

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    1. It's quickly become one of my faves. I have so many untrieds, I rarely re-use a polish multiple times, but this one I keep coming back to!

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  5. Love this soft blue and the light and subtle design you use. Gorgeous!

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  6. It's a really lovely palate cleanser manicure - very soothing :)

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    1. I'm loving the Chanel showcase on your blog - that's very exciting!

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  7. I am really liking these nails - super pretty. When I want a change, I usually go dark... like a burgundy or deep green/blue that's almost black. For the most part, I use neutral or soft shades normally (unless I'm rocking out glitter). This however, is gorgeous - love your palate cleanser :)

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    1. Funny how we both go for a change, but we're the opposites! lol. I also love dark burgundy and deep teal. Some of my faves!

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  8. Love this manicure, you found the perfect balance of metallic and glitter crelly.

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    1. wow, thanks for the thoughtful compliment! :) I'm rarely balanced in anything! lol

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  9. I love this look! I totally agree on needing a palate cleanser now and then!! I'm on day 2 with a nude polish and it's refreshing. The more I see it, the more I think I need that OPI.

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    1. I know what you mean - I keep seeing these neutrals from OPI and Zoya, and I didn't think I needed them... but now I may have to get a couple!

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  10. Looks great! You always have such creative nail art :)

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    1. That's so nice of you to say! Thank you.

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  11. I like that satin finish. I've always done glossy but that would be a nice change.

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    1. As much as I like matte and texture, I think that this satin may beat all finishes. It's so unique!

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  12. So pretty. I love gold and light blue together.

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    1. You see it too? After I was done, I realized that my scrolls looked like letters. Totally unintended. Maybe subliminal? I have no idea!! LOL

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    1. I don't normally think of gold and glitter as soothing, but this is different!

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    1. Its really versatile - work appropriate, and good with nail art!

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  16. ohhh...that's super cute! I love the gold...

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    1. thanks! The gold is definitely a winner!

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  17. I love the gold swirlies! It's magical!

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  18. Definitely a great palette cleanser and I love it!

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    1. Thanks! It's exactly what I needed right then. :)

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