Friday, March 26, 2010

Spotlight On: Mode Cosmetics #10521 Hook Me Up

Firstly, please read my post Introducing.... Mode Cosmetics Nail Enamel! if you have not done so already, as it contains general information about this brand of nail enamel.

Hook Me Up is part of the current Mode Cosmetics collection and is a creme cornflower blue, closer to the pictures without the bottle in them. Did you ever sit in class as a kid and paint your nails with white-out aka correction pen? That is what this nail polish reminded me of. I have to be honest here - this shade was an absolute b*#%@ to work with! It was gluggy, streaky and difficult to apply. I applied two coats, and my top coat did smooth it out somewhat. However even considering how nasty it was to apply, a drop or two of thinner and some patience gets you an absolutely FABULOUS colour, that is very loud and unique. I can't help but love it despite its flaws!

Photograph taken in artificial light

Nail art: I used Color Club's Art Club Nail Art Lacquer to create this look. Allow nail enamel to dry before applying stripper polish. Starting in one corner, paint a diagonal line across the tip of the nail first, and then colour-in to the corner with NA1 (also referred to as 05C001) White. Once that has dried, paint about two thirds of the white corner with NA18 (also referred to as 05C018) Crystal Glitter. Pretty easy!

I will be listing a bottle of this shade on OZtion for any Australian ladies interested in owning one! I will also be offering it for trade on MakeupAlley in the near future for anyone, anywhere! For ladies outside of Australia who would like to buy a bottle, please email me and I will happily list one on eBay for you. I will also be selling the Art Club Nail Art Lacquer colours used for anyone interested in replicating my nails! If you have tried these links and Hook Me Up, White or Crystal Glitter are not available on any of these sites, please email me, and I will endeavour to source them for you.

1 comment:

  1. I've just downloaded iStripper, and now I can watch the sexiest virtual strippers on my desktop.