Dandy Nails – Highest Ground

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Yesterday my youngest nephew had his Baptism and my family and I spent the day together in good company, high spirits and full tummies.ย  When I got home in the evening it dawned on me that the year 2012 is coming to an end today, and that we will be welcoming 2013 tonight!!!

As my last post of 2012 I would like to show you my swatches, and review, of Dandy Nails Highest Ground:

Dandy Nails Highest Ground is described as a “delicate aqua glitter and shimmer suspended in a sky blue base”:

(three coats)

I really like how the turquoise macro glitter bits add so much interest to this metallic/pearl finish baby-blue polish.ย  Highest Ground is soft and ethereal, without being boring.ย  I can see myself turning to it for accent nail options in the future for sure!

While I did use three coats for this look, each coat applied smoothly; no clumps, no problems.

I really wanted to pair this shade with some black, just to take this ‘soft’ look and make it just a little bit edgier ๐Ÿ˜‰

I used a regular black polish and the saran-wrap technique.ย  When both shades were dry, I applied one thin coat of Matte polish.

For the accent nail I used one coat of Cult Nails Nevermore, and a square baby-blue stud from DollarNailArt.com.

Dandy Nails lacquers can be purchased by US residents on Etsy for $8.00 / bottle.

For international sales, Dandy Nails is distributed by Ninja Polish (a new shipment is expected this week) at $9.50/bottle.

(I have a few other GORGEOUS Dandy Nails shades to show you in the upcoming year! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

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I would like to wish all of you a very very safe and happy NEW YEAR!


ย * * product sent for review consideration * *
  • Rob Goddard

    shared with my Pinterest audience, Robbie G:)

    • Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sonal

    you made the blue so interesting! happy new year to u & ur family too!

    • Thank you! The blue is quite enchanting; more so IRL than in my photos ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Christine Steiner

    So stunning!!! The pale blue looks awesome on you and you morphed it into a mani that truly rocks!!!

    • Thank you! I’m so glad you like this manicure ๐Ÿ˜€ *hugs*

  • Lou is Perfectly Polished

    I love this saran wrap technique. Edgy but still beautiful. Happy new year to you and your family ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • Thank you Very much ๐Ÿ˜€
      happy new year to you as well ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Thanks hope you have a happy new year too. Our dog died this morning, such a sad way to end the year off. Lovely colour though, I REALLY love the colour โ™ฅ

    • Oh Lynette, I’m so sorry to hear your sad news. I know that pets become members of the family and that is a really difficult thing to go through. My condolences.

  • I love the final touch of the blue stud. I have been planning to try out the saran wrap method for the first time later this week. I hope mine turns out as pretty as yours.

  • Great combo, this really looks like a marble!

    • ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ I keep forgetting how fun the saran-wrap technique can be…