Friday, 28 May 2010

Adorned Nails: Bloom Kate


Hello, sky blue!


This is quite unfamiliar territory for me: a light shade and in the colour blue. It does take some getting used to.


Kate is the only Bloom nail polish that I have, thanks to Yi. I won a little giveaway that she held a few months ago. The prize was actually Metro Chic from Sephora by OPI but Yi was so kind to surprise me by including Kate in the package too! Thanks again, Yi!


It has a creme finish. Kate reminds me of baby blue bathroom tiles, which makes sense and yet, is also strange as I've never associated nail polish with tiles before. I did three coats here to achieve opacity. The formula didn’t allow for very easy application, I thought, but there wasn’t any evidence of it by the third coat. Silly ol’ me was a bit clumsy during photography and I managed to somehow create a little dent in the corner of the ring finger (see photo below). I should have waited longer to accommodate its slower drying time. I didn’t apply a top coat over it and it chipped slightly within the first day.

Never mind. At least my sky blue nails matches the glorious blue sky outside today. I can't complain! And I read that this powder blue shade could be the next hot polish shade from Chanel. Bloom Cosmetics has been quick to declare that they already have it!

34 comments:

London's-beauty said...

I love the nail colour! It's really pretty :) and congrats on winning it. I can't help but see that your skin is very hydrated! lol! & your camera quality is excellent

Witoxicity said...

@London's-beauty
Thanks, my dear. My skin, hydrated? Hmmm, it could do with even more hydration near the cuticles, actually. And yes, the camera's been good to me. I really let it do all the hard work for me. :D

nihrida said...

I just love the first photo. And this is a gorgeous sky blue. Perfect!

Small Town Gal said...

Oh it's a lovely fresh colour, perfect for summer. I really like it.

Dina (XYYan) said...

Lovely shade! First time seeing shade that vibrant from you :D

Lisa Drives A Van said...

thats gorgeous! im looking for a colour like that at the moment! xx

lavender said...

I love this color, looks nice on your nails. Lovely shots too.

KONADomania said...

Looks great on you!

Rebecca said...

I find this colour really calming. A nice one for warm spring days.

Skulda said...

This is so beautiful. Your photos are just excellent.

Get Gawjus! said...

such a vibrant color! gorgeous

Yuvna said...

Beautiful color...I love it:)

Yi said...

Ohhh darling, it looks super fab on your nail:)

The Beautifier said...

I really love the contrast of blue denim with the sky blue colour! This colour would go prefect with a denim outfit :)
Congrats on winning it xoxo

Mademoiselle C. said...

I love you pics !
... and the color :)

Cynthia Z said...

Gorgeous! First time I'm seeing that shade of blue nail polish. I love the pic with denim... ur so creative in photography!

♥xx♥

Palak said...

Such a pretty blue !It suits you girl :)
Btw new follower here.. you have a great blog :)

Witoxicity said...

@nihrida
Thank you! :)

@Small Town Gal
Yeah, bring on summer! :)

@Dina
I know. I'm usually into the dark and broody shades, aren't I? :D

@Lisa Drives A Van
I'm sure you will be able to find something like this in the UK, if not from Bloom, then from other brands available there. :)

@Lavender
Thank you! I'm pleased you like this one. :D

@KONADomania
Thanks! :)

@Rebecca
Yes, this is certainly a very soothing colour for these increasingly warmer days. :)

@Skulda
Thank you! You're very kind to say that. :)

@Get Gawjus!
Quite a look-at-me colour, this. :D

@Yuvna
Thank you! :)

@Yi
Aww, thanks! And thank you so much for sending it to me, my dear. :)

@The Beautifier
Thanks! When I see nails with this colour, I'm thinking a denim skirt, a tank top and flip-flops. Heh heh! :)

@Mademoiselle C.
Thank you very much. :)

@Cynthia
Thank you, Cynthia! Well, I was just having some fun with the photography. :D

@Palak
Hi! Thanks for dropping by! And thank you for your kind words. :)

Amandita said...

Wow how pretty =)

Jennnn said...

That's a really nice color on you! I remember having that nail color back when I was younger, and now that I look back on it, I couldn't pull it off :P

Witoxicity said...

@Amandita
Thanks! :)

@Jennnn
Thank you. Well, you're really not that much older now and I'm sure you can still pull it off! :)

Mz. More said...

I love blues and this blue is gorgeous. It looks so pretty on your skin and I love the shape of your nails. Perfect mani!

Witoxicity said...

@Mz. More
Thank you! And yes, I do remember that you have a thing for blue shades. Kate would certainly look great on you! :)

Naoko said...

I love the color! beautiful for spring time! xxx

Ayumi Kuramae said...

Wauw!

Witoxicity said...

@Naoko
.....and for summer too! :D

@Ayumi
Ha ha, I take it that you love light blue shades. :D

Ayumi Kuramae said...

Haha yes i do!;)
but that blue for your nails is really awsome! ^^

Witoxicity said...

@Ayumi
Thank you, Ayumi! How very sweet of you to say that! :D

Babybubblz said...

Your photos and beautifully painted nails make every colour you apply GORGEOUS.

Witoxicity said...

@Babybubblz
Thank you! You are so kind to say that! :D

Shop N' Chomp said...

I have to admit that the only pale nail polish color I have the guts to put on is pink. *blushes* :P I just don't feel like I've got the right coloring.

You however pull this off very nicely! :D

Witoxicity said...

@Shop N' Chomp
I so know what you mean! Well, I did say that it took me a while to get used to seeing this colour on my own nails. Heh heh!

Sweet Glow Beauty said...

LOVE the idea of putting your nails near your pocket like that. Great photos!

http://sweetglowbeauty.blogspot.com

Witoxicity said...

@Sweet Glow Beauty
Thank you! I was just trying to break the monotony of always holding only a nail polish bottle when photographing my nails. :D