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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pink and Orange Marble Nails

Just a post to show you the first water marble I have done in about 32 weeks.

I used:
Zoya - Jacy
Zoya - Gweneth
Sinful Colors - Cream Pink
Sinful Colors - Boogie Nights
Zoya - Arizona

I did an accent with Sinful Colors - Pinky Glitter. No top coat because then you can see the differences in finishes.

















Monday, April 29, 2013

Cream Pink - Sinful Colors

I purchased this a month or so ago and hadn't used it. Today, I broke it out for my toe nails and then decided to use it on my finger nails as well!

Meet Cream Pink by Sinful Colors. It's a hot pink/magenta with gold shimmer.

It goes on and dries like a dream, but I was surprised that it dried brighter (I think) pink than what it looks like in the bottle. They almost don't seem like the same polish!

It dries semi-matte, so after my three coats (for opacity), I added a glossy top coat.

I did all this while playing outside with my boys. You can see photos of the whole adventure on my Instagram (goghgreen) if you'd like!

Photos in the sun, shade, and artificial light in my living room.





























50 Shades - Different Dimension

I apologize in advance. I'm feeling super exhausted suddenly so I didn't crop or watermark any of the images.

Last night I put on a polish I've had since December and hadn't used yet. It's "50 Shades" by Different Dimension.

Her polishes can be found here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DIFFERENTdimension

She is releasing a Pink Floyd collection on May 1st and I MUST WIN THE LOTTERY . Which means I should play the lottery... Because I need them all. Pink Floyd is the bomb.

Anyway... This polish is black, and silver holo, and white glitters if various shapes and sizes in a clear base... That appears to have a very slight shimmer in certain light.

It covers very well in one coat. I used just one coat of it over Sally Hansen - Eel Skin. I added a single black star (from a Baggie of them I have) on the accent nail.

It dries fast. It's a little clumpy sometimes so I had to pay close attention to that and push a few lumps down as it was drying.

To me, it gives kind of an urban grunge feel.

It's inspired by that 50 Shades book series that I have no I interest in reading.

It's unique! Funky! Fun!

Shown in the sun, the shade, the living room, and matte!



































Sunday, April 28, 2013

Carl - Daring Digits

When I ordered a few polishes from Daring Digits, Ashley threw in a couple extras.

Today, I am showing you "Carl," one of the gift polishes.

Daring Digits polishes can be purchased at:
http://www.ddpolish.com


Now, I'm a little confused about this Carl situation, because I can't find swatches or info about it anywhere. I emailed her asking if its a discontinued, or a new polish, or what, but haven't heard bank yet. I will update when I do.

I would describe it as a white-ish crelly base, with the slightest gray tiny. It has small matte bright blue hexes, and shiny (not metallic) larger yellow hexes. It also has small black bar glitter.

As I've mentioned before, as a general rule, I don't like bar glitter.

When I saw the polish in the bottle, I initially liked it. I've gone back and forth about it ever since. I love the bright blue and yellow against the white, but the bar glitters... Not so much. For a while they reminded me of salt and pepper, and then I liked it.

The polish is opaque-ish in three coats. I used a very light gray base. It dries well, and shiny. The glitters disperse with ease.

I like it best from afar. It's unique, and the colors are fun. But, after wearing it all day, looking at it up close, the bar glitter reminds me of our bathroom sink after my husband shaves... whisker stubble. I guess the manly name fits that way?

I can't decide if I like it. It's a great quality, like all the others of this brand, but... The black bars just... not my thing. If they were micro glitter hexes, I think I would like it much more!

Photos outside and inside! Sorry for the poor clean-up. We headed to the park and I forgot.

UPDATE:
Ashley responded!
"Carl is part of my Aquateen Hunger force collection. I am hoping to launch it in May :-)"