Here I've painted my nails pink with Sally Hansen's Xtreme wear polish in "Fuchsia Power". I have recently fell in love with SH "Hidden Treasure", but prefer it over a blue or darker color. So, when my aunt sent me Sinful's "Green Ocean", which is a slightly green base that is more clear than anything else, with a blueish flake and glitter, I was eager to try it over a pink. That is exactly what I did! It was hard for me to photograph but this is pretty close to how it looks. The glitter shifts from a green blue to a purple blue. It's gorgeous!!
Happy belated 4th!! It's way too late, but here it is! I did, however wear it for the 4th, I just didn't post it til now!! I used a blue from Sally Girl (from Sally's Beauty Supply) and Magenta Mood from Finger Paints and Konaded the stars with special white polish, and finished with SV.. Voila!!
So far this summer, blue has been my preferred toe color of choice. I'm not sure why exactly, I'm usually more of a french toe kind of girl! Maybe it's because blue is my favorite color and there is a gorgeous array of blues to choose from this summer!! I quickly fell in love with Orly's "Blue Collar". But, as much as I love a creme polish, I am a girl who loves some sparkle! So I figured I'd try on top of that, Finger Paint's "Sapphire Shimmer"... And I LOVE it!!!! Finished off with a layer of SV, and I am in no rush to change them!!
Sooo... my aunt had sent me Sally Hansen's HD "DVD", and at a first glance, I LOVED IT!! But, when I tried it on, it was a little disappointing due to it being very sheer. So, I was picking through my polishes, looking for one to layer it over, and I came across SH Intsta dri in "Grape Going".. They are the same color, from the purple base to the teal/blue flash!! The difference being that DVD is more sheer, and has larger glitter, whereas the insta dri has a smaller glitter for that beautiful flash! i didn't take any pics of them apart, but I do have 2 of them layered on my hands... here they are!
Yesterday I decided to head on over to Sally's and purchase the one polish I have picked up and put back down at least 20 times over the past few months, China Glaze Secret Peri-Winkle. I don't know what took me so long...guess I thought it might give me corpse hands or something, but I have to say that I love this color. I also got China Glaze Grape Pop on clearance for $2.99, so I decided to use them both for a gradient mani.
I had been wanting to try a gradient for the longest time, and I've watched/read Colette's (My Simple Pleasures blog...check her out on the sidebar) gradient tutorials many times over. I did forget one important rule of gradient sponging, and that's to let it dry a bit before you sponge over it again. Because of my impatience, a bit of polish actually pulled up on the sponge and lifted, but I continued on anyway.
Without further ado, here's my gradient! I used Secret Peri-Winkle as the base color, sponged on Grape Pop, used the floral pattern from Konad plate M73, and Konad Special Polish in Sky Pearl for the stamp. If you care to, you can enlarge the image by clicking on the picture.
Here is our bling entry to the "bling" challenge at polishhoarderdisorder.blogspot.com I love the themed challenges...and so does my little eight year old step-daughter!!
Here is my step-daughters design:
we are both wearing pure ice in black, i forget the color name now, its the same one i used for my water marble epic fail i think. and then i used my gold and silver color club glitter striper polishes, and some chunky glitter and some rhinestones i've had for years... it was fun though, all topped off with a billion coats of seche vite!! Hehehe.. ok ok, just 3 :)
I've officially named Wednesday the day of red, hence Rednesday! Very corny, I know, but that's how I roll.
Up today I have Sinful Colors polish in "Under 18". This brand's formula can be very much hit or miss, but this applied beautifully. Drying time (without fast-dry topcoat) is a tad long, but nothing too painful.
First pic taken in direct sunlight, second pic in indirect natural light: