Saturday, February 18, 2017

SinfulColors Mauve On Seriotype

Whether you call it a seriotype or smooshy... (I prefer seriotype) there is just something about this style of manicure that I can't get enough of. 

SinfulColors Mauve On Manicure

SinfulColors Move On, Essie Leggy Legend, Pure Ice Get in Line, Pahlish Autumn People

SinfulColors Mauve On Manicure

SinfulColors Move On, Essie Leggy Legend, Pure Ice Get in Line, Pahlish Autumn People

Polishes Used: 

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Out Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulColors Mauve On
Essie Leggy Legend
Pahlish Autumn People
Pure Ice Get in Line
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Hey there! It's been a little while, hasn't it? Sorry about that. Life happens, you know? Oddly enough, I didn't stop painting my nails during my hiatus. I kept taking pictures for a while, and then that just sort of stopped to. Weird how some habits die hard, while others don't change a bit. 

Anyhoo... I found pictures of this mani in my files and couldn't believe I didn't share it! This was one of my favorite polishes last spring, and I recreated this exact seriotype/ a few times. 

This mani started out with 3 fresh coats of Mauve On. I typically wrap my tips on the 2nd coat and add a 3rd for balance. Next, I added random strokes of Get in Line to each nail, immediately dabbing with saran wrap. I used the same process with Leggy Legend, then used a cosmetic sponge and Autumn People to create a glitter gradient at my tips. Once that was finished, I added a coat of clear to seal everything in, and then a coat of Seche Vite to lock it down. 

I'm not sure how many polishes I ended up purchasing from the various Kylie collections. These were pretty easy to find, and there are still a lot at my local Big Lots. As far as the limited editions after this collection, those were a bit harder to find. I did recently pick up some of the Kandee Johnson colors, and I'm super excited about that collaboration. And the shades I've worn so far, I've loved! 

I'm not sure where I see this blog going in the future. I've debated that many times in the past couple of months. I've been posting a lot on Instagram in the interim, and part of me thinks that's the future of nail blogs. I've also mulled over the idea of moving my writing over to Tumblr, because I've really enjoyed writing about Pretty Little Liars there! But then I sit down to type out a blog like this that explains exactly how to recreate a mani, and I remember why I love blogging! 

I'm going to try and get back in the habit of writing at least once every two weeks, maybe every week if I can. Sound like a plan? 

In the meantime, what would you like to hear about? Are there any collections coming out that I've just got to know about? Do you have questions? Let me know in the comments! 

-S

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

daniPro My Girl

daniPro My Girl

daniPro My Girl

daniPro My Girl

daniPro My Girl

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
5 Coats daniPro My Girl*
1 Coat daniPro Clear Top Cover*
1 Coat Seche Vite

This is the last of the daniPro polishes I received to review, and it was definitely my favorite. Pink is by far my favorite color of nail polish, and hot pinks like this... well, I have so many variations and I can't resist adding new ones to my stash.

In case you missed my reviews of First Kiss and Forever Girl, daniPro polishes were created by Manhattan Podiatrist Dr. Gary Evans. The formula is 5-free and the polishes are recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association to promote good foot health.

Before painting, I thought that My Girl would be pretty opaque, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it was another crelly! Of course, that meant painting a few more coats to get what you see in the photos, but it was definitely worth it. Crelly finishes are probably my second favorite after jellies, but when they're in my favorite shade of hot pink? Swoooooooon! I really love this shade, it's a perfect slightly blue-toned pink that, like the others in this collection, should flatter every skin tone! Gotta love that!!!

daniPro polishes can be purchased at select podiatrist offices around the world, or online here

*provided by PR for review. All thoughts, views, and opinions are my own. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

daniPro Forever Girl

daniPro Forever Girl

daniPro Forever Girl

daniPro Forever Girl

daniPro Forever Girl

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
5 Coats daniPro Forever Girl*
1 Coat daniPro Clear Top Cover*
1 Coat Seche Vite

I'm never one to pass up a pink polish and if the name of this doesn't say it all, the color definitely does! This is quite possibly the most perfect shade of light pink I've come across. And you all know how I love the color pink! <3

In case you missed my review of First Kiss, daniPro polishes were created by Manhattan Podiatrist Dr. Gary Evans. The formula is 5-free and the polishes are recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association to promote good foot health.

Forever Pink is more of a crelly polish, so I had to use 5 coats to build up to the opacity you see in the pictures. Because of the sheer formula, it was a little patchy until about the 4th coat. But once this polish is opaque, it's a really gorgeous shade of pink and the crelly finish really made it shine. I've been into lighter shades on my toes lately, so I could easily see taking this along the next time I go for a pedicure!

daniPro polishes can be purchased at select podiatrist offices around the world, or online here

*provided by PR for review. All thoughts, views, and opinions are my own. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

daniPro First Kiss

daniPro First Kiss

daniPro First Kiss

daniPro First Kiss

daniPro First Kiss

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
3 Coats daniPro First Kiss*
1 Coat daniPro Clear Top Cover*
1 Coat Seche Vite

It's been a little while since I reviewed a polish via press sample here. This brand was a little too interesting to pass up, though! According to the press release I was sent, daniPro polishes were created by Manhattan Podiatrist Dr. Gary Evans. The polish was even recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association to promote good foot health. 

daniPro polish features a 5-free formula that does NOT contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, TPHP, or Toluene. It is also infused with something called Undecylcenic acid, which is commonly an active ingredient in medications for skin infections, but it hasn't yet been proven to be effective in treating fungus on the nails. 

Chemical analysis aside, this stuff didn't smell nearly as potent as some polishes, which is always refreshing. Formula-wise, it was pretty standard, not too thin and not too thick. 

First Kiss had great pigmentation. I probably could've gotten away with two coats, but three coats is just how I roll. I'm not the biggest red polish fan, but this shade is pretty universal. I imagine it would look great on any skin tone! 

daniPro polishes can be purchased at select podiatrist offices around the world, or online here

*provided by PR for review. All thoughts, views, and opinions are my own. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fishbowl Friday 073 // Recreation

Every now and then, I enjoy looking back over past manicures. Creatively, it's just neat to see how far I've come since the days I started. Oddly enough, when I chose this prompt, I knew exactly which manicure I wanted to recreate. Based loosely on Fishbowl Friday 027, today's seriotype nails are a RECREATION... 

China Glaze Violet Vibes Seriotype

China Glaze Violet Vibes, SinfulShine Konstellation, Essie Leggy Legend, Pure Ice Get in Line, Pahlish Autumn People

Neon Purple, Gold, and Turquoise Nails

Multiple Finish Seriotype

Polishes Used:
1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
3 Coats China Glaze Violet Vibes
Essie Leggy Legend
Pahlish Autumn People
Pure Ice Get in Line
SinfulShine Konstellation
2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Looking back, I can honestly say that my seriotype game has come far since I first learned the method. One of the things that took me a while to master was the balance of nail polish finishes. While seriotypes made exclusively with creme polishes look cool, those made with a combination of different finishes really pop. There's more depth involved when you layer a metallic over a jelly neon and then add in some shimmer and glitter. 

For these nails, I started out with 3 coats of Violet Vibes on my nails. Oddly enough, when I took these photos, I think I grabbed my bottle of Plu-rple by mistake. On top of that, I dabbed on a coating of Konstellation to darken things up a bit. Then came a coat of Get in Line followed by Leggy Legend. After that, a coating of Autumn People and some more Leggy Legend and Get in Line around the edges of my nails. I finished everything off with 2 coats of clear and a coat of Seche Vite for tons of shine. 

I'm really stuck on copper, turquoise, and glitter in my manicures right now. I've done a bunch of different seriotypes in the past few weeks, but they all seem to fall back on that combination. Thankfully, I did put a bunch of nail polish away today, so hopefully that means a varied color selection as I search through my drawers for shades. 

We. Shall. See. 

At any rate, Happy Friday! Hope you have a great one!!! 

Fishbowl Friday 73 - Recreation



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