Thursday, June 12, 2014

SinfulShine Spitfire

Last night was the first night my nail color has changed since SUNDAY... because I finally treated myself to a mani/pedi. I've never actually done that by myself before. It was nice! Lots of pampering and a professional's help with my nail shape, which I'm sure you'll notice! (OMG... they're all kinda the same size and shape now!!!) I got a more cream than tan color on my toes that I can't remember the name of... It was China Glaze, I think... maybe II or Inner Beauty? Je ne sais pas! I really should've written it down because I'm loving it! On my digits, I got a hot neon pink that was really fun to wear. I almost didn't want to take it off last night, but I had a chip on one nail! (yes, after only 3 days of wear!) So, I painted this mani last night in an attempt to cure myself of the no-more-neon blues.

Sinful Shine Spitfire

Sinful Shine Spiftire Accent Manicure

Radiant Orchid Accent Manicure

Sinful Shine Spiftire Accent Manicure

Sinful Shine Spiftire Accent Manicure

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulShine Spitfire
3 Coats Urban Outfitters Periwinkle Creme (accent)
2 Coats Sally Hansen Pink-Grape fruit (accent)
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat (non-accent nails)
1 Coat Seche Vite

You know what this combination reminds me of?

Radiant Orchid Pantone

And I wasn't even trying to duplicate it or anything. I wasn't even really thinking Radiant Orchid 'til I looked at it this morning!

This was my first time using SinfulShine, a cousin to the SinfulColors line that boasts Gel Tech and a finish that is 5x shinier than... not another polish, but a patent leather shoe. That's a pretty bold claim, but Spitfire is really shiny. I guess a better test would include not topping it with a clear coat, in comparison to another similar product. Obviously, I didn't do that!

Instead, I opted for an accent mani and paired Spitfire with a periwinkle creme from Urban Outfitters, largely because it sort of went with it, and it was in my sight range. (Hey, it's not always a vision that transcends space and time!) Also in the range of my eyes... Sally Hansen Pink-Grape Fruit. It houses a purply-pink shimmer (that matches Spitfire pretty well) in a super-sheer violet jelly base.

Application was really good... for Spitfire and Pink-Grape Fruit... that Periwinkle Creme? Notsomuch. It suffers from the fate that a lot of pastels suffer from... chalky and streaky, but it evened out at 3 coats. It was a bit garrish looking, so that's why it got 2 coats of Pink-Grape Fruit slathered on top of it!

In other news... Today, I satisfied my need for some neons in the sparklestash. As much as I'd like to see how long SinfulShine polishes remain lustery and all... The neons are calling my name something fierce! There's a 98% chance I'll be taking this off tonight and going back, back, back, back, to the really, really brights.

What do you think of this accent mani?

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