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Accent: Queen of Gray

Glitter accent manis are still a thing right? Good, because I can't get enough of them! I've been thinking neutral lately, so I went with gray, then added a little sparkle to the mix!

Sinful Colors Cool Gray and Queen of Beauty

Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty and Cool Gray

Sinful Colors Cool Gray

Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty and Cool Gray

Sinful Colors Cool Gray and Queen of Beauty

Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty and Cool Gray

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulColors Cool Gray
5 Coats SinfulColors Queen of Beauty
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear
1 Coat Essie Good to Go

I've been craving a gray manicure for a while now. I think I tend to gravitate toward gray for the same reason I like black nails in Fall and Winter. Just like black... gray nails add a little coolness and edge to my look, and they go with just about everything!

My stash doesn't have too many gray polishes... so I picked up Cool Gray while on a Walgreens run yesterday. I like that it's a really neutral gray gray. It's not leaning towards purple, blue, blurple, taupe, or green... it's GRAY. Cool Gray is a palette cleanser... really refreshing for me to look at, honestly! (Especially given my obsession with neons and brights lately!!!)

Application was great... just what I'm used to from SinfulColors. Three easy coats, and I was ready for some shine-enhancing top coat. Queen of Beauty applied well, too. It did require more dry time between coats, and more coats to get complete glitter coverage. In hindsight, I probably would've gone back and added another coat or two, because I notice a few bald spots in the pictures that aren't so noticeable in person. (Which happens, sometimes!)

Silver & Gray... Gray & Silver... these two polishes were made to go together! I really like how this manicure turned out. It's perfect for any time of year, really. I could wear this for a little while, but you know me... already brainstorming the next one!!!



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