Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Layering: Sweet Ocean

Has it really been more than a month since my last layering? Sheesh! Sorry about that. I guess I've been a little caught up in brights and neon fever, peppered here and there with coral and blue. I'm mixing it up today with something a little different...

NYC Ocean Blue & Cinapro Sweet Tooth

Layering with NYC Ocean Blue & Cinapro Sweet Tooth

Cinapro Sweet Tooth & NYC Ocean Blue

Layering with Cinapro Sweet Tooth & NYC Ocean Blue

NYC Ocean Blue & Cinapro Sweet Tooth

NYC Ocean Blue & Cinapro Sweet Tooth

Cinapro Sweet Tooth & NYC OCean Blue

Layering with Cinapro Sweet Tooth & NYC OCean Blue

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coats NYC Ocean Blue
3 Coats Cinapro Sweet Tooth
2 Coats Sally Hansen Big Shiny Top Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Like I said... something completely different from all the neons and bright creme polishes I've been wearing lately. Cinapro is actually a new-to-me brand that I spotted yesterday at Sally Beauty Supply. Particularly, this little collection...

Cinapro Nail Sugar Sweet Tooth & Sugar Rush

If the caps look a little wonky... it's because they are, but for good reason! Each cap houses a built-in LED light for super-easy application. I found it more distracting than anything, but I guess it could be a novelty for some? Anyway... I was drawn to Sweet Tooth, because... well, even in the promo pic (front row center) it just looks gorgeous! It's an irridescent blue that shifts purple that is brimming with small and large blue hexagonal glitter. It absolutely glows!

So... why the base coat? Well, I painted on 1 coat and remembered that irridescent sometimes also means sheer. That's definitely the case with Sweet Tooth. No biggie, I just started over, using 2 coats of Ocean Blue from the NYC City Samba Collection. 3 coats of Sweet Tooth later, my nails were super-sparkly, and ready for 2 coats of Big Shiny Top Coat and 1 coat of Seche Vite.

Application-wise, the Cinapro polish was waaaay easier to apply than the NYC. I think that's because the NYC was a quick-dry, and I'm not so good with those. They never feel like they really dry faster, they're just a little trickier for me to apply without getting all kinds of lumpy bumps.

In addition to Sweet Tooth, I also picked up Sugar Rush (back row, first bottle), a multi-color glitter polish that reminds me a lot of the glitter in OPI More Than A Glimmer, minus the matte finish! I'm really excited to try that!!! Price-wise... these were a little spendier than I normally like... $8.49 a bottle, same price as the OPI shades at Sally Beauty. I could do without the light in the cap for a lower price point. At the same time though, the colors in this collection feel really unique and original, and the formula is good, so... it's kind of a toss up. Guess it just comes down to what you're comfortable spending. Luckily for me, this was a gamble that turned out well!

What do you think of Cinapro polishes?

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