FRESH... that's the prompt for Fishbowl Friday the 13th. Originally, I had a much different plan for this manicure. Unfortunately, due to some formula issues, it didn't work out as planned. So... I filed that idea for later and thought about the word fresh some more. In addition to clean, it can also mean new. And when I think new, I also tend to think untried. I also think pastel when I think of fresh. So, I paired Sally Hansen Babe Blue, which I've worn but haven't blogged about yet, with my latest satisfied lemming, Fingerpaints Daubigny's Garden...
1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Sally Hansen Babe Blue
2 Coats Fingerpaints Daubigny's Garden
2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
It's funny how sooooo many manicures of mine start out as a completely different idea. Originally, I was going to paint my nails with a cream nude polish and add a super minimal accent in hot pink. I tried two of my newer nude polishes and ended up quite frustrated with the formulas on both of them.
So, like I said above, FRESH has so many different meanings, and this just happened to be what fell together in the moment. Put a bunch of different polishes on my desk, add in some untried glitters, and honestly, something completely different would emerge, I'm sure of it! That's a big part of what makes nail blogging so much fun!!!
I have to give credit where it's due... I would know nothing about Daubigny's Garden had I not been for searching for the Sally Beauty nail polish ad with stickers. I ended up on the Fingerpaints Facebook page and saw Daubigny's Garden swatched by BruisedUpDollie. As soon as I saw her swatches, I knew this glitter polish HAD to be mine. Check out her photos and you'll see why Daubigny's Garden is going to be a huge deal. It's a completely different polish depending on what you layer it over. I haven't even tried it over a dark color yet, and I'm already envisioning how gorgeous it would look layered over a gradient!
So... if you follow me on Instagram, I posted this week's prompt last night shortly before painting my nails. I'm going to try and pick the next (014) prompt and post it tonight or tomorrow night. And if you don't follow me on Instagram, you totally should. Sure, I definitely post pictures about my nails and recent hauls, but I also try and document yummy food, interesting findings, and the occasional snap of Sparklegirl when I can catch her...