Monday, January 12, 2015
Skittles: Lemon Rose Mintini
1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Rainbow Honey Rosey Bot
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
1 Day of Wear
Rainbow Honey Dirty Mintini (January 2015 Mystery Bag)
Rainbow Honey Lemon Sorbet (January 2015 Mystery Bag)
Rainbow Honey Rosey Bot (January 2015 Mystery Bag)
SinfulColors Clear Coat
Born Pretty Store French Manicure Edge Tip (Pattern #2)
Born Pretty Store French Manicure Wave Edge Tip (Pattern #1)
Fing'rs Heart 2 Art Nail Decals (Into the Wild)
Essence of Beauty Cosmetic Wedges
Meet the contents of this month's Rainbow Honey mystery bag...
As soon as I opened up my Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag for January... I knew I had to do a mani with all 3 polishes. They looked like they would go together so well! A metallic peachy-rose, mint green with bronze and turquoise sparkles, and a gorgeous lemon-scented sparkly topper!
This manicure took a long time! Pretty sure from planning until that last coat of Seche Vite, I watched 2.5 episodes of Doctor Who. My nails were already painted with Rosey Bot, so that definitely saved some time! I taped off my nails and in-between coats of Dirty Mintini and Lemon Sorbet on those nails, I did the 3 gradients nails. After the gradients came added shimmer and the rose decals!
Originally, I intended for the V on my left pointer to be on my middle finger, but I only realized my mistake halfway through painting. Then, I messed up a gradient on my left pinky, so that turned into a sponging of all 3 polishes with a rose decal on top. My right pointer was supposed to be a staricure, but it didn't turn out right at all! I actually ended up removing all the polish and starting over completely, alternating coats of Dirty Mintini and Lemon Sorbet.
For the most part, I like how each individual nail turned out, but I'm not crazy about how they look together. I would definitely place them differently! Then there's the pictures... O.o. While the photos of my left hand turned out ah-mazing, the pics of my right hand really show that I'm a total righty and still working on my left-handed painting/taping skills! It's a little frustrating when that happens, because I think my nails look great in person! Definitely more than a little tempting to just leave out my right hand altogether, but I really don't want to get into that habit.
All in all, I really, really like how this manicure turned out. These 3 polishes played well together! I definitely wouldn't be opposed to more mystery bags like this in the future, but I wouldn't want them to always be matchy-matchy. After all, the best thing about the Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag isn't just the mystery... it's trying polishes that I wouldn't normally pick out for myself and totally loving them!!!