Fishbowl Friday *016*

by - 2/20/2015

I can't really think of a more appropriate prompt than the one I pulled for this week's Fishbowl Friday manicure. I mean, other than "sick, barking like a seal, and not sleeping..." or perhaps "incredibly freezing cold," considering that I woke up to a temperature of minus one. COOL is about thee most appropriate prompt at the moment...

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
1 Coat Pure Ice Heartbreaker
1 Coat Pure Ice Blue Hue*
1 Coat Pure Ice Heartbreaker
4 Coats Pure Ice Blue Hue*
1 Coat Pure Ice Heartbreaker
1 Coat Pure Ice Busted
1 Coat Pure Ice Blue Hue*
2 Coats Pure Ice Busted
1 Coat Seche Vite

When I pulled the prompt yesterday, I knew immediately that I was going to include Blue Hue in my layering. You really can't go wrong using a sheer blue opalescent glitter filled jelly polish for a cool/coled themed manicure. And while I'm thinking of it at the moment... I feel like I might've done this prompt before. Really not sure. Checking.......

Phew... I'm good! 

Anyway, after doing all that talking about Pure Ice polishes and layering and then picking this prompt, I thought it would be fun to combine some of the cool-toned layering polishes I have from Pure Ice. I chose Blue Hue, Heartbreaker, and Busted to make the jelly glitter sandwich you see above!

I haven't done a good lots-of-layers manicure like this in a long time. So, it was kind of fun returning to that. Also, I really like the outcome! There's so much going on with all the different sizes of glitter and shimmer at varying depths. I'll definitely have to try one soon in the future and include Poppin' Bottles and maybe Rosy Glow or Purple Haze. I really wanted this one to stay blueish and frozen looking. Kind of like a mix between a stormy winter sky and a frozen pond. Full of glitter. Because that happens.

Pure Ice polishes retail exclusively in Walmart stores and on their website for $1.97/bottle. Pure Ice is a salon-inspired long-wear nail formula that's available in over 96 stunning and on-trend shades. The shade library contains a striking variety of colors and finishes - from iridescent pearls to bright creams, holographic and chunky glitters to mirror-like metallics; every shade is beautiful and unique. Pure Ice nail enamels are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP. Follow Pure Ice on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

P.S. Funny thing about this layering........ it almost didn't happen! We've been battling the cough of the century at Chez Sparkle, and when I say "We" I mean Peanut, and it is honestly ridiculous. It was so impossible to sleep all week with Sparklegirl coughing the minute she tried to sleep in her crib. Last night, I finally found a decent method of propping her mattress up so that the little Princess Queen could get comfortable, and it totally worked! On me too! Completely fell asleep, only to wake up at 1:30 and realize that I still needed to paint my nails...

But I did it! 

...and then managed to get another 4ish hours of sleep! (I may or may not have dozed through all 7 of my alarms...) So, I'm thinking that tonight, as an ohmygoshwesurvivedtheweek present to Miss Q, we'll watch a movie of her choice and revel in the fact that we (fingers crossed!) should be able to keep this thing going. (toes crossed too!) Also, my big sister and her hubs are coming tomorrow, and I.Can't.Wait. Seriously. It's been entirely too long, but the weather has been beyond dreadful, and they do live a ways away. So in closing... Happy Friday! We hope you have a great weekend!!!

*provided by PR for review. All thoughts, views, and opinions are my own.

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