It's the last Fishbowl Friday of February and the prompt for today? SPONGING...... and before I get into all the goodness that is today's mani, (and trust me, there's lots of goodness going on!) I've got to give credit where credit is due, and there's a lot of that, too!
Despite the fact that I posted the prompt yesterday right before I started painting... I actually pulled the prompt earlier in the morning. Rather than do another sponged gradient or something I've already done before, I thought I would tackle a new-to-me manicure called a Seriotype that originated with Joy Serio on Instagram, and then Nichole from Pretty Girl Science blogged about it here. And here. And this one is definitely my fave!
And then while shopping yesterday at Target, I saw this print...
I already had SinfulColors Sail La Vie on my nails, so I picked colors that would go with that, rather than starting over from scratch. My SPONGING turned into a Seriotype with dabbing, painting, sponging, and dry brushing all rolled into one.
...and looking at that post again? Still haven't tried Ruffle. Not currently sure where Ruffle is located in my gigantic mess of a stash. But alas, I digress... Behold!
1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
4 Coats SinfulColors Sail La Vie
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
1 Day of Wear
SinfulColors Black on Black
SinfulColors Blue La La
SinfulColors Island Coral
SinfulColors My Buoyfriend
I'm seriously in love with how this manicure turned out. The fun thing about painting abstractly like this? Each nail is different than the last, with varying textures and unique blends of colors. I really don't want to take this off after just one day of wearing it... but I do have a package coming with a long-time lemming, and I'm not sure that I can resist the pull of its shimmery sparkle........... O.o