Skip to main content

Fishbowl Friday *021*

So... last week, I took a simple prompt and made it into something a little more complicated. This week, I pulled another color prompt, and decided to stick with simple. It's been quite the week and I needed a little simplicity! So, thank goodness for Fridays, weekends off and MINT nails...

SinfulColors Mint Apple

SinfulColors Mint Apple

Mint Apple SinfulColors

SinfulColors Mint Apple

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulColors Mint Apple
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Okay, okay, so it's not the mintiest of the mints out there, but it does have mint in the name! That counts right? Suuuuuure, I have some actual unswatched minty mint-greens, but I was in the mood to wear this one.

I'm not sure when or where I picked up Mint Apple, but it's part of SinfulColors core collection, so it's pretty easy to find. It's a minty, dusty mid-toned seafoamy/minty green. My pics aren't quite color accurate. The shade leans a lot more towards green than blue in real life. I tried capturing it correctly on my iPhone too, and it couldn't get it right either.

After using so many other polishes in the past few days, it was nice to come back to SinfulColors. To be honest, I prefer the brush, and I could go on and on about the formula. It's consistent and always easy to work with, one of the many reasons I'm such a huge fan!

Then there's that SinfulColors shimmer that I just adore. It's in so many of my favorite polishes by them, and Mint Apple is no exception. The shimmer in this one is a really pretty silvery/gold color, and adds a lot of shine!

I haven't decided if I'm going to let this one for another day, stamp over it, or create something new for tomorrow. After the way this week has gone, I could easily just take a nice, hot, relaxing bath and drink some chamomile tea and drift off to sleep... ooooooor just go directly to the sleep part. O.o Happy Friday to you and have a great weekend!!!



Popular posts from this blog

daniPro Forever Girl

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
5 Coats daniPro Forever Girl*
1 Coat daniPro Clear Top Cover*
1 Coat Seche Vite

I'm never one to pass up a pink polish and if the name of this doesn't say it all, the color definitely does! This is quite possibly the most perfect shade of light pink I've come across. And you all know how I love the color pink! <3

In case you missed my review of First Kiss, daniPro polishes were created by Manhattan Podiatrist Dr. Gary Evans. The formula is 5-free and the polishes are recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association to promote good foot health.

Forever Pink is more of a crelly polish, so I had to use 5 coats to build up to the opacity you see in the pictures. Because of the sheer formula, it was a little patchy until about the 4th coat. But once this polish is opaque, it's a really gorgeous shade of pink and the crelly finish really made it shine. I've been into lighter shades on my toes lately…

SinfulColors Mauve On Seriotype

Whether you call it a seriotype or smooshy... (I prefer seriotype) there is just something about this style of manicure that I can't get enough of. 

Polishes Used:  1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Out Ridge Filler 3 Coats SinfulColors Mauve On Essie Leggy Legend Pahlish Autumn People Pure Ice Get in Line 1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat 1 Coat Seche Vite
Hey there! It's been a little while, hasn't it? Sorry about that. Life happens, you know? Oddly enough, I didn't stop painting my nails during my hiatus. I kept taking pictures for a while, and then that just sort of stopped to. Weird how some habits die hard, while others don't change a bit. 
Anyhoo... I found pictures of this mani in my files and couldn't believe I didn't share it! This was one of my favorite polishes last spring, and I recreated this exact seriotype/ a few times. 
This mani started out with 3 fresh coats of Mauve On. I typically wrap my tips on the 2nd coat and add a 3rd for balance. Next, I ad…

Fishbowl Friday 073 // Recreation

Every now and then, I enjoy looking back over past manicures. Creatively, it's just neat to see how far I've come since the days I started. Oddly enough, when I chose this prompt, I knew exactly which manicure I wanted to recreate. Based loosely on Fishbowl Friday 027, today's seriotype nails are a RECREATION... 

Polishes Used: 1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler 3 Coats China Glaze Violet Vibes Essie Leggy Legend Pahlish Autumn People Pure Ice Get in Line SinfulShine Konstellation 2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat 1 Coat Seche Vite
Looking back, I can honestly say that my seriotype game has come far since I first learned the method. One of the things that took me a while to master was the balance of nail polish finishes. While seriotypes made exclusively with creme polishes look cool, those made with a combination of different finishes really pop. There's more depth involved when you layer a metallic over a jelly neon and then add in some shimmer and glitter.