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Layering: Lavender Glam Rock

SinfulColors Lavender Layering

Essence Glitz & Glam and Rock My World over SinfulColors Lavender

Essence Rock My World Layering Mani

Essence Glitz & Glam and Rock My World over SinfulColors Lavender

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coats SinfulColors Lavender
1 Coat Essence Rock My World
1 Coat Essence Glitz & Glam
2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

I feel like it's been a really long time since my last layering... almost a whole month! How in the world did that happen? Well, luckily for me, it's been a crazy week, and when things get crazy and complicated, my nails follow suit! You know, in addition to becoming complete and total glitterbombs. Sparkles calm me, what can I say?

SinfulColors Lavender has been begging to go on my nails for a while now, it just kept getting sidelined for other colors. It's a really pretty medium-toned purple leaning blue. Not really periwinkle, but not really cornflower either. On it's own, I like it well enough, but I needed sparkles. Lots and lots of sparkles.

First up... Essence Rock My World. It's one of their "galaxy flakes" polishes. I picked it up at Ulta when I noticed the new bottle design. That draws me in every single time. Sadly, and as usual, there weren't many polishes left to choose from. Is it just me or does the Essence display at Ulta always look a little ravished? I don't think I've ever seen it filled!

Anyway.............. where was I? 

Rock My World has flakes and a ton of silvery shimmer packed in a cloudy yet sheer lavender base. You don't really get any of the lavender, and you only get a little bit of the cloudy. The flakies are pastel, the shimmer is white, and the polish does have a texture to it. Initially, I had just planned to layer Rock My World over Lavender and be done with it. But the texture threw me a little. Also, it dulled down Lavender more than I thought it would. I definitely needed more sparkle.

I picked up Glitz & Glam on the same trip as Rock My World. It's a glitter topper, one of Essence's "glitter jewels." Clear base, small and large pink hex glitter, and a toooooon of green/gold shimmer. One coat of that on top added a lot of shimmer and sparkle back to my mani.

But the layering still wasn't as smooth as I wanted it to be. Rock My World is one of the thirstiest glitter polishes I've ever used! 2 coats of SinfulColors Clear, 1 thick coat of Seche Vite, and I've still got bumps. Not extremely visible unless you're looking superclose, but still!

Despite all the bumpiness and Rock My World's thirst issues, I really love how this layering turned out. It's got a very girly, sparkly, fairy, Easterish vibe going on. But as much as I love it... tomorrow is Fishbowl Friday, so off it must come! I'm thinking I might repeat the Glitz & Glam/Rock My World combo for an Easter mani, though. I'm seriously loving how they looked layered!

But which color to layer them over?!?


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