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SinfulColors Green Ocean over Tempest

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coats SinfulColors Tempest
1 Coat SinfulColors Green Ocean
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Essie Good to Go

Green Ocean has an interesting history for a nail polish. Waaaaay back in the day it was a really big deal because it was one of very few affordable flaky polishes available. Usually, it would only pop up around St. Patrick's Day, and if you didn't get to the display quickly, this little shimmery lemming would be gone. Thankfully, SinfulColors included it as part of their summer collection this year, and polish enthusiasts everywhere collectively cheered!

When I look at Green Ocean, I see glittery mermaid magic. In a bottle. But that's probably just me. It's honestly a really well suited name considering the aqua green base that's just loaded with green and blue flakes. And I mean loooooaded. Just one coat for all that shimmery goodness in the photos. Sadly, the sun doesn't want to come out and pl…

SinfulColors Hot Spot

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulColors Hot Spot
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Dark blue shimmers don't always call my name mid-summer, but this one has serious nautical cues, so it just works! Hot Spot is a royal blue with a little bit shimmer and a whole lot of depth. And isn't the shine factor just incredible?!?

Application was great. Most people could probably do two easy coats and be done, but like I mentioned last week, the Sparkle Studio hasn't been fully unpacked and set up. So, I'm dealing with lighting that I'm not used to yet, and erring on the side of caution! And in case you were wondering about removal? I didn't experience any staining when taking this one off. So that's always an added bonus!

Hot Spot is part of SinfulColors Having a Blast Collection. You can find it on display at Walgreens and other mass retailers for $1.99 a bottle! The full Having a Blast Collection also contains Blue By Y…

SinfulColors Out of This World

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
4 Coats SinfulColors Out of This World*
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Waaaay back in the day, silver nail polish was definitely my thing. Just not on my nails. On my toes. All summer long. It matched with everything and added a little bling, so I never really needed to change it! Thankfully I moved on from that phase, but as a result, I don't normally wear silver polish, unless it's for an accent nail. So, I was surprised when I loved wearing Out of This World! So much so that I've already worn it twice!

The formula on Out of This World was awesome. It's buildable, slightly sheer, and falls somewhere between a heavy shimmer and a glass fleck. It's a very light shade of silver, too. At one coat, it could be mistaken for a pearly white. Four coats later and not only have you got a perfect match to bottle color, you've also got a super clean look. This polish was definitely giving off bridal vib…

SinfulColors Ruby Ruby

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulColors Ruby Ruby*
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

One of my favorite things about red polish? It's always in style. It's not a color I reach for often, but when I do? I like when its a classic tone of red, with slightly jelly tendencies like Ruby Ruby. And given the fact that there are all sorts of Independence Day festivities coming up... red nails are just one way to show a little patriotism!

Ruby Ruby is a bright red jellyish creme polish. Application was easy and flawless. Just three coats for what you see in my photos! Because this polish does have jelly tendencies, there's a little VNL, (visible nail line) but it's not as noticeable in person as it is in the pics. In my opinion, the jelly finish and resulting shine are definitely worth a tiny little bit of VNL!

Ruby Ruby is part of SinfulColors Having a Blast Collection. You can find it on display at Walgreens and other mass retaile…

Fishbowl Friday *034*

Unpacking is still very much a thing around Chez Sparkle. I've got my nail polish sorted into baskets according to color, and two separate baskets for glitter polish. My stash is an organized mess that's slowly making its way into my Helmers. I am definitely grateful that this week's prompt was a simple one, and that that the polish I wanted to use was so easy to find! I give you nails with TEXTURE...





Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
4 Coats Sally Hansen Work of Tart
2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Back when textured polishes became a thing, (late 2013) Sally Hansen came out with their Sugar Coat and Sugar Shimmer line. I really loved Pink Sprinkle, so I'm pretty sure that's why I picked Work of Tart. Sadly, it sat in my stash for over a year before I was actually able to try it.

Applicationwise, I can't really complain about Work of Tart. It went on nicely enough, and the formula didn't build up on the brush too heavily w…

China Glaze Violet-Vibes

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats China Glaze Violet-Vibes
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Blindingly bright purple is thee best way I can think of to describe Violet-Vibes! It's one of 2 neon purples in the Electric Nights collection. So pretty!

Application was great with Violet-Vibes... three easy coats and done. Oddly, I see a little patchiness in the photos that isn't really there in real life. So... maybe four coats next time? Neon polishes do tend to be more on the sheer side. Aaaaand it probably doesn't help that I'm not painting in my normal Sparkle Studio.

Did I mention we moved? And that Mr. Sparkle came home? So... the Sparkle Studio has moved once again, and is a little bit of a disaster at the moment. That 2nd Helmer? Mr. Sparkle definitely put it together for me. Procrastination Station... what?!?

So, for the time being, I'm painting while sitting on the floor, in not the best but not awful lighting, using my …

Fishbowl Friday *033*

Ohhhh what a week it has been. There's so much going on, between moving into Le Nouveau Chez Sparkle, getting Peanut adjusted to said new Maison, new Bedroom, aaaaand her big girl bed, plus Mr. Sparkle coming home? Craaaaaziness!

When I sit down to think about it, through all the change of the past 2 or so years, this blog has been such a constant. I've really needed that. And for the past 32 weeks, so has this series! So, despite all the packing, unpacking, scavenging, to-do lists, and organizing of all the things... it's nice to be able to pick a prompt out of the Fishbowl, just like every other Friday. I give you... TURQUOISE nails! 




Polishes Used: 
1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler 3 Coats GAP Bright Pool  1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat 1 Coat Seche Vite
To start off, let me apologize for the fact that these really only look like they're turquoise in the photos. In reality, Bright Pool is much more of a dusty teal. In fact, the last time I wore this in a layering,…

SinfulColors Snow Me White

I don't know about you, but I love the look of white nails during any season, especially Summer. It's got that whole fresh and chic vibe going on. And this is one of the first white polishes I've used that hasn't been problematic! Snow Me White FTW!!!





Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulColors Snow Me White*
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Today, my nails are fresh, happy, blank little canvases. And I kind of like them that way! It's funny... I read a lot about how Snow Me White was the perfect white and a great base for nail art, but I never really tried to see if the rumors were true!

Until now!

I was honestly surprised that this polish covered so well in just 3 coats. No streaks, and if I'm not mistaken, a little bit of self-leveling going on. Nothing wrong with that! Snow Me White is a really clean, bright pop that I just looooove right now. It honestly would be the perfect canvas for some nail art, but I'm n…

SinfulColors Fuji Fiji Seriotype

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulColors Boogie Nights
SinfulColors Boogie Nights
SinfulColors Endless Blue
SinfulColors Fuji Fiji
SinfulColors Outrageous
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Sparkle is my middle name, and Fuji Fiji is the sparkliest of all the Street Fusion polishes! It's a mix of small silver hex glitter and large holographic silver hex glitter. Great payoff, lots of sparkle! I wore it the other day in an accent mani, and today, I added it to a bright Seriotype featuring all SinfulColors polishes!

I started out with Boogie Nights, a coral polish from SinfulColors core collection. Using saran wrap and the Seriotype method, I dabbed on Endless Blue and Outrageous until I was happy with the color mix. One coat of Fuji Fiji added just the right amount of sparkle, and then a haphazard swipe of Outrageous over each nail to finish it off!

Fuji Fiji is part of SinfulColors Street Fusion Collection. You can find it on display at…

China Glaze Red-y to Rave

Lemmings are a natural part of nail blogging. You see someone post a polish, you fall in love, it must be yours. Red-y to Rave by China Glaze is one of those polishes. I'm seriously soooo glad I saw photos of this shade and decided it was worth hunting down!





Polishes Used: 
1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler 3 Coats China Glaze Red-y to Rave 1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat 1 Coat Seche Vite
This blazingly bright polish is another neon from China Glaze's Electric Nights Collection. It's also a reminder that if I'm on the fence about a bright/neon polish, I should just pull the plug and get it. This was the last bottle of Red-y to Rave on the Electric Nights display at Ulta. I was prepared to order it online, but I'd much rather buy polish in the store if I can swing it! 
But back to the brightness! Red-y to Rave is the neon red polish of this collection, and it definitely does nawt disappoint. Inside, it's really bright, outside, it's a little blinding! Even …

Fishbowl Friday *032*

It's been a little bit of a crazy week, and I know, I say that just about every week lately! But seriously, I've been fighting headaches all week, and it's just not a good time for me to be sick right now. Waaaay too many things to get done! So, thankfully, the Fishbowl threw me a little bit of a bone with ACCENT nails for this week's installment of Fishbowl Friday...






Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulColors Endless Blue
1 Coat Rainbow Honey Cuprum Veritas
Essie Summit of Style
Spoiled No Reception

Bright blue and copper are just meant to go together, don't you think? I seriously love this combination. The only thing I wish, is that I had a superfine coppery glitter in my stash. I'm pretty sure I don't have one, but there might be one lurking in the sparklestash. My stash is in the midst of being organized and packed, so... who knows, really? I'll just be glad when it's nice and tidy and all in one place.

Endless Blue w…