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Fishbowl Friday *039*

Bonjour and Happy Friday! I've had a little bit of a crazy week and am definitely ready to just reeeelax! Anyone else feeling the same? I've been sick since Monday, and I'm fiiiiinally coming out on the other side. Yesterday, I pulled my prompt and got FLAKY. Here's a mani topped with a little something I very originally dubbed Franken Flaky... (I know!) 

Rainbow Flakies over Purple Nails

Rainbow Flakies over Purple Nails

Purple Flaky Layering

Rainbow Flakies over Purple Nails

Rainbow Flakies over Purple Nails

Rainbow Flakies over Purple Nails

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulColors Mesmerize
2 Coats Franken Flaky
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

In December of last year, I mixed together a bunch of my flaky polishes to create Franken Flaky. I layered it over black back then, but I've gotta say, I like it over a deep purple much, much better! Not gonna lie, I was trying to emulate Unicorn Puke from Cult Nails by creating this.

I'm not sure if giving this a little time to settle made everything mesh together a little better, but I feel like the flakes are better spread out here. I also used one less coat, so maybe that had something to do with it too. Either way, I seriously looooove this mix of glitter and flakies. I wouldn't be against making a larger bottle of it, either. There are days that I wish I would've bought backups for every polish in the Special Effects Collection from Fingerpaints. I definitely had the foresight to get a backup bottle of Twisted, but I guess I just didn't think I'd need/want the others?

Note to Self, you will always, a-l-w-a-y-s need the others!

Before I painted, I thought about going a little bit lighter with my polish, but decided to go dark. Just
call me Ridley! Can't say I'm really sure what's with all the vampy colors lately... something a little bit different, I suppose? Don't expect me to start waxing philisophically about sweaters and boots yet, though. Salted caramel coffee I can do, but I'm not ready for cold weather anytime soon!



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