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Fishbowl Friday *042*

Here we are, back at my most favorite day of the week... Fuh-riday! It feels like I say this every week, but it was definitely a crazy one this week. I would blame it on the full moon, but that's not happening until next week, so........................


I finally pulled a gem prompt for Fishbowl Friday! When I first created the fishbowl prompts, I included birthstones and a couple of other gemstones I thought would inspire fun manis! This one is especially special, because it happens to be Peanut's birthstone... TOURMALINE!

Tourmaline Nails

Tourmaline Nails

Cover Girl Emerald Blaze Layering

Tourmaline Nails

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
3 Coats Cover Girl Emerald Blaze
n.y.c. Sweet Candy
Pure Ice Lucky Charming
Rainbow Honey The Master
1 Coat n.y.c. Sweet Candy
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Technically, Peanut's birthstone is Pink Tourmaline. My manicure is not only TOURMALINE inspired, it's specifically watermelon tourmaline inspired. Look the stone up if you get a chance. It's a mix of a warm, bright pink that gradients to clear and comes back up to a light olive green. So pretty.

Emerald Blaze by Cover Girl probably would've fit the prompt well enough on its own. It's a medium olive green duochrome that flashes pink. But it's not a strong flash. So I added pink shimmer with Sweet Candy from n.y.c. Then I painted on a coat of The Master and dabbed it with saran wrap. I repeated that same process with Lucky Charming, Sweet Candy, and Emerald Blaze. That was topped off with a coat of Sweet Candy, a coat of clear, and finally, a coat of Seche Vite to lock everything in place.

Overall, I love the way this layering turned out. It looks so much better in real life than it does in the photos though, and that's a little irritating. My pictures make the green darker and the pink sort of turned red. Trust me, I wasn't going for a Christmas seriotype, but somehow it happened! C'est la vie, n'est pas?

Not sure if I'm going to take this off or if I'm going to paint something else on my nails tonight. I really like this layering and I wouldn't be opposed to wearing it for another day or two. Plus, I'm trying to get a head start on some weekend projects tonight. I've got a pantry that needs to be cleaned and organized and there's not much more of the sparklestash left to put away. (YAY!) So, whatever your weekend plans, I hope it's a great one... Happy Friday!!!

P.S. Just a quick note, I finally signed up for Ipsy today. I've gone back and forth on subscribing for an embarrassingly long amount of time now. Have you been thinking of signing up? In the interest of full disclosure, I do get points if you use my referral... Ask me in a day or so what those points get me. I'm not sure yet! At $10/month, I really don't feel bad about subscribing. Pretty sure I'll be posting about my inaugural bag, too.


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