Fishbowl Friday 050 // Sparkles

by - 10/16/2015

Happy Friday! Today marks the Golden Anniversary of my Fishbowl Friday series. While it's hard to believe that I'm at the big five-oh... It's even harder to believe that in just 2 weeks, Fishbowl Friday turns a year old! Bellinis for everyone! I honestly can't think of a better way to mark this Seize the Sparkle milestone than with SPARKLES...

Color Club The Uptown and China Glaze Choo Choo Choose You

Sparkle Nails

Sparkle Nails

Sparkle Nails

Sparkle Nails

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
3 Coats China Glaze Choo Choo Choose You
2 Coats Pure Ice Oh, Baby
1 Coat Color Club The Uptown
2 Coats Pure Ice Oh, Baby
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Normally, a prompt like SPARKLES would make me pull out all my glitter and go crazy. And I did that last night. Only, I got a little carried away, and ended up with a hot mess of glitter on my nails. It just wasn't turning out as I'd hoped, so I had to scrap it and regroup.

Then I remembered The Uptown, and thought it would look cool layered over Choo Choo Choose Me. Which it did. Choo Choo Choose You is a blue/gray/purple jelly polish that houses a really fine shimmer that flashes through all the colors. The Uptown features flakies that flash through the rainbow in a purple jelly base. I could've just paired The Uptown and Choo Choo Choose You togther, but I added Oh, Baby for a little bit of extra interest.

I really like the way this layering turned out, but it was definitely different than what I had in mind. When I look at it, I see a bluer version of Orly Fowl Play with more pronounced flakies and shimmer. While painting, I kept thinking I needed to add some pink to this, but I'm trying to get away from always doing the pink/purple/blue/turquoise combo.

In other news, Peanut's 3rd birthday party was a huge success! We had a little party at a local Creamery and the night ended with an awesome hay ride! So much fun, but man has it gotten cold outside! I'm currently typing from underneath a pile of covers with wool socks over a pair of regular socks, and my feet are still freeeeeeezing, I kid you not! I was nawt made for cold weather. Likeatall. Brrrrrrr... But we did have the best time, and we're going to do our best to have a relaxing weekend. So. Happy Friday, and Happy Weekend to you and yours!


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