Happy Fri-Yay! We've made it through to another weekend. That's worth a pat on the back and a celebratory something, right? Some weeks, I'll tell ya. So, I picked FAVORITE for my prompt last night and ran with it in like 8 different ways...
1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
2 Coats OPI Hey Baby!
China Glaze Mingle with Kringle
L'Oreal Sexy in Sequins
Orly Space Cadet
Wet n Wild A Latte Love
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
This prompt could easily be interpreted about a hundred different ways. FAVORITE color, brand, finish, mani, etc. As I was making the list in my mind, I knew it had to be a seriotype. How could it not? So here's my favorite kind of manicure with all my favorite things.
Starting out, I knew that I had to use pink as my basecoat. Originally, I thought Zoya Ali would be perfect, but it just did nawt want to cooperate. That and poor application of latex coupled with late removal. So, that attempt got cleaned up and I started again. Enter OPI Hey, Baby! It was part of the Gwen Stefani OPI collaberation, and it's one of my favorite pink shades. Plus, after using Ali, I realized that I would do better with an opaque pink, and Hey, Baby is just that.
Once I had my pink base, I added purple sparkle with Sexy in Sequins and darkened things up with Space Cadet. I blotted on Wet n Wild A Latte Love to make sure the gray in Smokin' would show up. Then I added more sparkle with additional splashes of Sexy in Sequins, Space Cadet, and of course, Mingle with Kringle, my favorite gold glitter for layering!
How did I apply the polishes in my Seriotype? I'm glad you asked! I tend to favor the saran wrap method a little bit more than sponging. For me, sponging works best if I want more concentrated color in a concentrated area. Saran Wrap can give you concentrated color, but as you dab, the color gets distributed a little more randomly on the nail. After dabbing with saran wrap, clear nail polish melds the shades underneath it together in a really cool way.
Pink, Purple, Gray, Glitter, and Sparkles alllllll together in a Seriotype. Total favorite! I only wish that this mani would've photographed a little bit better. Also, I totally forgot that Sexy in Sequins was textured, so I probably should've done 1-2 more coats of clear before Seche!
As far as my weekend goes, we are celebrating Peanut's birthday... I really cannot believe that my little girl is three. Guys, I have a threenager! It's totally surreal and a little bittersweet, but also really cool watching her become this amazing, smart, independent little person. Other than festivities, we just have plans to relax and clean a little bit. Typical weekendy stuff. Maybe a trip to the grocery store, but that's about it. Here's to hoping that you and your fam have a great weekend too!