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daniPro My Girl

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
5 Coats daniPro My Girl*
1 Coat daniPro Clear Top Cover*
1 Coat Seche Vite

This is the last of the daniPro polishes I received to review, and it was definitely my favorite. Pink is by far my favorite color of nail polish, and hot pinks like this... well, I have so many variations and I can't resist adding new ones to my stash.

In case you missed my reviews of First Kiss and Forever Girl, daniPro polishes were created by Manhattan Podiatrist Dr. Gary Evans. The formula is 5-free and the polishes are recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association to promote good foot health.

Before painting, I thought that My Girl would be pretty opaque, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it was another crelly! Of course, that meant painting a few more coats to get what you see in the photos, but it was definitely worth it. Crelly finishes are probably my second favorite after jellies, but when they're in my favorite shad…

daniPro Forever Girl

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
5 Coats daniPro Forever Girl*
1 Coat daniPro Clear Top Cover*
1 Coat Seche Vite

I'm never one to pass up a pink polish and if the name of this doesn't say it all, the color definitely does! This is quite possibly the most perfect shade of light pink I've come across. And you all know how I love the color pink! <3

In case you missed my review of First Kiss, daniPro polishes were created by Manhattan Podiatrist Dr. Gary Evans. The formula is 5-free and the polishes are recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association to promote good foot health.

Forever Pink is more of a crelly polish, so I had to use 5 coats to build up to the opacity you see in the pictures. Because of the sheer formula, it was a little patchy until about the 4th coat. But once this polish is opaque, it's a really gorgeous shade of pink and the crelly finish really made it shine. I've been into lighter shades on my toes lately…

daniPro First Kiss

Polishes Used:
1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler 3 Coats daniPro First Kiss* 1 Coat daniPro Clear Top Cover* 1 Coat Seche Vite
It's been a little while since I reviewed a polish via press sample here. This brand was a little too interesting to pass up, though! According to the press release I was sent, daniPro polishes were created by Manhattan Podiatrist Dr. Gary Evans. The polish was even recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association to promote good foot health. 
daniPro polish features a 5-free formula that does NOT contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, TPHP, or Toluene. It is also infused with something called Undecylcenic acid, which is commonly an active ingredient in medications for skin infections, but it hasn't yet been proven to be effective in treating fungus on the nails. 
Chemical analysis aside, this stuff didn't smell nearly as potent as some polishes, which is always refreshing. Formula-wise, it was pretty standard, not too t…

Fishbowl Friday 073 // Recreation

Every now and then, I enjoy looking back over past manicures. Creatively, it's just neat to see how far I've come since the days I started. Oddly enough, when I chose this prompt, I knew exactly which manicure I wanted to recreate. Based loosely on Fishbowl Friday 027, today's seriotype nails are a RECREATION... 




Polishes Used: 1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler 3 Coats China Glaze Violet Vibes Essie Leggy Legend Pahlish Autumn People Pure Ice Get in Line SinfulShine Konstellation 2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat 1 Coat Seche Vite
Looking back, I can honestly say that my seriotype game has come far since I first learned the method. One of the things that took me a while to master was the balance of nail polish finishes. While seriotypes made exclusively with creme polishes look cool, those made with a combination of different finishes really pop. There's more depth involved when you layer a metallic over a jelly neon and then add in some shimmer and glitter. 

Fishbowl Friday 072 // Hard Candy

We're going to skip that whole part where we talk about how it's been a while, because well, it's been a really long while. I'm still trying to work out how to make room for blogging and juggle everything else, and it's definitely been a challenge. But know that I am working on it, and I do really, really miss it. This place has been my Quantum of Solace for a long time, and I'm not planning on letting it go anytime soon.

That being said... for this week's prompt, I was happily surprised when I pulled HARD CANDY. This is probably one of the most iconic brands of nail polish, and it's certainly gone through it's own number of changes throughout the years. Who didn't want to own a bottle of Sky once they saw it on Alicia Silverstone's nails way back in the 90's?

Last year, Hard Candy celebrated their 20th anniversary by bringing back some of their most iconic shades. The collection was a mix of five original shades and three new ones. I ma…

Fishbowl Friday 071 // White

Happy Friday! Well, almost Saturday, but still! So, when I pulled WHITE for my prompt last night, I had a little bit of an idea of what I wanted to do. And I'm really happy with how it turned out...





Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulShine Kovet
Essie Leggy Legend
Pahlish Autumn People
Pure Ice Get In Line
2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

For the past two weeks, I've been obsessively using Leggy Legend and Get in Line together. Oh, and I've been putting just a smidge of Autumn People on top, because I still can't quit that polish. I'm not sure why I didn't buy a backup or five.

Get in Line is a sheer turquoise shimmer that was just made for layering. It's subtle at some angles, but when the flash catches, it's strong. Combine that with the super pigmented metallic copper of Leggy Legend, and it's all over. What's especially cool is the fact that the combo works well over light and dark colo…

Fishbowl Friday 070 // Glitterbomb

After a little bit of a cold spell brought a whole lot of rain, well, the end of this week was in dire need of some sparkles. This whole April showers thing is great and everything, but I'm ready for all the May flowers! So here's a little bit of a GLITTERBOMB to cap off the last Friday in April.






Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
2 Coats SinfulShine True Kolor
1 Coat Rainbow Honey Cosmic Microwave Sky
1 Coat ILNP Kaleidoscope
1 Coat ILNP Ferris Wheel
1 Coat Pahlish Gumdrop Rooftop
1 Coat I Love Nail Polish Kaleidoscope
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Earlier this week, I finally ordered two polishes that I've been wanting for a while. They're both ultra chrome flakies from ILNP. Kaleidoscope is described as purple, magenta, green, gold, and turquoise flakies, while Ferris Wheel contains a mix of green, gold, blue, red, purple, and pink. Is it really any surprise that I had to layer them together?

But what color to layer them o…

FIshbowl Friday 069 // Earth

You know, every now and I then I do pick prompts that work perfectly with a new polish I've just purchased. This time, though... I did pick two prompts to choose between. One of those happened to be EARTH, so I went with that, consider that today is Earth Day. 




Polishes Used: 
1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler 2 Coats SinfulColors Navy I Do Essie Leggy Legend Pahlish Gumdrop Rooftop SinfulColors Garden Party SinfulColors Navy I Do SinfulColors Snow Me White SinfulShine Kovet 1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat 1 Coat Seche Vite
I've been wanting to do a seriotype for a while now, and this prompt was the perfect chance. I wanted my nails to look like the view of EARTH from space, and I've gotta say... I think I got pretty close! 
I started out with Navy I Do from SinfulColors. It was practically a one-coater, but I used two coats so I could wrap my tips. I figured that if I wanted the green to show up, I should probably put some white down to really make it pop. Using…

Fishbowl Friday 068 // Simple

Happy Friday guys! How good does it feel that the weekend is here and the weather is fiiiiinally starting to warm up? Sooooo good, right? The prompt I pulled for this edition of Fishbowl Friday was SIMPLE. Pretty open ended, but I settled in on just one nail polish in my go-to favorite color. Pink.





Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
3 Coats Rainbow Honey Le Marguerite Rose
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

I know I have said it at least a few dozen times before, but I'm pretty sure this time I mean it. I have found the most perfect hot pink nail polish. Okay, well technically speaking, it actually found me.

Le Marguerite Rose was one of the polishes in my April mini mystery bag from Rainbow Honey. I picked the prompt and opened up the bag and knew that I had to use it immediately.

What's so special about it?

When it comes to hot pink, I am typically drawn to more blue-toned pinks. But, if they're too cool, they really don't go we…

SinfulShine Too Cool For Pool

Hey guys! I know it's been a little while since I last posted, and I'm sorry about that. I want to get back to blogging more regularly, I just need to figure out a better way to make it happen! Things are good, though. The new job is great, Mr. Sparkle and Sparklegirl are awesome... life is definitely busy, but full and wonderful at the same time, you know?
Enough about me, though... today, I want to show you a polish from SinfulShine, a brand that I've been wearing a lot lately. This particular shade, Too Cool For Pool, well, I've worn it twice in the past month. That's how much I really like it! 




Polishes Used: 
1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler 4 Coats SinfulShine Too Cool For Pool 1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat 1 Coat Seche Vite
Back when the SinfulShine line first debuted at Walgreens, I picked up a few shades. One of the most noted at the time was Prosecco. There was quite a bit of buzz in the blogosphere about that one at the time! After my first …

Fishbowl Friday 067 // Orly

Can I get a Happy Friday? It's a little hard to believe that Spring is just hours away from arriving! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for warmer weather. Sooooo ready. When I picked the prompt last night and drew ORLY, it was either go bright or pastel. Bright won, and then I just had to add in a little sparkle for good measure. 




Polishes Used: 
1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler 3 Coats Orly On The Edge 1 Coat Pahlish Autumn People 1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat 1 Coat Seche Vite
How awesome is this layering? Part of me doesn't want to take it off and part of me wants to build a seriotype on top of it. Difficult choices, huh? 
I can't say that I have an overwhelming amount of ORLY polishes. But I do love most of the ones I have. Out of all the mainstream brands, they're one of the trendiest. I feel like they do a pretty good job of pushing the envelope with colors and finishes. 
On The Edge was part of Orly's Adrenaline Rush Collection for …