Friday, April 29, 2016

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.

Flakey Glitterbomb Manicure

Fishbowl Friday Glitterbomb Nails

Ultrachrome Flaky Glitterbomb Nails

ILNP Kaleidoscope & Ferris Wheel Layering Manicure

SinfulShine True Kolor Layering Nails

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 over? That's always a difficult choice. Especially for the first time. So, rather than choose something really dark or a light pastel, I went middle of the road with a nice bright blue. But not just any bright blue. True Kolor is a new SinfulShine polish, part of the King Kylie collection. If you missed out on Revlon Royal, this is definitely dupe-worthy. But it does still have that smell.

After two coats of True Kolor, I decided that I needed a little bit of glitter and shimmer for the background. Cosmic Microwave Sky was part of my March mystery bag from Rainbow Honey. It's a green leaning blue with all sorts of blue-green sparkles and my favorite, square glitter! That created a great base for the flakies to do their magic.

Originally, I had planned to only use Ferris Wheel and Kaleidoscope. Ferris Wheel leans a bit green, while Kaleidoscope is mainly magenta/purple. I felt like the layering needed a little more gold, so I added Gumdrop Rooftop from Pahlish. One more coat of Kaleidoscope and I was ready to seal it all off with SinfulColors clear and a coat of Seche Vite.

I really love how this layering turned out. Sometimes, you purchase a polish and it shows up and it's just not what you expected. Kaleidoscope and Ferris Wheel are definitely NOT those kinds of polishes! So, yeah. Safe to say I'll be wearing this for at least another day.

In other news, I fiiiiiinally managed to find a replacement for my Old Navy utility vest, so I'm pretty excited about that. This one has a hood, which is never a bad thing, at least in my book. Tomorrow we're taking Peanut shopping for purple sneakers, so wish us luck on that endeavor. I tried to scout some out today and came up empty-handed. Or should I say, footed? I'm not really sure what else I'm looking for tomorrow, but it's a wolfpack weekend, and in my book, those are the very best kinds of weekends. Hope you have a happy weekend too!

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Friday, April 22, 2016

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. 

Fishbowl Friday 069 Earth Nails

Earth Day Nails

Fishbowl Friday 069 Earth Nails

Earth Day Manicure

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 saran wrap, I dabbed on random blotches of Kovet followed by Snow Me White. 

From there, I dabbed Garden Party on randomly, followed by a few splotches of Leggy Legend. I painted on one coat of Gumdrop Rooftop and follow that with a little more Navy I Do to balance out some overly green areas. Then, I added a little more Leggy Legend on a few nails. After that, it was the typical coat of SinfulColors clear and a coat of Seche Vite! 

I'm really happy with how this manicure turned out! Like I said, I've been itching to do a seriotype for a little while now, and this really was the perfect opportunity. Definitely gonna keep these on for at least another day!  

Seize the Sparkle's Fishbowl Friday
 

Friday, April 15, 2016

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.

Rainbow Honey Le Marguerite Rose

Le Marguerite Rose by Rainbow Honey

Rainbow Honey Le Marguerite Rose

Le Marguerite Rose by Rainbow Honey

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 well with my skin tone. At the same time, I like warmer toned pinks, but if they're too warm, they register as more of a red, which I'm not as into. Somehow, and I'm not exactly sure how, Rainbow Honey managed to make a pink that's practically neutral. It really walks the line. But what really tops it all off is a slightly jelly finish that gives it incredible shine.

Perfection.

Sadly, my nails are a little bit of a mess right now. While opening a toy for Sparklegirl tonight, I managed to chip two nails. Boo. Needless to say, my nails are in need of some serious TLC. I'm talking mani bomb, lotion, cuticle treatment, and filing. And maybe a papaya mask on my face while my nails soak...

Seize the Sparkle's Fishbowl Friday

Sunday, April 10, 2016

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! 

SinfulShine Too Cool For Pool

Too Cool For Pool by SinfulShine

SinfulShine Too Cool For Pool

Too Cool For Pool by SinfulShine

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 initial purchases, I didn't really gravitate towards the line again.

Last summer, SinfulShine came out with a new gel topcoat and several new shades in the SinfulShine line. Shades could be purchased separately, or with the special new topcoat. My first foray back into the SinfulShine line was with this polish, Too Cool For Pool. I also bought a bottle of the new gel topcoat. I think that was around October or November of last year. To be honest, both of the bottles sat on my desk for quite some time. 

Initially, I was planning on reviewing this polish with the use of the gel topcoat. So, I did what I usually do and read a few other reviews to find out more about the claims. Unlike my past dealings with some of the Limited Edition SinfulColors polishes, I didn't have too much information about the new SinfulShine line. I had heard that the polishes had been reformulated to work with the new gel topcoat. Then, I read that only the gel topcoat was new, and the new SinfulShine colors still had the same formula as Prosecco. 

Naturally, I was a little confused. So, I sent out an email asking for clarification. When I didn't hear back, I thought that I would use this polish as a regular nail polish and see how that worked out. Using one coat of ridge filler as my base, I followed with four coats of Too Cool For Pool to reach opacity. There's a sort of jelly quality to the finish of this shade, and I still had patchiness at 3 coats. I topped everything off with one coat of clear and a coat of Seche Vite, just like my regular manicures. 

And you know what? 

I'm pretty sure that the newer SinfulShine polishes are just the same as the old ones. Now, I can't say that for sure, but I've worn quite a few shades just like this one to similar effect. No change in drying time, no weird wrinkling or bubbles to be found. I can't really say that the manicure lasts any longer than regular polish, and I know that's where the gel topcoat makes a difference. But I've been happy with the wear that I get. Typically, it's about 2 days, but every now and then I'll squeeze in a third day. 

This shade in particular drew me in because it's a gorgeous shade for Spring. It's a darker version of Serenity, one of the Pantone colors of the year, so it's still on-trend but not terribly overreaching. As a bonus, it's packed with a duochrome shimmer that flashes from gold to pink. I know that I dubbed 2015 as the year of contrasting shimmer, but I'm starting to think that guess was premature. If there's anything I would say SinfulColors specializes in, it's shimmer of every kind. It's nice to see that translating over to the SinfulShine line as well! 

I have a few more SinfulShine polishes to show you, most of which are from the King Kylie Collection. That particular collection seems to be a little more widely available than the recent Limited Editions from SinfulColors. So, stay tuned for those. 

As a whole, I feel like there are fewer releases happening, so that has been kind of frustrating lately. I've been working on adjusting to my new schedule and a longer commute, so I'm still sorting out what I have time for on the weekdays! For those of you hanging in there with me, I really do appreciate it! Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! 

-S

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