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.
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!