Sinful Colors Cinderella

Sorry I forgot to post on Tuesday… My bad guys…

So today I have a swatch of Sinful Colors Cinderella, a delicate, light, sheer blue with a subtle pink sparkle. It tends to be quite sheer, I ended up using four thin coats of polish until there was no VNL (visible nail line). Anyway I really like this color aside from its sheer quality. I think the baby blue color and pink sparkle is quite unique.

I don’t think this is a great base polish for nail art due to the layers needed to create an opaque base. It might work as a topper over another nail polish, though. I’ll have to experiment later 🙂

Anyway, have a good weekend everyone! I can’t believe it’s summer already, the year has been flying by!

Pastel Blossoms

I believe I did these nails sometime around April, quite a while ago it seems. They are really colorful, and I think the colors work really well.

I started with a base of Zoya Leslie. I think I used two coats, possibly three thin ones, it tends to be a little sheer. I then used a bobby pin to create petals – Zoya Sia and Sephora Formula X High Frequency – and the center of the flower. I ended up using two coats of Sinful Colors Let’s Meet as it is kind of sheer also.

These nails were easy to do, due to the bobby pin. DIY-ing works every time!

Sinful Colors Copper Pot

I was wanting a break from all the light pastel-y colors, I love them, but I needed a return to vibrant and shimmery colors. Hence, this polish.

This is two coats of Sinful Colors Copper Pot – it always reminds me of Harry Potter and the students’ cauldrons, maybe some future nail art?? The polish does tend to be streaky, but it suits the metallic shine. It’s a gorgeous orange-brown shade that shifts to yellow when hit by light. There are also little yellow and green specks tucked away in the polish. This is a beautiful unique polish that I really love.

Sinful Colors Love Nails – Aqua Dotticure

This is a color I’ve had for a while, at least three or four years, and it’s not goopy or too thick at all. Impressive. This shimmery aqua is opaque in two coats, yet it does have visible brush strokes across the nail. In my opinion, I think the brush strokes are perfectly acceptable, they fit the tone of the color and shine.

I used white acrylic paint to create a simple dotticure using the head of a bobby pin I bent apart – DIY-ing it all the way! It’s a simple nail art to accomplish with cute results. The design can easily be made more complex by using different colors for the dotticure, as well as different designs.

Have a good week and I’ll see you Friday!

Day 26: Inspired by a Pattern

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For this prompt, I decided to copy this arrow pattern I found online. Using a multitude of colors, this took a while, but I was pretty satisfied with the results.

I applied one coat of Zoya Purity, then I made a gradient using Zoya Purity and Zoya Charlotte, with Purity near the base of my nail and Charlotte at the tip. After adding a topcoat, I used striping tape to create the arrow shapes. I added yet another gradient, this time using, from the base of the nail to the tip, Zoya Sia, Wet n Wild Putting on Airs, Revlon Eclectic, and Sinful Colors Let’s Meet. I put on one last topcoat and that’s it! This took a longer time than usual, as I had to (impatiently ) wait for it to dry before adding the tape.

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Anyway, that’s it for this post! See you soon!