Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sinful Colors Smokin, dressed up

**all items purchased by me

I seem to have lost my motivation over the last couple of days, but there's no better way to beat that feeling than to sit down and write a post (even if it's short or takes forever to write since I keep jumping from thing to thing).  So I thought I'd do a nail post to try to get back in the swing of things.

These pictures are old enough (from 2012...oops) that I don't remember exactly what I did, but I probably used a ridge-filler for a base coat.  Then I followed that up with Sinful Colors Smokin.  I don't remember if this is one or 2 coats...we'll just say it was 2 to account for any uneven user application.  No traditional quick drying top coat.
I'm not sure if Smokin is a core color or still in the limited edition releases at this point.  Whichever category it falls under, it's a basic dark gray creme polish that has a slight touch of green to it.
Rather than use a traditional top coat to speed things up, I got out my bottle of Out the Door Northern Lights Hologram Top Coat in Silver (there is a gold one, too, that's harder to come by).
Northern Lights Hologram top coats need to be very well shaken before use in order to get all the pretty particles re-suspended.  The more you shake, the better the disbursement of the prettiness.

And apparently, I had a little extra fun at the end, but I'm not entirely sure of what glitter I put on my tips.  If I had to guess I would say I dabbed on Orly's Atomic Splash, but I didn't take any pictures with the bottle so I'm not 100% sure.  The other possibility is Essie Set in Stones but I think Set in Stones is a brighter silver than what my pictures are showing, which is why my first guess is the Orly glitter.  This is mostly a french tip with a little gradient mixed in.
I really need to get out that top coat again, and the gold version, and play with them more.  Such a pretty, but still kind of subtle effect.

How do you dress up basic creme finish polishes?

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
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