I've got a quick nail post to share today, although I didn't get my usual pictures with the labels and bottles. And since I still don't have the camera card back from the Mister, today's mani shots are courtesy of my phone. I feel like I stepped backward a bit, but at least the sun came out to play.
On my pinkie and index fingers are 2 coats of FingerPaints Grape Gumball. The rest have 2 coats of Color Club Sweatpea. Then I added a generous coat (maybe 2 by the time I got down spreading the glitters evenly) of FingerPaints Three's A Party to all but my index fingers and thumbs. I finished off with a layer of quick dry top coat over everything.
~with flash, no natural light~
FingerPaints Three's A Party is from the Pop Movement collection that was out in May. As I noted in my initial impressions, there's hardly any red glitters in the mix - this mani had only a couple pieces between both hands. But I still like it; I just know to not count on getting red on my nails. Good thing there's plenty of cyan blue, peach and light lime green matte glitters to make up for the red. If you're curious, the glitter made my nails look pretty neat under blacklight. Grape Gumball is an old limited edition from the 2012 Gumdrops & Lollipops collection . I love that this periwinkle purple-blue has a little something to it in the form of pink, blue and silver microshimmers.
Color Club Sweatpea is from the Spring 2012 Blossoming collection (I also have Diamond Drops from that collection). It was, apparently, ahead of it's time since it's what I'd call the perfect "radiant orchid" color, which is the current Pantone color of the year. This creme polish has a nice formula to work with. I just purchased Sweatpea in the last month or 2 in the clearance bin from Bed, Bath & Beyond.
I really am trying to get more adventurous with my polish combinations and so far, I've liked what I've put together. Not all of them have been photographed, but I do still have little groups of polishes sitting around so that I can either recreate them soon or take notes to have a combo for when I'm feeling uninspired.
It might not have felt much like summer weather around here this year (struggled to get to mid-80s), but I still managed to wear some rather summery nails. In my little veggie garden, I planted peppers and tomatoes and as of today, we've had 3 usable tomatoes and a bunch of hot peppers. Last year we had temperatures well into the 90s and could hardly keep up with the tomatoes, but barely had peppers. I am going to try for one more crop of cilantro (fingers crossed it will sprout and grow quickly). I'm sure that tonight is not going to help anything, either, with a low just under 50 - you'd think it was late September or into October. It was actually a good thing that we never got a pool to set up this summer since it would have been too cold for it pretty much the entire time.
How do you decide what polishes to put together? Do you go for something that's super matchy or go for more unique combinations? Have you had a typical weather season where you live or has it been...different...as well?
**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own