Posted in Nail Polish Swatches
Tagged beauty on a budget, confetti, glitter, layering, pink, reviews, safe for work, sheer, shimmer, sinful colors, swatch
I’ve been itching to do a Le Tigre inspired manicure, and the Le Tigre/Gossip album artwork kept popping into my head.
I also received Cover Band’s Sticks ‘n Stones in the mail, which lends itself perfectly to my inspiration. I decided to use Sinful Colors’ Boom Boom, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ Traffic, and the aforementioned Sticks ‘n Stones. I also used Essie’s Good to Go as a fast dry top coat (not pictured.)
I am so very pleased with how this manicure turned out, and I cannot stop staring at my nails! I was also able to incorporate femme flagging by using the grad student flag again. Sticks ‘n Stones is amazing, and I’m contemplating ordering a second bottle. I have so many ideas to layer it over Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos, Confetti’s Lonesome Dove, Confetti’s Belle of the Ball…
I haven’t yet swatched and reviewed Boom Boom, but I love this polish. It’s a bright fuschia jelly, and it achieved the perfect coverage in two coats. It didn’t bubble at all, and with the Essie topcoat, it dried quickly. Sticks ‘n Stones is really amazing, and I look forward to practicing the placement of the glitters. Do you have Sticks ‘n Stones? If so, what are your favorite polishes to layer it over? Do you have any polishes similar to Sticks ‘n Stones that you think I should check out?
Posted in Nail Polish Swatches, NOTD
Tagged femme, femme flagging, flagging, glitter, layering, notd, obsessive compulsive cosmetics, reviews, sinful colors, sticks 'n stones, swatch, yellow
Confetti is a 3 free nail polish that retails for $1.99 and sold exclusively by CVS. According to the Confetti website, the line includes 48 colors. I recently picked up Dreamdate, a very sheer baby pink with tons of shimmer.
As you can see from the photos below, Dreamdate is extremely sheer. I used 4 coats and it was nowhere near opaque. But I think this is a wonderful color if you’re wishing to achieve a subtle shimmer or want a “safe for work” polish. Also, please forgive the fleck of red glitter on my middle finger. I didn’t catch it until I saw these photos.
The more I look at these photos, the more excited I become to use this polish in layering! What are some of your favorite layering polishes or combinations?