Hey everyone! How’ve you all been? Weather has been absolutely fantastic here in Chicago lately. Quality of life has shot up at least 10 points!
I’ve been wearing this gorgeous, sparkly, celebratory manicure since Tuesday. What’s pictured is 2 coats of Sally Hansen Lavender Cloud with one dabbed layer of Wet-n-Wild Party of Five Glitters.
I had a subscriber ask how I apply this polish and thin coats over a dried base color may work- but this time I kind of globbed it on for a thicker layer. This was both good and bad! The good is that it was quicker, and quite evenly spaced.. but the bad is if you apply too much, it looks a little too busy. I really like seeing a lot more of the background for a confetti-like look. My ring finger bugs me, there’s too much going on! Isn’t that funny how you can scrutinize the placement of your glitters?
Another bummer, (in person you don’t notice at all, really, but the picture amplifies the problem) there are bubbles created in the clear base. Boooo. But they are mixed in with spotty glitters so it’s hardly detectible! Yayyyy.
Hope all is well with everyone and Happy Friday!
*for a better pic of the slight lavender tinge the base color has, check my link of a previous post on Lavender Cloud.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polish in Lavender Cloud. I had originally seen this color in one of Miss80Million‘s videos- but picked it up when I spotted it at a 75% discount. I have done reviews on the line previously, check it if you haven’t already! (Yellow Kitty, Fairy Teal) ((My apologies on the poor nail shape, still finding what works best for me!))
So here’s me trying to do the impossible: capture the tiniest bit of lilac undertone in this polish! Honestly, you can barely see it in person- so what’s pictured here is pretty close. I love the smooth formula- it didn’t feel chalky like white out (or many other white formulas). I love the brush, overall I’m a happy little camper:)
Here she is! China Glaze’s Electric Pineapple + a comparison with Sally Hansen’s Xtreme wear, Green With Envy (of course that’s the name of it!) ((doesn’t every cosmetic brand/ nail polish brand have to name at least one of their green products Green With Envy?))
Electric Pineapple was an interesting polish application-wise. It went on like a thick jelly leaving streaks behind. It was gloopy and a bit hard to manage. 2 coats did the trick for this manicure- it could have used a third but with it’s thick consistency issues to begin with, I held off on adding another layer. Ultimately, once the second coat has been applied you can barely tell it had application issues.
Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear in Green With Envy was a tad more sheer, though still only requiring 2 coats that they were much thinner with less effort. Turns out the colors aren’t really that similar (much greener, no?). China Glaze’s Electric Pineapple definitely looks greeny on it’s own but next to Green With Envy, you see how much yellow is involved too.
Electric Pineapple is a gorgeous neon yellowy green that did not end up matte as neons usually do. It’s not your everyday color but it’s definitely a keeper for those days I’m interested in an 80′s throwback vibe. You like?
Um, this video??? HILARIOUS. It gets better the more you watch it.. or maybe that’s just me :)
Lips in this Vid: (L’oreal Fairest Nude lipstick, Rimmel Vinyl Lip Gloss in East End Snob)
Nails in this vid: (Revlon Grey Suede, Revlon Grey Suede w/ Finger Paints Hue Left Me a Message?) (the pink glitter looked much better in person!)
I love favorites videos:)
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polish- Strobe Light
Finger Paints- Hue Left Me A Message?
Revlon- Grey Suede
Essie- Borrowed & Blue
Nail Life Aromatherapy Drop On
Benefit Blush- Sugarbomb
Urban Decay- Score
Urban Decay Eye Shadow- Shakedown
Joe Fresh- Rosewood
MAC Suite X2
Rimmel Vinyl Gloss- East End Snob
Stila Lip Glaze- Grapefruit
L’Oreal Jelly Balm
Pretty bubbly Barbie pink! Sally Hansen’s Bubblegum Pink was awfully thick, though nothing a few drops of Seche Restore couldn’t fix :p I’m hesitant to use it though, I believe it contains toluene- which may cause reproductive harm. Once I get into baby-making mode, I want to be able to use my stash without worrying as much. Is Sally Hansen big-3 free? I obviously don’t know much about the process but that’s because I have some time :p -ahem, back to the polish! This was two coats- the sparkle of the color was subtle but the color is vibrant. Not terribly unique but pretty nonetheless. I’m absolutely exhausted so this’ll be short, but heartcha all!