I haven’t been buying a whole lot of nail polishes lately. Why? The colors I find in stores are either too common/boring or I have them already and/or they’re more than I want to spend and I’m not buying indies because there are just way too many beautiful combinations that people are coming up with that I can’t choose. On my latest Target run, though, I still peeked through the cosmetics aisles (force of habit). I found this pretty polish from the Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez collection. I could care less for her but I loved the nail polishes, especially one that I picked up which is called Inner Sparkle. It’s a pretty clear base glitter filled with lilac and light dusty rose pink hexes and micro gold glitter. Sorry I didn’t take a macro of the bottle. It applies evenly in one coat and not a whole lot of glitter fishing is required.
Anywho, I used it on a mani the other day but I ended up taking it off… only to use it again.
Here I used three coats of Sally Hansen Hardcore Party which is a light pink color more on the sheer cream side. I probably could have stood one more coat to get it more opaque. On the tips I used a generous layer of Inner Sparkle (I used the dabbing method) along with one layer of Glamorous from the Wet n Wild Fergie Collection to add some medium gold hex glitter as well as one layer of Nina gold holographic topcoat all topped with NYC clear topcoat. The NYC clear topcoat is one of my absolute faves. It dries super fast and high gloss.
Here’s a closer look of one of my nails with this beautiful glitter combination… and my dry cuticles.
The colors of Inner Sparkle are similar to Revlon Girly with the pink and purple hex glitters but inner Sparkle is on the lighter side with gold glitter in addition to its clear base. I think I much prefer Inner Sparkle.
The other day, I also posted my May Ipsy glambag. I took advantage of one of the Ipsy deals for once and made a purchase with Pacifica. By stacking a few different coupons, I was able to get the Sea Foam Complete Face Wash, the Color Quench Lip Tint in sugared fig, and nine of the solid perfume samples all for under $20 and that was with free shipping! Yeah, I went a little overboard with the perfume samples.
I haven’t used any of the perfume samples yet nor the lip tint. The thing I was most excited about was the sea foam face wash. The product smells just like coconut and so yummy yet not overpowering. Out of the tube it is a gel that is a bit on the runny side but it lathers up nicely and, just like it claims, the product took off all of my makeup. My previous face washes also exfoliated but this doesn’t so I use a little bit of my Berry Grand super exfoliating beads from Avon.
I’ve only used it twice, before going to bed last night and when I woke up this morning. I don’t expect anything to happen but I’ll post again in the future to let you know how my skin reacts to this product. Retail I believe is $11 but you’ll get a greater deal just by watching out for coupons and purchasing it online like I did.
Did you use of of this month’s Ipsy deals? What did you grab up?