When life give you lemons, make lemonade right? My purple snow globe mani started chipping at the tips (*and play sad violin music here*). I was so in love with it and I didn’t have enough time to re-do a full mani that I did what any normal person would do– touched up the chips with more nail polish. This time around, instead of using Sally Hansen’s Snow Globe (because it doesn’t give much, if any, coverage) I broke out my Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle from the Selena Gomez Collection.
I do have to say, I think I love this mani even more now.
I work with my hands a lot (cooking, jewelry making, working with clay, other crafts with my daughter) and the last time I used this glitter polish for a mani it didn’t show any signs of wear by the time I took it off so this one is definitely lasting me until the weekend.
What do you think? Do you prefer the original mani or the revamp?
I swoon whenever I see beautifully done gradient/ombre manis. I tried once using the sponge method but it looked terrible and used way too much nail polish. Instead, I just brush on my colors that I want to use for a “gradient” look then cover it all up with glitter hoping to hide some of the harsh lines. Tricky, huh?
Today’s Monday Mani uses three different purple nail polishes and one glitter nailpolish. From my cuticle to tip of my nail, they are Revlon Enchanting, Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth, and Sinful Colors Candy Coated. The glitter I used is Sally Hansen Snow Globe that I just recently picked up. Sally Hansen’s Snow Globe is from the Complete Salon Manicure line. It’s a clear base with beautiful medium hex and tiny iridescent glitter. I’ve been dying to find one! It’s really beautiful in the bottle. Unfortunately, I didn’t look at swatches online before making the purchase though. While it’s absolutely breathtaking in the bottle, the glitter is sparse and I had to do a whole lot of fishing for the larger glitter just to get what you see on my nails. It’s a thicker formula than others that I’ve used but it applies quite beautifully and doesn’t take too long to dry. So my main gripe with it is just the amount of glitter. This is TWO coats of it.
I’m pretty pleased with my non-gradient gradient mani. I’ve been wearing my nails pink and/or mint so often that it’s nice to have a different color on my nails right now. Here’s a closer look at it: