Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pretty Sparkly(?) Palate Cleanser

Hi! I have just a quick post for you today, because I need to get back to studying for my accounting test tomorrow. I don't often have those moments where I need a "palate cleanser" mani so to speak, but a while back after a fairly intense glitterbomb (that took no less than an hour to remove, I am not kidding you) I was in need of a break.

I started out with a base of Essie Adore-a-ball, which is an extremely sheer peachy-pink shade perfect for French manicures. It was a little tough to apply but I found that with a reasonably steady hand I could do just one coat without any streaks, which was nice (and rare for this type of color) because I found 2 coats a bit pinker and more opaque than what I wanted. However, I suppose my frustration with glitter evaporated quite quickly because I found it pretty but boring, and in need of a little pizzazz :) I carefully applied OPI Teenage Dream to my tips. I wanted it to have a jagged edgy look (kind of like icicles) instead of a neat edge. And after that, I still felt it was missing something, so I added some holo sparkle to my ring finger with Lynnderella Shapeshifter

indoors, artificial light
On my nails:
1 coat Seche Clear
1 coat Essie Adore-a-ball
1 coat (on tips) OPI Teenage Dream
1 coat (carefully dabbed on accent finger) Lynnderella Shapeshifter
1 coat Seche Vite

 I really like this look, as it was fairly low-key while still both hiding my yucky yellow-stained nails and also having some fun sparkle. I don't do manis like this often but once in awhile they are quite nice.

sparkly closeup :)
You can find Lynnderella polishes at her eBay store~

Have a great day!♥


  1. So simple and pretty! I really like this, I shall attempt this soon.