Hi there 🙂 As it started getting colder and my mood started getting gloomier I really felt like doing a dark mani. I was really in the mood to wear black polish, which is unusual for me. I have nothing against black polish, but it isn’t the first colour I would reach for when I’m indecisive. I was mulling over how I could make black more interesting and knew it was the perfect opportunity to bring out some glitter! Glitter makes everything better, right? Well…it doesn’t make polish removal better, but usually it’s worth it 😉 Let me show you what I came up with.
I started off with a base coat to protect my nails. I painted 2 coats of essence black is back on all of my nails. This black isn’t super opaque, so you do need 2 coats to finish it off. On my ring nail I painted a coat of Sinful Colors Green Ocean. Drawing inspiration from the green and blue shift in the glitters and flakies, I decided rather than just use it over all my nails I would do some stamping to compliment it. I used my PUEEN 26 stamping plate with M Polish Pish Plashin’ Around (blue) and Get Lost (green) to stamp on my pinkie and index nails. On my middle nail I added a green and blue rhinestone. I sealed everything in with a coat of Seche Vite.
I was really planning on being lazy and just slapping on some black polish with glitter over it when I sat down to do this mani, but I sure was glad I got a jolt of inspiration from Green Ocean. I loved wearing this mani so much! I also happen to know that Green Ocean is my bestie, Pish Posh Polish‘s, favourite Sinful Colors polish…plus the blue stamping polish was named after her, so I dedicate this one to Pishy! I would love to hear your thoughts on this one in the comments below 🙂
Thanks for reading!
I have had Sinful Colors Green Ocean for the longest time. It was a gift from Ordinary Misfit for my last birthday. It is almost my birthday again, so I have had it for at least a year. I first fell in love with this sparkly topper when I saw it on Voni’s blog. It has been staring at me from my untried shelf for a long while and I have swatched it over a few colours on my nail wheel trying to find a nice combination that isn’t predictable. I tried it over lilac, nude and some other colours and I just didn’t like it over anything I tried. I knew it would look nice over black and green, so eventually I relented and predictably painted it over green. I don’t have very many greens, I have two minty shades which I am fond of and I reached for the one I haven’t used for a while.
I started off with my usual base coat of Tip Top Miraculous Results to protect my natural nails. I then painted two coats of Sinful Colors Mint Apple on all of my nails. I used Sinful Colors Green Ocean over the Mint Apple. I had to blob and spread the glitter for even distribution. Make sure all the flakes and shards of glitter are laying flat on your nail before you paint a top coat, otherwise they can be quite annoying. I placed an emerald green rhinestone on my ring and middle nails at the cuticle and sealed it all in with a coat of Seche Vite. The result:
These iridescent flakies and glitters flash from blue to green. It is truly gorgeous! I will definitely wear this over black or navy sometime in the future. In certain lights the rhinestones sort of blended into the nails and weren’t very obvious and I thought I might have chosen the wrong colour rhinestone to wear, but when the light hit them just right it looked stunning! This is a very quick and easy mani that I managed to do while my children were both home with me. Yes, okay, the baby was sleeping…but it didn’t take very long.
What do you think? Do you like this combination?