It’s absolutely no secret that I have a crush on Flakey top coats and glitters and if there is one thing I love about flakies, it’s that I can use different base coats to create various looks. Today I decided I would go with a black base and use different flake toppers to create a “fall leaves” inspired nail look. Here is the result for my nails of the day.
To create this nail look I used Sinful Color’s Black on Black as the base shade. Then I took turns topping each nail with the three flakey polishes I had… starting with Zoya’s Opal, then ELF’s Fairy and lastly Maybelline Color Show’s Diamond in the Rough. To complete the look I topped my nails off with Ciate’s Speed Dry Top Coat.
What are your favorite flakey polishes? Are there any brands or specific colors that you like and are interested in? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to check them out.
I am a purple addict! Yes – commit me if you must… but it is true and if you have been following my blog at all – you already know this. lol I have loved purple most of my life, though my mom said my favorite color when I was a little girl was brown – oi… brown. She said I colored everything in color books brown so she assumed it was my favorite. Nonetheless, I digress and moved on to bigger and better things. lol In this weeks mani I wanted to rock out a super simple nail look that was both show stopping but wearable and I needed it to dry swiftly because I was impatient to wait for it set. So read on for what I used to create my nails of the week.
The two purple shades I chose are probably two of my favorites in my entire nail polish collection. I picked up my first bottle of Paradise (by Nubar) before I even had my twins (over 4 years ago) and the bottle I’m holding in my photo is my third of this shade. This Duo chrome is absolutely gorgeous and I found that topping it with Maybelline Color Show’s Diamond in the Rough made a great combination. Of course, anyone that is close to me knows that China Glaze’s IDK is a Holy Grail for me. I haven’t been seeing it in my local beauty supply stores and I’m a bit worried that it may be only available on Amazon – but I have back ups just in case… because it is my FAVORITE Purple EVER.
Flakey Topper – Maybelline Color Show Diamond in the Rough
Base Coat – Julep Nail Therapy
Top Coat – Ciate London Speed Coat Pro Fast Dry top coat
I know I’m a purple addict – but purple and gold seriously has stolen my heart. I can’t help it – I know I’ll be rocking out these nails all spring and summer as I do all year round. lol What colors will be your favorites for the season?
The last few days had me rummaging through my nail polish stash looking for a nice Orange shade that I knew I wanted to wear – especially now that it is spring. Considering I have a reasonably large collection of polishes, I assumed I would find a shade that fit my fancy – but I guess that wasn’t the case. Luckily – I came across the shade Pretty In Peach by Maybelline Color Show Collection at my local CVS and since the polish was under $4.00 – it was my first choice over other brands like Essie and Sally Hansen which was a good $5.00 more in price.
I have been pretty impressed with the Maybelline Color Show Nail polishes lately. I now have 4 of them, 3 of which are toppers – but still… I’m pretty happy with their color payoff as well as their price point. I’m excited to pick up a few more shades and test them out.
To achieve this nail look I used Pretty in Peach (Maybelline Color Show – 115) as my base polish – 2 coats total and topped it off with Ciate London’s Speed Coat Pro fast dry top coat. Of course, I used my Ciate London Flower Mani kit to add the little flowers as my accent nail. The Pretty in Peach shade was pretty opaque with two coats – which is awesome.
Have you tried any polishes from Maybelline Color Show? Are any of them going to be a favorite for Spring?