Friday, June 6, 2014

Aqua Sparkle Nails

HELLLLLLO Friday! If all has gone according to plan, I am on my way to Massachusetts right now. AKA spending an entire day hating my life. (Please see here for a few reasons why traveling can bite my butt.)

Despite the "getting there" part, which sucks, so many wonderful things await me upon my arrival in MA:
  • Dunkin Donuts. Nuff said.
  • My brother, who will pick me up from the airport and house me for the night at his apartment
  • The rest of my family, who I'll see tomorrow afternoon after I finish my trek from eastern Mass to western Mass
  • Babies: People have had babies since the last time I was home. I'm gonna squeeze some cheeks.
  • A wedding!! My friends Kim and Sam will be getting their nups (nuptials?) on next weekend
  • A bachelorette weekend! My friend Abigail is engaaaaaged and we're celebrating with a weekend in a beachy town in Maine, the weekend after next
Anyway! On to zeeee nails!

I've been itching to use my Nicole by OPI Gumdrops Blue-Berry Sweet On You nail polish again, and just needed to choose a fabulous polish to pair it with. I chose an aqua-inspired glittery polish from Sinful Colors which had been in my stash for several months without me so much as glancing at it. WHAT'S MY PROBLEM? The glitter polish, called Nail Junkie, is a translucent teal base with a lovely amount of holographic glitter rounds in it - some small and some extra small. The polish kind of reminds me of a mermaid.

Excluding my ring fingers, I applied two coats of the Gumdrops polish to all of my nails - a dusty, periwinkle blue textured polish which is also chock-full of blue-leaning holographic glitter specks. I absolutely LOVE this polish - it applies gorgeously and has a thick brush head for easy application. It dries to a rough, sandpapery finish, but not rough enough that it catches on anything.

On my ring fingers I started with two coats of Moonlit Woods, a periwinkle blue Revlon Parfumerie polish that is essentially identical to Blue-Berry Sweet On You, minus the holo glitter and texture. Over Moonlit, I applied two coats of the Nail Junkie glitter. Sidebar:  Nail Junkie, I just realized, looks a bit like Mermaid Tale by ORLY - which Jennie just showed off last week on her blog, if you want to check that out!

I hope you don't mind, but I may just go radio silent for the next couple of weeks while I'm home. You will survive my absence though - I totally promise.

What are you rocking on your nails today?
Have you tried any of these Gumdrops polishes?
Any trips in your near future?

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  1. I love all the sparkles! Pretty!

  2. Holy guaco-freaking-mole!! I can't even handle this mani! THE SPARKLES! THE SPARKLES! THE SPARKLES! Your fourth picture could be an ad, girl. For reals. What's happening with your photos lately? Have you gotten a new camera or a light box or something? You've always had great photos but you've upped your game lately and I'm loving it! Almost as much as this mani. Seriously, it's like the greatest all-glitter ever. Thanks for the shout-out, too! *mermaid tail bump*
    And have the best trip ever! Err…after you actually GET there, that is. ;)

  3. these are SO AWESOME. and i hope you have all the fun times you can handle while you're at home.
    i hate seat space hoggers too. but i've flown SO many times the last two years that i've learned to deal and i have a pretty set routine of getting to the airport, how to be a good seatmate on the plane and getting my bags.
    the thing i hate the MOST is how flying f*cks up my eating schedule.

    1. I compleeeeetely agree about the eating schedule. Eating from vending machines and airport fast food places all day is a great way to feel like crap the next day!

  4. Very pretty colors. Have fun in MA, I'm from there. We might be heading to Salem tomorrow.

    1. Thanks Kimberly! Hope you had fun in Salem :)

  5. I really like the texture of the ring finger color!

    1. Me too - so glad I finally tried this polish!

  6. I love all those shades of blue!! They're all so sparkly like diamonds, so fabulous looking haha. I'm throwing a bachelorette party for my friend within this year, kinda excited for my first one!!

    Macarons and Mischief

  7. Oh I love this!!! Have so much fun while you're home, k? Also--I love nail junkie!

  8. I love this shade of blue! So pretty! And that's awesome that it has enough glitter you only have to do 2 coats... revolutionary! Haha



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