Today’s Mani: my first skittlette!
polishes used: Orly Bonder on all, 3 coats Orly Melt Your Popsicle on thumbs and pinkies, 3 coats Revlon Superpowered on indexes, 2 coats Orly Royal Navy on middle fingers & dotted with Melt Your Popsicle, Seche Vite on all.
Guess I’ve been in an Orly mood lately; my Easter mani was an Orly polish and I used 3 Orly polishes for this ‘un! Huh.
Anywho, a skittlette is apparently a design in which you use one color on your thumb + pinky, another on your index, and then a design incorporating at least one of those colors on your middle fingers.
or something like that i dunno. I TRIED. As you can see I decided on a dotting design on my middle fingers. This was my first time using a dotting tool so it’s not perfect, but eh. *shrug*
Orly Melt Your Popsicle has an obnoxious hair metal lyric-sounding name (picture the dude from Whitesnake singing OOOOO U MELT MY POPSICLE BABBY~~~) and it is a neon orange. Like all neons, it dries to a satiny finish and is rather jelly-like in consistency. 100% opacity isn’t reached in three coats but it’s even-looking at 3, so good enough for me. Using white under neons just makes them look streaky for me for some reason. :( Anywho it also dried quickly and wasn’t too runny. Very nice formula, especially for a neon.
Orly Royal Navy is a blue polish with teal glass flecks. It dries to a matte finish. It’s a pretty thick polish, but I didn’t have much trouble applying it and it dried on the quick side of average. I might thin it out later anyway.
Lastly, Revlon Superpowered is a limited edition color! It’s a blue with subtle blue-to-pink duochrome glass flecks in it. In the bottle these flecks even turn green, but that didn’t show up on the nail. Still cool though! A little slower drying than the other two polishes i used, but nice consistency-wise.
Wow this is the first actual nail polish review-type thing I’ve done in awhile! Am I getting my groove back…? ha ha.
One-coat-each swatches of my Ulta haul from today, minus some of the ones I used for my mani!
Top picture from left to right is Zoya Dillon & Rebel, Revlon Superpowered, and Essence L.O.L… which is a stupid name, so I call it Wasabi. Because it is the color of Wasabi. ;p
The bottom picture are all little minis that came in one Ulta set. Which was only three bucks on discount. 8) I am most interested in the one on my pinky.
First one is 3 coats of Funky Fingers Mint Chip, which was a NIGHTMARE to remove. Like even more so than normal glitter polishes. I have no clue why. The glitters also tend to sink to the bottom rather quickly so that was rather interesting.
Second mani is two coats of Sinful Colors Rich in Heart topped with Above the Curve LeeLoo! I loved this mani. No problems with either polish whatsoever.
Lastly, my Easter mani, 2 coats Orly Milky Way, matte. This is a really thick polish but it dries surprisingly quickly and is opaque in two coats so eh. Not too much of a problem. It’s also that thick because there is a BUNCH of glitter in it. I think I’d change the glitter:base ratio a bit so there’d be more base and less glitter but that’s just me.
2 coats of Pahlish Shadows Grow So Long (part of their March duo)
1 coat of Essie No More Film
1 coat of Pahlish Fireflies Under the Pines (other part of March duo)
I was curious what the glitter topper part of Pahlish’s March duo would look over a darker color but also wanted to use it with its original partner, so this mani happened! I think it actually looks better over No More Film than over Shadows Grow So Long, but not by too much! :)
And I love it. Like this is my favorite mani I’ve done in quite awhile. Every polish used applied very well too. It didn’t take nearly as much time to do as I thought it would!
2 coats Scofflaw Varnish Chromosaurus Hex
…meh. And by the way, that ‘meh’ is one of personal preference. The formula was great, as Scofflaw polishes tend to be. It just reminds me too much of Picture Polish Imperial, but more dreary. Plus, I’m just not a fan of taupe-ish colors. I bet lots of people will love it. I’m just not one of ‘em. <:)
Dance Legend Flakie over two coats of (the now defunct) Sephora-By-OPI Go My Own Way; matted.
Go My Own Way is a really boring dark blue metallic shimmer. MEH. I just wore it because it was sitting in my untrieds pile. Probably cause I knew it was gonna be boring. It did get that Fleetwood Mac song in my head though, which isn’t too bad. v :) v
However, the Dance Legend flakie is really reminiscent of those old Finger Paint flakies and definitely spices things up! 8) Oddly, the flakie smelled like Seche Vite (which has toluene in it), but Knight (the awesome multichrome in the post before this) did not have that toluene smell. Hm. Maybe the flakie came out earlier than Knight, and Dance Legend used to not be 3-free and now is? Hmmmm. *shrug*
2 coats of Dance Legend Knight over a black creme
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a brass-to-gold-to-blue multichrome before! Very nice. Not too brush-strokey and nice drying time and consistency, too.
Color4Nails is where I got my two Dance Legends (this one— Knight— and a rather Finger Paints-reminiscent flakie) and I definitely recommend them. Very fast shipping, good prices, and no-frills competent packaging.
2 coats of Scofflaw Varnish Wraith Pinned to the Mist!
This reminds me of Butter London Two Finger Salute, but more complex and awesome (more types of flecks and flakies, some shimmer, etc). See them gold flakies? Yaaaaas. This is one of those polishes that looks just as awesome in the shade as it does in the sun, and for different reasons.
The application was very good as well, which I’ve come to expect from Scofflaw anyway. I thought I’d need three coats of this since one coat was sheer and a little streaky, but two was perfect! I just needed to touch up my right thumb a little bit, but that’s because I’m right handed and thus my right hand tends to be kinda… funky still. Ha.
(also yes my cuticles are still beat the hell up from this past winter. Need to find my cuticle cream i guess… meeehhhhhh)