Sephora by OPI Go My Own Way + FingerPaints Peacock Portrait

Hi, all! Sorry that I’m a little on the late side today. It’s been an ugh kind of day. Anyway, today I have Sephora by OPI Go My Own Way + FingerPaints Peacock Portrait.

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Sephora by OPI Go My Own Way + FingerPaints Peacock Portrait

Sephora by OPI Go My Own Way is a deep smoky navy with brighter blue shimmer (which I didn’t get a pic of on its own). The formula on this is absolute crap. It took three coats to get to a decent opacity. It was also really runny and tried to flood my cuticles a lot. I do that well enough on my own without help from the polish!

Sephora by OPI Go My Own Way + FingerPaints Peacock Portrait | Erin's Enamel

Sephora by OPI Go My Own Way + FingerPaints Peacock Portrait

FingerPaints Peacock Portrait has silver holographic microglitter, small blue hex glitter, and larger blue and green hex glitter in a clear base. Using it was a much more pleasant experience that GMOW. This is one coat that flowed on with very little dabbing required. If you look closely at my ring finger, you can see a bit of the rainbow from the holo glitter.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns

Hi, all! Today, I have China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns from the Sea Goddess collection.

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China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns

China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns is a seafoam-ish green with teal glitter. When this polish came out, it was not very well-received, especially with regard to the formula. I didn’t have much of an issue though. I did three coats , as thin as I could get them. I also waited a long time between coats and used a super light touch.

China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns | Erin's Enamel

China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns

The color of this reminds me of sea glass. I unequivocally love this polish. It’s textured, but it’s not super rough and I didn’t really experience it snagging on anything.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

FingerPaints Wine at the Gallery + Silly Bee’s Chickadees Steph’s Toy Chest

Happy Friday! Today I have another seasonally inappropriate combo for you all!

FingerPaints Wine at the Gallery | Erin's Enamel

FingerPaints Wine at the Gallery

FingerPaints Wine at the Gallery is a deep red wine with some light gold shimmer. It’s 2 coats here. I got this on clearance a while back when FingerPaints was doing their redesign, so I don’t know if this color is available any more.

FingerPaints Wine at the Gallery + Silly Bee's Chickadees Steph's Toy Chest | Erin's Enamel

FingerPaints Wine at the Gallery + Silly Bee’s Chickadees Steph’s Toy Chest

Silly Bee’s Chickadees Steph’s Toy Chest is a glitter topper that tiny gold glitter and various sizes of circle glitters in red, green, and lilac. This was one coat with a fair bit of dabbing. I actually won this last year from Steph at Imperfectly Painted, who it was created with.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Salon Perfect Raisin the Roof + FingerPaints Vivid Reflections

Straight on to the polish today!

Salon Perfect Raisin the Roof | Erin's Enamel

Salon Perfect Raisin the Roof

Salon Perfect Raisin the Roof is a super dark raisin purple with gold shimmer. This was two coats, although if you’re careful, you can get away with one. I like this color, but it’s so dark that it looks black in most lighting.

Salon Perfect Raisin the Roof + FingerPaints Vivid Reflection | Erin's Enamel

Salon Perfect Raisin the Roof + FingerPaints Vivid Reflection

This is two coats of FingerPaints Vivid Reflection over Raisin the Roof. There are pastel orange, pink, and purple flakies in a clear base. When this collection came out, there were a lot of complaints about how the flakes were too pale and it was hard to find a base color that they worked over. I didn’t have that problem with any of them, though. *shrug*

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

KBShimmer Merry Pinkmas

HI! It has been three months since my last post (and another month before that…), and I am terribly sorry for that (see the end of the post for more about that). But I’m back again! So let’s get to it with KBShimmer Merry Pinkmas!

KBShimmer Merry Pinkmas | Erin's Enamel

KBShimmer Merry Pinkmas

KBShimmer Merry Pinkmas is from the Winter 2013 Blogger Collection. This one was made with Cristina from Let Them Have Polish. It’s a bubblegum pink jelly-creme with a whole lotta glitter: pink, silver, yellow, green, and red in variously sized bars, circles, squares, and hexes.

KBShimmer Merry Pinkmas | Erin's Enamel

KBShimmer Merry Pinkmas

This was three coats with some dabbing and pushing the glitters into place. The glitter did want to clump up a bit in some places, which you can see on my middle finger, but it wasn’t anything too bad. I don’t see this on the KBShimmer website any more, but if you like it, you might be able to find it on eBay or a blog sale.

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Studio Gear Cosmetics CC Cream Swatches + Review

*Products provided by BrandBacker for my unbiased review*

Hi, all! So… it’s been a while. Sorry about that. But I’m back today with a review of Studio Gear‘s CC Cream!

Studio Gear CC Cream (Box) - Erin's Enamel

Studio Gear CC Cream (Box)

Studio Gear CC Cream (Tube) - Erin's Enamel

Studio Gear CC Cream (Tube)

The black and silvery box houses a 1 oz tube. I have the shade Linen, which is the lightest of three shades. Can I just say how much I appreciate that, with the design of the tube, all the product flows toward the bottom? I hate when companies make it hard to use up the entire tube.

Studio Gear CC Cream (Unblended) - Erin's Enamel

Studio Gear CC Cream (Unblended)

The CC Cream comes out of the tube as a whitish cream with little beige spots, which are what Studio Gear calls “micro-encapsulated pigments.”

Studio Gear CC Cream (Partially Blended) - Erin's Enamel

Studio Gear CC Cream (Partially Blended)

As you start to blend it out, the pigments start to blend in with the base, and it becomes the tinted cream.

Studio Gear CC Cream (Fully Blended) - Erin's Enamel

Studio Gear CC Cream (Fully Blended)

Here it is, fully blended out. This shade was just a tiny bit too dark and too warm for my skin tone, so fairer ladies might find that this doesn’t work for them. It blended out really nicely and provided a light level of coverage, enough to even out some of the redness in my cheeks without feeling like a heavy mask. When I tested this on my face, I didn’t notice any settling into my pores. The cream didn’t blur them out like some foundations can, but it also didn’t make them any more noticeable.

The only real downside is the strong smell of sunscreen. The CC Cream includes SPF 20, which is great for protection, but it has a very, very strong scent that lingers for quite some time.

You can buy the Studio Gear CC Cream on the Studio Gear website here. Use the code bloggercc for 10% off your order! And follow Studio Gear on all of their social networks!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StudioGearCosmetics
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Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/studiogear
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/studiogearcosmetics

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Color Club Bright Night + Sephora by OPI Flurry Up!

Hi, all! Just a quick post today to share the mani I wore last Friday to my niece’s archery tournament!

Color Club Bright Night + Sephora by OPI Flurry Up! - Erin's Enamel

Color Club Bright Night + Sephora by OPI Flurry Up!

Color Club Bright Night, which I’ve shown before, is a vibrant, saturated cobalt blue creme. As before, this was two coats with flawless application. I added a coat of Sephora by OPI Flurry Up!, which has a couple different sizes of bright silver glitter in a clear base. It’s not very dense, so it did require a bit of dabbing and pushing in order to get it somewhat decently spread out. It’s a very simple layering combination, but it was quite pretty. :-)

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Neutral stripes with Julep and Oriflame

Hi, all! I am so ready for it to be next week (spring break, along with a few other reasons). Anyway, today I have a neutral striping tape look featuring Julep and Oriflame.

Julep Abigail - Erin's Enamel

Julep Abigail

Julep Abigail is a soft shell pink with a satin finish. They call it silk, but same difference really. This is two coats, and it applied fairly well.

 

Julep Abigail (top coated) - Erin's Enamel

Julep Abigail (top coated)

I despise the Julep bottles. They are tall and skinny, so every time I dipped the brush in, I felt like I was going to tip it over. Because of the height of the bottle, the brush is quite long, and the bristles tend to get flooded with polish as a result (even when I thought I wiped it off well enough). I also don’t think that the polishes are worth anywhere near what they cost. Regular price is $14, and they are only 8ml/.27 oz.

Sorry, that turned into a bit of a rant. I will refrain from further comment about Julep and get back to my NOTD.

Julep Abigail + Oriflame Daring Brown - Erin's Enamel

Julep Abigail + Oriflame Daring Brown

Oriflame Daring Brown is a deep mushroom brown creme. It’s not really what I would call daring, but it’s a nice shade nonetheless. I actually won this in a giveaway, along with a couple shades of red, from Sophie at My Awesome Beauty. I didn’t have any issues with application besides not sticking my tape down enough and the color bleeding under.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

FingerPaints Go Baroque

Hi, everyone! I have a super sparkly glitter from FingerPaints today!

FingerPaints Go Baroque - Erin's Enamel

FingerPaints Go Baroque

FingerPaints Go Baroque has superfine gold shimmer, small gold hex glitter, and larger light pink hex glitter. I put on three coats, but with slightly thicker application, I could’ve done just two. The base is clear, but the glitter is so reflective that it reads as opaque.  The cool thing was that I was laying on the couch reading and the sun was reflecting off my nails like they were a disco ball. :-) That reflectiveness is why my pics are a little darker than usual, by the way.

FingerPaints Go Baroque - Erin's Enamel

FingerPaints Go Baroque

The bad news about this is it chipped in a day. Half of my index finger was gone, and I don’t remember doing anything to cause it. I’ve never had that problem with any of the other FingerPaints I have, so I don’t know what caused it this time.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

China Glaze Flip-Flop Fantasy + Cracked Concrete

Hi, all! I have a couple older polishes from China Glaze to share today, that, put together, equal full-on 90s.

China Glaze Flip-Flop Fantasy - Erin's Enamel

China Glaze Flip-Flop Fantasy

China Glaze Flip-Flop Fantasy is a bright orange-reddish coral neon. It is so much brighter than what my pic shows. This is three coats because there was still some streakiness at two coats. I’m pretty sure that this exact color appears in a few of the fabrics that my mom has leftover from making clothes for me and my sisters in the early 90s.

China Glaze Flip-Flop Fantasy + Cracked Concrete - Erin's Enamel

China Glaze Flip-Flop Fantasy + Cracked Concrete

China Glaze Cracked Concrete is a medium gray creme, in crackle form. I got this for a buck or so in a Sally Beauty Red Tag Clearance, and it’s been an untried since then. Since crackle polishes first came out in the 90s, how could I resist putting these two together?!

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

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