Midnight Fairy (franken)

Hi, everyone! I hope those of you in the Northeast are staying as safe and warm as you possibly can with the blizzard. Today I have a franken that my lovely sister named Midnight Fairy!

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Midnight Fairy

I made this quite some time ago when my mom got me a third bottle of Sinful Colors Nail Junkie. I added some red and apparently some kind of flakie (you can see some on my index and middle fingers). The end result is a gorgeous indigo with lots of color shifting shimmer.

Midnight Fairy | Erin's Enamel

Midnight Fairy

It took three coats for full opacity, even though it seemed relatively thick going on. That was weird. Who cares, though, when the end result is this pretty!!

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Coastal Scents Hot Pots Swatches, Part 2

Hi, everyone! I totally dropped the ball on posting (and replying to comments – getting on that as soon as this goes live!) this week. Sorry for that! Let’s take a look at some more Coastal Scents Hot Pots swatches, this time pinks and neutrals! The format is the same as in my previous post; swatches are done with a brush on bare skin, no primer.

Coastal Scents Hot Pots in 12 Well Interchangeable Palette | Erin's Enamel

Coastal Scents Hot Pots in 12 Well Interchangeable Palette

Hit the jump to check out my swatches and thoughts about these colors!

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Coastal Scents Hot Pots Swatches

Hi, everyone! I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am so glad that it’s Friday, just so I can sleep in tomorrow morning. :-D Anyway, I’m still thoroughly enjoying the mani from my last post, so I decided to put up some eyeshadow swatches today. I have 12 colors from Coastal Scents’ “Hot Pots” line of eyeshadow singles, which I’ve put into one of their 12 well interchangeable palettes.

For the record, all swatches were done without primer. In the swatch photos, they appear in the same order from left to right as they do in the palette.

Coastal Scents Hot Pots in 12 Well Interchangeable Palette | Erin's Enamel

Coastal Scents Hot Pots in 12 Well Interchangeable Palette

The palette is magnetized, so the shadows absolutely do not go anywhere. There is also a full mirror in the lid, which you can just see at the top of the pic. The Hot Pots are $1.95 each, but Coastal Scents has relatively frequent sales. Each pot is about an inch in diameter and holds .05 oz of product. Keep reading below to see the names of each shade and my thoughts.

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Zoya Trixie + Hard Candy Bachelor Party

Hi, everyone! Halfway to the weekend!

Zoya Trixie + Hard Candy Bachelor Party | Erin's Enamel

Zoya Trixie + Hard Candy Bachelor Party

I started off with a base of two coats of Zoya Trixie. It’s a fairly standard silver metallic, but it’s not brush-strokey at all. Trixie is a bit on the thinner side, so it tried to flood my cuticles a bit.

Zoya Trixie + Hard Candy Bachelor Party | Erin's Enamel

Zoya Trixie + Hard Candy Bachelor Party

I added a coat of Hard Candy Bachelor Party, which has various sizes of electric blue and black hex glitter. This was so much easier to apply than Maybelline Drops of Jade. I had to do a little bit of dabbing, but for the most part, it distributed itself very well with light, even strokes.

Sorry for the short post again. I’m yawning my fool head off as I write this so I’m off to bed.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Milani Showy Sea-Green + Hard Candy Mom & Pop

Today has seriously been a Monday, so let’s just go straight to the polish.

Milani Showy Sea-Green + Hard Candy Mom & Pop | Erin's Enamel

Milani Showy Sea-Green + Hard Candy Mom & Pop

Milani Showy Sea-Green is a medium grass green creme (and pretty much a dead-on dupe for Zoya Josie). This was two coats, although it nearly needed a third. It’s a very pretty shade of green, and although it looks kinda like it, it didn’t actually give me lobster hands.

Milani Showy Sea-Green + Hard Candy Mom & Pop | Erin's Enamel

Milani Showy Sea-Green + Hard Candy Mom & Pop

I added a coat of Hard Candy Mom & Pop, which is light green, pale yellow, light orange, and gold holo glitter in a clear base. This required a light hand and a lot of maneuvering to get the glitter relatively evenly dispersed.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Maybelline Drops of Jade

Quick post since it’s so late…

Maybelline Drops of Jade | Erin's Enamel

Maybelline Drops of Jade

Maybelline Drops of Jade is a soft jade green jelly with multi-sized black and white hex glitter. It’s basically a jelly sandwich in a bottle. Unfortunately, it has a seriously PITA formula. Thick to the point of getting stringy, glitter that was prone to clumping, and it kept pulling back at the tips. The next time I wear it, I’ll try adding some thinner and putting it over a matching base color so I only have to do one coat.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

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