Color Club Disco’s Not Dead + ILNP Brilliance

Hi, everyone! Straight onto it today so I can go clean (yay…).

Color Club Disco's Not Dead + ILNP Brilliance | Erin's Enamel

Color Club Disco’s Not Dead + ILNP Brilliance

I used two coats of Color Club Disco’s Not Dead. It’s a pastel yellow-orange from the Poptastic Pastel Neon collection. It could’ve used a third coat because it was still uneven at two, but since I was adding a topper, I didn’t worry about it.

Multichromes, or a multichrome flakie in this case, are really hard to photograph and show the range of colors! Anyway, this is one coat of ILNP Brilliance, which shifts from bright emerald green to olive to gold to pink/fuchsia. These flakies are so easy to apply. They spread really well and don’t clump.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

China Glaze Electric Nights Water Marble

Hi, all! I stayed up ridiculously late to watch the Ducks-Blackhawks game (as it went to nearly three full overtimes), and I’m paying for it today. So I have a really bright mani to perk me up a bit.

China Glaze Electric Nights Water Marble | Erin's Enamel

China Glaze Electric Nights Water Marble

I started with a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. Then I marbled using five colors from the Electric Nights collection: DJ Blue My Mind (an electric blue neon creme), Treble Maker (a grassy green neon creme), Daisy Know My Name? (a bright sunshine yellow neon creme), Home Sweet House Music (a pure orange neon creme), and Red-y to Rave (a pinkish-red neon creme).

China Glaze Electric Nights Water Marble | Erin's Enamel

China Glaze Electric Nights Water Marble

I had some serious issues with this marble. I couldn’t get the polish to spread at all. Then it dawned on me that, duh: fan going directly above where I was working. So after that, I had a tiny bit better luck. Except I was having terrible luck drawing the flower pattern, which is why I switched to the line/dart pattern.

China Glaze Electric Nights Water Marble | Erin's Enamel

China Glaze Electric Nights Water Marble

I ended up having to paint in a few spots around the edges of my nails and where bubbles popped. Unless you know where to look, you don’t really see it though. I definitely need more marbling practice (and filtered water. I forgot that bit until I was halfway through.) I do like this though.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

HPB Presents: May Flowers

Hi, everyone! Sorry for my prolonged absence. Variety of reasons that I won’t go into because that’s not what you’re here for, is it? :-) For today’s post, I have the monthly Hobby Polish Bloggers link-up, and this month’s theme is May Flowers! I had no idea what to do, so I hit up my trusty friend Google and found this lovely bright pastel flower pattern. Let’s see how my recreation turned out!

 

HPB Presents: May Flowers | Erin's Enamel

HPB Presents: May Flowers

HPB Presents: May Flowers | Erin's Enamel

HPB Presents: May Flowers

I started this mani with a base of Zoya Seraphina, a soft silver glass fleck. This was two coats, but if I was wearing it on its own, I might have done three because there was a bit of unevenness in some spots. Then I painted on the gray background flowers using Zoya Tove, a cement gray that has a satin matte finish, and my smallest detail brush.

HPB Presents: May Flowers | Erin's Enamel

HPB Presents: May Flowers

I added the rest of the flowers using, in this order:

  • Zoya Blu (very pale sky blue creme)
  • Zoya Rayne (light aqua blue with turquoise shimmer)
  • Zoya Gie Gie (pale pink with icy silver shimmer)
  • Zoya Eden (medium pink creme)
  • Zoya Marley (pale lavender with pearly shimmer)
  • Zoya Hudson (medium orchid purple with silver shimmer)
HPB Presents: May Flowers | Erin's Enamel

HPB Presents: May Flowers

I finished off the solid flowers using Zoya Raven to outline. I’m pretty pleased with how these turned out, especially that it’s been months since I’ve done anything more than paint on one color and maybe add a glitter topper.

Be sure hit the link below to check out all of the rest of the HPB May Flowers manis!

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

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!

Midnight Fairy | Erin's Enamel

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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