Friday, March 16, 2012

How about a St. Patty's Day mani I wore in December...

Hello Lovelies! It's Friday and normally I'm very excited for the weekend but for some reason I'm feeling a little down in the dumps this week. Most likely it is stress related and it will pass, I just feel so overwhelmed with everything. Anywho! I'm planning a spectacular watermarble for St. Patrick's Day that I'll be executing this evening. I wanted to do it this morning but didn't have time for more than testing my polish selection. This will be my first attempt at a watermarble so keep your fingers crossed for me!

So, In the spirit of St. Patty's Day (and finishing off my old draft posts before they get lost to blogger oblivion) I'm going to show you guys a layering mani I did around the end of December. I was in Walgreens just window shopping and I saw this amazingly deep green creme sitting all by it's lonesome in a display full of non-holiday colors. SNAG, Last Chance is mine! It looked thin when I opened the bottle so I thought it might be a jelly... and I was excited. I've read some reviews saying it is a creme, but my bottle leans very heavily in the jelly direction. On the same day I also snatched up San Francisco, an emerald green shimmer.

Sinful Colors - Last Chance

Sinful Colors - Last Chance 

Unfortunately, application of Last Chance was a total bear. It was both thin AND thick at the same time, completely unmanageable. It was streaky and left a ton of bald spots. A second generous coat (because I had no choice really) filled in the bald spots but was also a pain to apply. I was super careful around my cuticles too, because cleanup was next to impossible. You can sort of see areas where I couldn't get the green off of my skin. I've heard that the formula on this is supposed to be good so I'm not sure if it was my bottle or the fact that it was quite cold and dry in my house during application.

Last Chance did dry super shiny as you can see, I'm not wearing top coat in these photos. I stand by my original thought that this is a jelly, but it stands to reason that this is possibly a jelly-creme.


Sinful Colors - Last Chance 

Sinful Colors - San Francisco over Last Chance

San Francisco is incredibly sheer so I applied a single coat over Last Chance to give me this shimmering emerald beauty. The formula (besides the severe sheerness) of San Francisco more than made up for the nightmare I endured with Last Chance.

Sinful Colors - San Francisco over Last Chance 

Sinful Colors - San Francisco over Last Chance 

And, finally, because I can't leave well enough alone... I layered a single coat of Flecked over the whole thing. Flecked is a predominantly green with a shift to blue flakie. Like all the rest of the FP flakies, Flecked was pretty sparse in application and could have used another coat. Isn't it purdy??

Finger Paints - Flecked over Sinful Colors - San Francisco over Last Chance


Finger Paints - Flecked over Sinful Colors - San Francisco over Last Chance 

Well, there you have it, my pre-St. Patty's Day draft post mani! Even though the application of Last Chance was terrible, I will give it another chance. It's just too pretty not to. Have a happy and safe celebration this weekend! Did I mention before that I'm Irish? ;)


2 comments:

  1. that final combo is stunning! i keep hearing/seeing last chance but damned if i can ever find it!

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    1. Thank you! I *just* saw one in Walgreens yesterday! It was with all the leftover St. Patrick's Day SC's.

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