Saturday, 27 April 2013

Skittlette with nearly neutral shades

For my weekly Skittlette I wanted to stay while not totally true though related at least with my Neutral Shades themed week:

The Cast:

From left: Opi Solitaire, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pink Satin, Essie Don't Sweater It

The recipe:
Pinkie: two coats of Opi Solitaire
Ring: one coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pink Satin, one layer Top Coat, one coat of Pink Satin
Middle and Index: two coats of Essie Don't Sweater it adorned with square studs I got from Pshiiit Boutique.

Some more details "how to":
I followed the advice of Marta from ChitChat Nails to apply the studs while the second coat of the color polish is not yet entirely dry and sealed them with Top Coat to the mani. For me this worked fine but I have to admit it did not really had to undergo any hard wear test.

For my ring finger I tried a new to me method to apply metallic polish.
  • One coat of my standard Base Coat Essence XXL Nail Thickener
  • One coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pink Satin
  • One Coat of Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer
  • waiting...waiting...waiting
  • One Coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pink Satin
  • DANG - no ridges visible anymore, just a smooth metallic finish

I used Essence XXL Nail Thickener as Base Coat and Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer "back and front" so to say.

I got Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pink Satin from my lovely friend Liesl from Liesl Loves Pretty Things , I ordered Opi Solitaire from Nail Etc.

I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for visiting!!!


  1. You are starting to get a name for yourself with your gorgeous skittlettes, sis :) I love your play on textures here. The color grouping keeps it on the subtle side... Well done, C ♥♥ Awesome that you found such a great technique for applying metallics, too, Pink Satin looks perfect on you!

    1. Hi sis, OMG - I was floored by your comment - you are too sweet - thank you, thank you, thank you so much xxx!!! I am so glad you like my combination of textures - I am a klutz at nailart, so I have to compensate somehow - LOL!!! Pink Satin is a gorgeous - I plan to do some French Tips with it soon ;-)!!!

  2. Hi Süsse! What a gorgeous skittlette! Love the colors! And lots of different finishes too ;)
    Take care! Must dash off to bed now. Another loooong working day is waiting for me tomorrow...
    Küsschen!! xxx

    1. Hi lovey, how is your Sunday going? I just finished a swatch-a-ton!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment - I am so happy you like it. I tried stamping but it did not seem to be the day for it, smudges, blotches, take your pick, I managed them all :-S!!! I hope you soon will have a relaxing evening - Küsschen <3

  3. Hi Christine! Another cute skittlette! I just love the colors you put together. Hope your weekend has been great! :-)

    ~ Yun