Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sea Urchin Fun

Hey everyone!  Here's a look at the mani I'm rockin at the moment!  My little Evan loves a new show on Disney called The Octonauts - and I happened to see a little sea urchin on one of the episodes!  
So here we go!!


I started with two coats of Barielle's A Bouquet for Ava for the ocean water, and Sinful Colors' Zeus for the urchins.


Zeus has an awesome formula and shine to it.  As far as A Bouquet for Ava?  I'm not crazy about it.  The formula is seriously thick, refuses to go on evenly, and dries with a borderline neon finish.  What's that about?!?  OH!  And if you happen to sneeze and get the tiniest bit on your skin ... congratulations!  You're skin is now stained with a less than delightful teal hue.  Grrrrrrreat.  But I do adore the color!


I applied a quick coat of SV over Zeus, and cut small pointed strips of scotch tape for the urchin design.  Once the tape was in place, I added a coat of A Bouquet for Ava, and removed the tape immediately.  Then I finished it off with a coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.


I used my dotting tool with Kiss Black & Kiss White to create the bubble design by first placing black dots on my nails, and then placing smaller white dots over the black.  I finished this off with a coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.


I hope you enjoy today's mani!  Sorry my Barielle rant was a bit lengthy.  I don't know if it's me, but I'm just not having a lot of luck with many of their polishes.  Has anyone else had this problem??  I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!!

Happy Painting!

Colors: Sinful Colors Zeus, Barielle A Bouquet for Ava, Kiss White, Kiss Black

17 comments:

  1. I think you've got Barielle Berry Blue on rather than A Bouquet for Ava. ABFA's a medium teal creme. Perhaps it's mislabelled?
    Love the mani though, Zeus is so pretty and the bubbles looks amazing!!

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    1. It's ABFA. I assure you. It is a medium teal
      creme.

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  2. That's really cool! I love this! Haven't tried Barielle though.

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  3. I love this, really simple but stands out.

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  4. I love this Barielle rant
    wish there were here in mexico ?
    i mush waith

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  5. This is a very pretty mani! And I totally agree about ABFA. It stained the crap out of my fingers when I took this off. I haven't really had issues with their polishes overall but a few have given me problems just with formula or application.

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    1. I honestly feel like drafting a strongly worded letter to Barielle!!

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  6. This is cute!
    My son loves Octonauts too =)

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  7. This is cute! Sucks about the staining though. Did it stain lots when you removed it? :(

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    1. It was HORRIBLE to remove!!! It took a ridiculous amount of time to get the staining off of my nails, cuticles, and fingers!!!

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  8. Awww Barielle sucks for me too! All their polishes are thick and runny but sheer at the same time for me. I gave up on buying anymore of their polishes no matter how pretty they may be.

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