Sation White Sparkles & Finger Paints Such A Fake

Hi everyone!  Todays mani didn’t turn out exactly how I expected it to so my motto in those instances is “Glitter Makes Everything Better”!!

So I wanted to wear Sation White Sparkles which is a very, very sheer white shimmer with fine silver glitter.  I didn’t want it to be super stark, so I didn’t want to layer over a white, but I also didn’t want to do a million coats.  So I thought maybe a ridge filler would help make it more opaque with less coats.  Well, it did, but the ridge filler I chose to use is quite nude, so it turned my white base into a champagne color.  I really like it, but it needed something more, so, glitter to the rescue.  I saw Fingers Paints Such A Fake calling to me, and it really coordinated well with it.  Finger Paints Such A Fake is a clear base loaded with gold shimmer and multi colored shiny glitter in two sizes.  I am very happy with the way the mani turned out.  It’s really shiny in real life.

The formula for Sation White Sparkles is pretty good. Like I said, it is very sheer but I didn’t have a problem with streaks or anything.  I really like the Sation brushes. They are a great size for my fingers.

Finger Paints Such A Fake has a great formula too. You get perfect glitter distribution without even trying.  I did add a little thinner before I began.

It is so gloomy outside today. In fact as I went outside to take my pictures it just started to rain (so you may even see some raindrops on my fingers).  So the setting is very overcast. I did take one photo with the bathroom light even.

The photos have 1 coat of Deborah Lippmann Ridge Filler, 2 coats of Sation White Sparkles, 1 coat of Finger Paints Such A Fake on all but the middle finger and topcoat.

Onto the pictures…

Sation White Sparkles & Finger Paints Such A Fake

 
Overcast. indirect natural light…

Sation White Sparkles & Finger Paints Such A Fake

 

Sation White Sparkles & Finger Paints Such A Fake

 

Sation White Sparkles & Finger Paints Such A Fake

 

Sation White Sparkles & Finger Paints Such A Fake

A nice macro shot…

Sation White Sparkles & Finger Paints Such A Fake

This is the one taken under the bathroom light…

Sation White Sparkles & Finger Paints Such A Fake

Here is one coat of each on a piece of photo paper.  I like doing quick swatches on photo paper before I begin so I can see opacity, if there’s any formula issues, etc.  The polish doesn’t soak into the paper so it is perfect…

Finger Paints Such A Fake (top) & Sation White Sparkles (bottom)

 

Well, that’s it for today.
How do you salvage a mani that just didn’t turn out how you picture it in your head?  Let me know in the comments.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
The polish in this post is from my own collection and was purchased by me.

 

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