Nail Polish Lottery Club–Week 77

So very often I talk about the application process and my overall impressions of the nail polish, but I never talk about how it is to take the nail polish off… if it stains, does it require a special removal technique, well starting next week I will be added those things to the blog,  so as some of you remember, last week I wore Color Me Monthly’s Candied Clementine a nail polish that I wasn’t really all that excited about, but I will say that removal of this polish was a  breeze, there was absolutely no staining which is always a good thing …

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 66

China Glaze’s Flip Flop Fantasy

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Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and  every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally  cool!!

Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link
Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page

Use the hashtag: #nplclub on Twitter and Instagram

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20140619_151905Flip Flop Fantasy is a neon coral polish, that is pretty shocking, it really is one of those shades that’s hard to ignore, and once you close your eyes it’s already burned into your retina so you still see it… needless to say it’s the perfect polish for the summer

Flip Flop Fantasy is hands down my favorite toe color for summer. I have been using this bright neon coral for over 2 years now and am on my second bottle. This neon polish can be a little tough to apply. The 20140619_152609formula is a little thin and streaky; typical of many neons.  It’s been a while since I used a China Glaze polish and I was really shocked at how thin this one was…. but I kept added layers trying to put it on as smooth as possible and after it was done …. it looked alright… more specifically I said it looked like a Monet, far away it looked great….up close it was a mess..I needed help so I posed the question to people at  Polish-aholics Anonymous for help and after being told it wasn’t user error, that this was a notoriously difficult polish to apply and it’s helpful to use “underwear” when wearing this polis… so I removed my manicure… and started with a fresh blank canvas of  white polish (Sinful Color’s Snow Me White as a base then 2 medium thick coats of Flip Flop. Using the white base really helps with some of the streakiness although there were still a lot of imperfections.. It dries fast to a rather dull matte finish which is also typical of many neons,  a shiny top coat fixes that problem and smooths out some of the areas.

20140619_151751If I had a problem with last week’s color I should have a problem with this weeks color…. wrong… while I was slightly put off my last weeks color I was like a moth to the flame with this weeks pick. I got a lot of complements on this color; even my mom complemented me my manicure…but how can you not notice this color. Despite the weather being less than favorable I have been wearing sandals and flip-flops just to show off my pedicure

It’s rare that the application of the polish makes me cry, but I tried again and it only a few tears left my eye this time. I would absolutely hate this polish if I wasn’t so in love with the color.  And this week’s score if gonna reflect my mixed feelings on this polish so it gets a 5 out of 1020140619_151915.  a top-coat can only do so much

I think Tsuki thought that this weeks polish was a toy…she wouldn’t leave it alone, maybe she like’s neon nail polish

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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 59

Today was a slightly busy day… I spent most of the morning at the oncologist office and the afternoon, dealing with the snow and trying to get home. So when I say that I was excited about doing my nails I mean I was REALLY excited. Once again… we have lots and lots and lots of snow… but tomorrow and the day after we are getting a slight warm up (40 degrees!!!! ….. and rain) And while I continue to dream of warmer weather and sunny skies… this week my nails are already there… something bright and sunny and cheerful….

But before we begin..let’s enjoy the stellar grooves of Heat wave singing “Boogie Nights”

Can we talk about these outfits …. PLEASE

 

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WEEK 59 RANDOM NUMBER IS 131

alternate numbers 1+3+1 = 5

Sinful Color’s Boogie Nights

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Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club is ….which let’s be honest you totally should… but if you don’t let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and  every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally  cool!!

Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link :https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PJtYOL0VJjvrrfDVgK-3GSnjCcuyRDdj0Gb9IZKMjQA/edit
Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub?fref=ts
Nail Polish Lottery Club Twitter hashtag: #nplclub

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For those budget fashionistas out there Walgreens currently have Sinful Colors polishes for sale for 99 cents, whenever SC is on sale I usually walk away with 20 or so polishes, but this week…. this week I swear either someone came to clean out the selection or some savvy sales person at Walgreen took all the good stuff…. there was nothing there and I left the store with only three polishes and a broken heart…. but man am I happy with the stuff that I got… this week’s selection is one of them….perhaps I will find another store and scope out there selection.

20140217_161904I can’t stop singing that song, and let’s be real… I hope it’s stuck in your head now to. I’m looking at this polish and I can’t decide if it’s pink or orange. So I’ve declared it a pinky-orange. I showed it to my brother and he’s like “it’s called coral” *rolls eyes* I guess that’s what I get for asking my art major little brother….  now that we have the color out of the way… let’s move on … I will say that I love the finish of this nail polish… it reminds me of candy, watermelon, flip-flops , and hot summer days with cabana boys names Jessie and Raoul….. okay not the cabana boys… but hey I can always dream. I usually shy away from colors like this because I’m not sure what it will look like on the nail as compared to the bottle, and as you can tell from the pictures it seems pretty much the same. Considering  that I’m still stuck in winter paralysis  and this polish had just amount of brightness to cheer me up (for a little while)

This polish is thin… it took 3 coats, but after looking it up it’s considered a jelly/’sorbet finish… so it takes a little bit more time that the average polish to dry, and the reason that it took 3 20140217_161930coats is because I wanted it to be opaque… 2 is fine if you can deal with visible nail lines…so I got 3 coats on my nails… waiting for them to dry; watching Teen Wolf…. one hour passes… they are still a bit tacky 90 minutes pass…. and darn it to hell there is a huge smudge on my nail… it sort of resembles grumpy cat. I should probably mention that the pictures were taken right after I applied the polish for there is not photographic evidence of said grumpy cat nail, Finally  at nearly the two hour mark  I applied my top coat (Sally Hansen’ Mega Shine) and the polish hardened and dried right away.

 

So overall it’s not bad. I love the color, I love the way said polish looks on my skin….the only issue that I had was the amount of time it  took to dry, other than that it was great. So this polish gets a solid 7 out of 10. If anyone has used this polish, let me know if you issues with the drying time or am I the only one who had issues….

 

 

 

Until next time,

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