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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Until Next Time…
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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 74

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 120

Alternate number is 12

Sinful Color’s Sugar and Spice

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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 here . Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page Remember to use the hashtag: #nplclub on Twitter and Instagram and most importantly paint your nails and have fun!!

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Sugar and  Spice is from the Sugar Rush collection that debuted last Spring, you know the collection that Robin had to send me all the way from Las Vegas (plus some other glitters that I didn’t know existed because my rinky ass Walgreens didn’t have them…. and a year later they still don’t get them, … how much do you wanna bet that they probably rank as the lowest Walgreens in ALL of the Chicagoland area….yes I’m still very angry about it)

20140525_211807Sugar and Spice is a creamy bright pink with an extremely subtle shimmer.  The shimmer is barely apparent in the bottle as well as on the nail, but it adds a soft touch to the bright shade of pink.  I own a lot of pink polishes, have been unsure about what they would look like, but I liked this from the beginning. It’s the perfect pink for this time of the year… it’s bright, but not bright enough to be neon. The shade is exactly as it is in the bottle.

The application was perfect.  Pictured is two coats to achieve opacity. But to be honest I would have been perfectly happy with just having one coat; this is so refreshing considering last week I have four or five coats on my nails.. not a streak, not a smudge, just an overall positive nail application experience.

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I purposely took this picture without flash, because I wanted to show the variation in the colors depending on the light

I wanted to do a little nail art so I used Sinful Color’s Cotton Candy (Also a part of the Sugar 20140525_213608Rush Collection), Snow me White along with Sugar and Spice.  I love these colors together, so pretty and so girly.  And I loved this mani so much I did my toes as well. I started thinking that I was gonna do a leopard (but for some reason I temporarily forgot how to do it ) on my accent finger and it turned into some weird abstract nonsense… but hey … if you don’t look too hard it’s not that bad (if you squint it looks like flowers)

 

Although I loved this polish Tsuki didn’t seem so impressed with the polish despite pink being her signature color. She was more concerned about the picture, this cat loves taking pictures… Well forget here… this polish is getting a solid 9 out of 10!

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Until Next Time…

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