Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! With a Jelly... Cupcake? + Swatches


Let's start off this new year with a gobsmacking jelly cupcake!

For this jelly "cupcake", I used the following:

2 coats of Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac as my base
1 "coat" of Spoiled Trust Fund Baby
2 coats of OPI My Pointe Exactly over the glitter

Manicures like these are normally called "jelly sandwiches", but for some reason this concoction reminds me of a pretty, yummy cupcake. So "jelly cupcake" it is! (Lighting was not liking me so the jelly cupcake looks very grey and icky.)

Now that's much better!

Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac

Lacey Lilac is a pretty lilac creme and takes 2 coats to become opaque. Though it's a pastel, there wasn't an overboard of white in its base. It's not chalky at all and very wearable. It had a great formula as it was easy to apply, albeit a little thick. Still very manageable though! It dried with a nice shine and had a good dry time. When I need my pastel fix, I'll turn to this little one. (And my roommate might too since she likes pastels...)

Spoiled Trust Fund Baby

Trust Fund Baby contains small blue, yellow, and black hexes and small magenta square glitter. I tried applying this one in coats, but the glitter went on too sparsely. The dabbing method works best. There's way too much clear base in this so it took a while to dry and bubbled a little. The bubbling wasn't too bad, though, since you could only see it up close. On the plus side, it dried to a smooth finish. Trust Fund Baby, which is part of Spoiled's core collection, is a dupe of the Limited Edition Wet 'n Wild Beautiful But Dangerous. In my err, I bought the Wet 'n Wild from a blog sale, and while waiting for the package and being bombarded by Black Friday online deals, I got this Spoiled online from CVS. It wasn't until I opened the blog sale package that I realized I accidentally got the Spoiled dupe too! (So much for an Excel chart of my collection! ...But more glitter for me!)

See you guys on the other side of the day!


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