Today I have a quick and easy Halloween manicure. I used Maybelline Color Show Dotty for this. It’s an orange jelly with black and white glitter, perfect for Halloween.
This polish is SHEER, but packed with glitter. I used 5 thin coats here, and a layer of Gelous to smooth out the glitter, then topcoat. The polish dried very quickly, so the 5 coats didn’t take too long.
Today I have a couple of new colors from Cover Girl’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Capitol Collection. I was only able to get a hold of two of the polishes, but they definitely fit well with the Hunger Games theme.
Cover Girl Rouge Red and Inferno
The first color is Inferno. This is a dark red base with copper and gold metallic flecks. The flecks give this polish a chrome-like finish. This is two coats.
Next is Rouge Red. This is a lighter red base, with orange and red metallic flecks. Rouge Red needed 3 coats for full coverage.
Both polishes had a great consistency. These are mini 3.5 mL bottles and I found them for $2.99. Whether you’re a fan of the Hunger Games or not, this collection is worth it.
I just recently joined the word of at-home gel manicures. Polish never lasts more than a day or two on me, and although I like to change color often, I do not like chips. I have been considering a gel starter kit for a while now, but didn’t like the 2 week commitment to the same color. While browsing Meijer one day, I found the Sally Hansen Insta Gel Strips starter kit on clearance for $13.99, and decided it was time to take the plunge. So far, I am loving gel polish, even though the mini-one-finger light is a pain to use for a full manicure.
One of the first gel polishes I bought is Sensationail’s Purple Orchid.
Purple Orchid is a deep purple with subtle purple and blue micro-glitter. The polish applied easily, although it did not have as much shine as other gel polishes I’ve tried.
This close-up shows the purple and blue micro-glitter.
Overall, I really enjoy this polish. It is a perfect purple, and showed no signs of wear during the week that I wore it. What are your favorite gel colors?