Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday - Winter to Spring Transition Polish

Happy Twinsie Tuesday!  How are you all today?  I'm doing well!  Today for Twinsie Tuesday we are sharing our Winter to Spring transition polishes!  Where I live, Spring has yet to happen.  Yesterday it was snowing and 20 degrees, again.  It's supposed to warm up later this week, but I'm honestly holding my breath.  

I wasn't sure what color to pick. I'm typically not up on the current fashion trends or aware of what colors people wear when.  I'm the type of girl who will wear neons in the winter and dark colors in the summer.  I wear what I want, when I want.

So for today's post, I decided to go with a periwinkle blue, Sinful Colors Sail La Vie.  It is a pretty polish which reminds me of Spring, while being still kind of wintery.  Not too pastel, and not too dark.  Perfect transition right?  We will ignore the fact that it was released as part of one of their summer collections last year.

Since I'm not huge on swatching and wearing a plain manicure, I decided to do a kitchen sink manicure after seeing this design by Young, Wild, and Polished.  Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Sinful Colors - Sail La Vie
  • OPI - Kiss Me I'm Brazilian
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
Sail La Vie is such a gorgeous periwinkle blue with a very, very, very subtle shimmer.  To me, it leans more to a cream because it's so barely noticeable.  I used three coats for this manicure because with two I found that there were some bald spots.

When I saw the color last summer, I knew I had to have it since my collection was severely lacking a periwinkle.  I used it for a pedicure with a glitter topper and honestly it was one of my favorite pedicures of the whole season.  Paired with the OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian pink, and the Orly Liquid Vinyl Black, I think the whole manicure is suitable as a Winter to Spring transition.


To get the look, I used my dotting tools and striping tape.  Honestly that ring finger was a royal pain in the butt to do!  I had to work rather fast to get the colors in because if they dried too much and you pealed the tape off, some of the color started tog go with it.  I love tape manicures with multiple colors, but hate how fast you have to work.  Then when I work fast, the tape tends to fold over on one of my nails on the other hand leaving behind whatever color was on the tape.  It can be frustrating.  I even have a pair of nail art tweezers to make it easier, but the tape just gets stuck to the dumb tweezer and I still find myself using my fingers.

Despite that rant though, I still wholeheartedly love tape manicures and will continue to bring you more.  In the end, they're beautiful and fun!

What do you think?  Did I do well picking a Winter to Spring Transition color?  Can we consider periwinkle to be a transition?  Hmmm.

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie's Winter to Spring transition manicures!


Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra

Until next time, <3.