A Simple Mani with It's a Trap-Eze!

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Welcome to my return to the world of blogging!!! I have had such a nice week or so off from the stresses of taking pictures, editing, and posting. I guess it really wasn't stress as much as a hassle, especially since I was hating all my manicures. I want to say a special thank you to Lindsey, Kat, and Jessie for the amazing guest posts they provided during my absence! I hope that I can return the favor in the near future!

During my time off, I continued painting my nails. I really spent a lot of time trying not to flood my cuticles, which I think I'm finally getting the hang of. I became slightly obsessed with glitter.  I have a slightly large glitter stash, but I rarely use my glitter polishes since I never can find a need for them when doing nail art.  I have learned during my hiatus, that you can still nail art and use glitter with the all amazing glitter accent nail.

In this manicure, I went simple 100%. I purchased China Glaze It's a Trap-eze! from the Cirque du Soleil collection.  I wasn't going to purchase anything from the collection until I saw swatches of this polish online!  It was so unique compared to other name brand polishes on the market, I just had to have it.  I decided to pair it with Sinful Colors Mint Apple with some extra glitter.  

Let's take a look!  Boo to the blurry indoor pictures!  It's going to be a looong winter! 

Colors Used:

  • Sinful Colors - Mint Apple
  • China Glaze - Fairy Dust
  • China Glaze - It's a Trap-eze!
Mint Apple is my favorite Sinful nail polish.  I believe that this polish was the first Sinful I ever purchased.  It's not as light as your average mint polish.  It has such a gorgeous shimmer, that in the past I have never paired it with a glitter such as Fairy Dust.  When I did, it made my favorite polish even more spectacular!  The application is very smooth, and with two coats I have full coverage.  My original bottle I remember being a tad streaker, but as Sinful has grown as a company, I believe their formulas have gotten a lot better.

It's a Trap-eze! is an amazing polish!  If you love glitter, you will love this polish.  Literally, it is beyond jam packed with glitter!  The multi colored glitter, including some white flecks, are set in a milky off white, kind of lavender, base.  With this manicure, I used 3 coats, and with these three coats, I had an amazing jelly sandwich.  Seriously, this polish is a jelly sandwich in a bottle!  Some reviews I read online said it was very difficult to work with and dried bumpy, but I did not have this issue at all.  Three coats gave me full coverage and dried practically smooth.  I have other glitters that dried bumpier.  I didn't feel a need to layer it with top coat to smooth it out, just a normal one coat.

In my time away, I have found a love for the simple manicure which I once hated since I always messed them up.  Don't worry though, loyal followers, I still will be bringing you tons of nail art, but do not be surprised if there is some simple mixed in!

What do you think?  Do you have either polish??  Are you glitter obsessed?

Now it is time to do all my Christmas Manicures!  So excited!  I have pre-swatched two and they are so cute!  Hope you think so as well! 

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  1. Hi! :) I love your blog <3 and nominated you for a Liebster award. I invite you to open the link to get the award and find out all the details: http://polished-polyglot.blogspot.ch/2012/12/liebster-award.html
    I love It's Trap-eze! with the minty polish, looks great.

    1. Awww thanks! i'll take a look at it. I think i've been nominated for so many of those and have been super lazy...*hangs head in shame*


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