The One With the Mani Swap With 25 Sweet Peas

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Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing on this fine Sunday?  It's supposed to storm here all day so I'm going to be a bum.  Actually I hope to get around to cleaning my room and building my other Melmer.  I'm overflowing out of two and am running out of room on my polish shelf.  It's kind of a problem, but it's a good problem to have!

I'm very excited about today's post!  It is my first ever Mani Swap!!  I see other bloggers do this all the time and for some reason I never have done one.  The other day I asked Sarah from 25 Sweet Peas if she wanted to, and of course she said yes!

For today's mani swap, Sarah recreated my hibiscus flowers, and I recreated her vintage floral look!  I think Sarah's looks are better than mine and she thinks mine are better than hers!

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Serendipity Polish - Mint Martini
  • Acrylics
Really loving this look.  The mint, the dots, the flowers - just everything is so pretty.  I started off with my base coat of Serendipity Polish in Mint Martini.  I'll talk about this polish below because I have a photo of a swatch of it.  Anyways, when my base was dried, I went through and added all the dots on my nails.  Ten nails, give or take 19 dots on each equals a whole heck of a lot of dots.  

When those were dried, I went through and added the white blobs which would be the base for the flowers.  I kind of think they look like little doilies.  I then went through and added the roses which were kind of a pain.

For my roses, I started with a light pink acrylic paint.  I then mixed together a red and a pink to make a darker pink.  While my light pink dots were still wet, I went through with a toothpick and swirled the darker pink to make the rose/marble look.  The details are so tiny that I thought this was the easiest way to make them look like roses.  I then went through and added the little leaves.  Top coat and done.

Now, let's take a minute to talk about this gorgeous polish by Serendipity Polish.  This beauty is Mint Martini from the Beach, Please collection.  I ordered this collection about two weeks ago during a promo.  Sarah kept telling me how awesome they were so I decided I needed to try them out.  I am so so happy that I did.  I kid you not, this polish could have been one coat.  I did two for the swatch above because one of my nails was a bit patchy.  By far one of the best formulas I have used in a long long time.  I cannot wait to use this one and the others for more nail art.  I can see myself ordering back-ups.  Especially since the customer service is beyond excellent with this company.  Long story short, my first package came with a damaged bottle. I contacted them and literally 2 minutes later they answered saying they were going to replace.  Three days later, replacement plus a free top coat showed up in my mail box!

What do you think?  Like the mani swap?  Have you used Serendipity Polish??

Cannot wait to do more mani swaps in the future!  Hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as I did!  Don't forget to check out Sarah's page!

Until next time, <3.

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