Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Pink Twinkle Black Out

Hello Everyone! It is the weekend! I am excited about that even though I was up earlier than I wanted to be. I took the kids on a very brief school clothes shopping adventure. I had some coupons that were going to expire and had to get to the store with my son before he took off to his dad's house. At least the store wasn't crowded. I love bargains and managed to get him a pair of jeans (not for school) for $4.97. SCORE! Since he has to have uniforms I am really not able to do much in the bargain department for his school clothes which is a bummer. I did manage to get him three pairs of pants, a pair of jeans, the bf's daughter three shirts (she doesn't wear uniforms) and three packs of socks for 60 bucks so I was happy.

I was not real happy when three of my nails broke today! I have mentioned how they get weak along the side and bendy. WELL, the tips of three of my nails broke off. Straight across. The last one just ripped right off when I was trying to open a little container. I wasn't using my nail at all for the job but when I finally got the top loose it banged against the lid and there it went. SOOOO my entire left hand is nubbed. I suppose after we come back from errands I will file down the right hand a little bit. I know it is only a matter of time before they break. Sigh. They were starting to grow but they are so weak and bendy that they break. Tis the cycle of my nails.

So for this mani I told the kids to grab me a polish. The bf's daughter picked Cover Girl Pink Twinkle. I wanted to layer it so I grabbed Jesse's Girl Blackout.

I used one coat of Blackout. Blackout is pretty thin but the coverage is pretty good. It would have needed another coat if I was wearing it alone. It was slightly streaky but I could get away with one coat since it was for layering. I then put 2 coats of Pink Twinkle over Blackout. 

I of course got a chip before I even started my day. That was not due to the polish but my bendy issues.

The Pink Twinkle didn't show much pink in real life but I love the flakie effect.

It actually looked more orange and gold.

I think Pink Twinkle would look better layered over another color.

I wasn't head over heels with this mani. I don't think I liked the combination so much. I know that there is a lot of love for flakie polishes but this one didn't do much for me. I think I will give it another try over a different color. My nails are way too stained to use it solo.

That's all for now :)


  1. I love flakies and I like this mani very much!!

  2. I like some flakies. I really like Elle's Spell and I don't have any but the Nfu Ohs look so pretty. I think I was expecting more from this polish which is why it didn't wow me.


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