This manicure was actually worn last year around October but I had to hold off on posting it because my choice of the “random item” was a gift to my sister and I had not seen her yet to give it to her! 😛
Now I can finally post it without spoiling the surprise! 😉 So consider this a throwback Thursday post!
Sing You Like a Bee was a 2014 limited edition collection that was a collaboration between Carrie Underwood and Nicole by OPI. I don’t care that it was a Carrie Underwood collection, I was in it for the colour – it’s a stunning white jelly base with dense gold fleck shimmer.
I can’t decide if the shade name Sing You Like a Bee is a play on the words “sing” and “sting” as in “Sting like a bee”, or, if it’s about the show The Singing Bee? 😕
The shimmers registers gold but if I inspect it very closely there’s yellow gold, orange, and even green – it’s so beautiful!
I was expecting this to be really sheer, but the base – a white jelly – and the shimmer are both visible even after only one coat.
I was happy with the look I got with 2 coats. It’s a delicate effect that is a bit challenging to capture on camera. Here’s the best I could manage with a close-up of my thumb:
There is a faint texture to this polish due to how densely packed the shimmers are.
I did experience chipping on my index and middle finger – however, since this shade is so light, it’s not too noticeable. 😛
This polish was on my list of favourites in the third quarter of 2016 – I have a fondness for these types of sheer shimmery polishes. They’re easy to apply – pretty much foolproof – but look really put together and effortless.
The random item I grabbed was this enamel elephant trinket holder that I picked up in Turkey during my cruise:
It’s quite substantial and heavy – the tourist shop sold other animals like horses and frogs, but this one was really colourful and had a unique design.
When you lift the trunk, it reveals space to hold small items like jewellery or coins.
My sister really liked her gift! 😀
What’s your “foolproof”, effortless nail polish?