Sorry there was no post yesterday. My aunt has moved into the apartment in my family's house and she hired me to clean out her old apartment. That's what I spent all day yesterday, from 10 AM to 4 PM doing. Vacuuming 2 bedrooms, cleaning a bathroom, kitchen, all that good stuff. Needless to say, I am exhausted. Surprisingly, I didn't break a single nail! Plus, I get a lovely chunk of cash to spend this weekend when I meet up with Amanda. We're going to the largest mall in our state to check out the brand new Ulta! Neither of us have ever been to an Ulta so we're both really excited!
So when I got home this afternoon from finishing up cleaning the kitchen of the apartment, after I took a much needed shower, my nails were... well, they looked like I'd had the same mani on for weeks. Yikes!! So definitely had to redo my mani. My toes were looking pretty shabby too so I decided to do them too. Plus I had been meaning to do something rainbow this month for Pride Month. Better late than never I guess! So I used the new Sinful that I got the other day, called Open Seas. Its from that new collection that's supposed to be a dupe collection of the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection. This one is supposed to be the dupe for Mermaid's Tears. I was going to get the dupe for Stranger Tides, but once I saw it in person, it just looked too icky too me. If I'm being honest, I would probably only wear it to swatch it and then put it under Fractured Foil to see what it would look like. And then it would probably never be worn again and put in my swap pile (if I had a swap pile...) And in case you're interested, because I know people have been having a hard time finding this collection (as well as that damn Wet n' Wild Mermaid's Cove... but we won't go there) I found it at Rite Aid but didn't see it at Walgreens or CVS.
So here's what it looks like,
This actually had a great formula! I think Sinful has done some work on their formula because this is unlike any Sinful formula I have! Its not runny at all but its not thick either. Its just pure creamy, pigmented, perfection. This was very easy to apply, and shown is only 2 coats. This is no top coat either, so its quite shiny. This also dried surprisingly fast as well! I was shocked! Usually Sinful has an average dry time but this had a dry time of something like a SH Insta Dry.
I don't know how closely this compares to Mermaid's Tears, but it looks a lot like the pictures I've seen of it. I don't know if anyone's done a comparison of the two yet (I haven't looked... *EDIT* All Laquered Up did one here and they're basically identical) but I bet someone will eventually. But, I think its safe to say, if you don't have MT and want a very cheap close alternative, look for this collection and pick this color up. Heck, pick this color up anyway because its a gorgeous color and and a kick ass formula for $1.99!!
Here's how this color compared to similar colors in my collection,
Done on my pallette (lid of a plastic bin) so please excuse the dried on polish. Very top is SH Barracuda, on the left is Essie Turquoise and Caicos, middle is Open Seas, right is Orly Gumdrop and very bottom is Sinful Mint Apple. I actually think Mint Apple is the closet except for the shimmer in MA. T&C and G are both too bright and B is too light.
And finally, here's my pride pedi. This is for my gay cousin and gay friends I've had over the years. Also just showing my support!
As always, enlarge at your own risk, because this is not cleaned up. I won't list polish colors because I'm sure none of you are really interested in reading a list of 10 polishes. If you want to know what a specific color is, just leave a comment asking! :) Oh, and I did this this way because I didn't want my big toes to both be green, I wanted at least one big toe to be purple, so I did it so when I crossed my feet, there would be a rainbow.
I hope everyone had a good Tuesday and a good Wednesday and I'll talk to you tomorrow (hopefully!)
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