Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Black and White

Happy Tuesday, all.

Twinsie Tuesday yet again and this week we bring you a black and white mani.  I'm a fan of black and white (although never striped; since watching the Beetlejuice movie when I was little, I've had an aversion to anything black and white striped) and I actually looked forward to this post.

Until the time of actually having to come up with something.  We all know how truly gifted I am at nail art and in order to keep from embarrassing my Twinsies with my highly honed skills, I realized my options were limited.  (People, that is called sarcasm.)

A light bulb went off when I realized that I had yet to swatch my second Sprinkles polish from Nails Inc.  Sugar House Lane is the neutral of the collection, with a warm nude creme base and black and white matte glitters swimming about.  I've actually used this polish for a ring I made and love how interesting it is without being too in your face.

The formula, as I experienced with Sweets Way, was great and was opaque in two coats.  I felt the need to dab a few spots to even out the glitter, but otherwise, the polish applied perfectly.



After a harrowing experience removing Sweets Way (seriously, I thought I was going to die with that polish on my hands...I has silver and pink matte glitter in my cuticles for days after), I decided I might as well try out the glue base trick other bloggers have been raving about since the summer.  Using basic school glue, I applied it with an old polish wand like I would any base coat.  Once I let that dry completely, I applied Sugar House Lane.  There was really no discernible difference to my mani had I used my standard base coat and I didn't chip at all.

The removal was a tad bit tricky.  I used a metal cuticle pusher to chip off the polish when I went to remove this manicure.  Since I used a thinner coat of glue, the process while not difficult, wasn't as easy as advertised   I plan on trying another glitter mani soon and will apply a thicker base layer of glue to see if that makes removal easier. 

For more black and white creations, make sure to check out my Twinsies' blogs below.



Amanda at Amandalandish
Ashley at Art Evolve
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Katherine at Haul of Fame

37 comments :

  1. I pick this up and hold it everytime I work. I need to just bite the bullet and purchase it!

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  2. Check Facebook, I just PM'ed you there :)

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  3. I love this on you! The removal of these is not fun, I will have to try the glue method next time.

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  4. This polish is pretty!!! I haven't tried the glue method. I'm scared for some reason, lol.

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  5. Makes it waaay more tolerable.

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  6. I was also but I was more afraid of the removal process a second time. Enough to bathe myself in glue if necessary.

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  7. Love it, Amanda! Great call for the theme, too, and I like how the warmth of the nude keeps it from looking stark at all. Ugh, I need to remember get my glue together! I bought a little bottle, I have an empty SV just waiting for it, and I just keep forgetting to transfer it over.

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  8. This polish looks great! I usually go with two thin coats of glue before a mani and that seems to give me the right amount of hold combined with ease of removal. Takes a little power to get started near the cuticle, then the rest of the nail pops right off.

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  9. To be honest, I didn't transfer any glue; just used a wand from a polish I'll never use (in fact, the polish I used as my TT Oldest Polish). I keep it in the bottle so that the bristles don't get hard and no need for transferring.

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  10. Hmm...that's a thought. I'll definitely try two coats next time!

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  11. Gorgeous polish. Like Cordia, I normally use two thin coats of glue.

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  12. Then I'll definitely try that out!

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  13. This is a great choice! I love all of these! I have to pick up some glue to try this, anything to help with glitter removal is awesome!

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  14. You're telling me. One of the many reasons I avoid glitter as much as possible.

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  15. I love this polish!!!! I use thicker glue bases to make peeling off the mani easier!!!

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  16. Awesome!! :D I love the glue method!!

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  17. I have to try it again to see how I *really* feel about it.

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  18. Probably smarter. I actually assumed the glue would be thick naturally. It applies surprisingly thin when using a polish wand.

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  19. Gorgeous! I really love the collection that this polish comes from. I haven't tried the glue removal method yet but I hear good things about it.

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  20. The collection was definitely special and unique, which I think so many girls responded to. And the glue method needs a bit of tweaking on my end, but otherwise, I think it's the cure-all to all glitter woes!

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  21. Beautiful!!! They always have such fun collections!

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  22. I'm only getting into Nails Inc. now which is upsetting because I can't find Warwick Street anywhere and I really really want it!

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  23. Love this polish! I'm super skeptical of this glue idea, but if it helped with removal maybe I should give it a try! I use the tinfoil method.

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  24. Glue is waaay less abrasive to the skin.

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  25. I can totally see this on you!

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  26. I love this on you! I am a fan of the whole Sprinkles Collection, they are just too cute! I need to track down Sweets Way then I'll have them all!

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  27. How pretty! I need to try the glue technique again...tried it, but didn't have the mani long enough...

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  28. I have found it is better to use more glue, but in 2 or so thinner coats rather than thicker coat, and waiting for them to get fairly dry to see where I could use more. While more time consuming, when I've hurried it up, the glue doesn't seem to quite want to dry and gets denty and then comes off TOO easily.

    Also, this is the only one I did NOT want from the collection, and of course it is now my fave :)

    Sorry it this is long and rambling- I dozed off 3 times
    Writing it!!!!

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  29. It's a really fun collection and I completely see you in every single one of them!

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  30. I hope that an American company picks up on this and just sells glue base coats. I think it would save everyone some trouble about how much to use, even if it's probably way pricier than standard school glue.

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  31. Aw, Tara...go rest!!! Albeit not in the middle of commenting ;)

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  32. love this, reminds me of Cookies n Cream.

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