Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Appliques

Tuesday again, ladies.  And for today's post, we must swatch a manicure with appliques.  I took that to mean anything that involves applying onto the nail.  I went searching through a few packets of nail stickers I have and found a few cute red hearts that I thought would fit the bill.

I started with Sally Hansen Sizzlin' Saffron, from the latest Moroccan inspired InstaDri line.  To add a bit of spice, I topped that fabulous yellow creme (swatches coming soon!) with Sinful Colors Yellow Spotted, which from the bottle made me hope this was a yellow version of Cinderella.  I anticipated a bit of a wow moment with this shimmery yellow jelly over a sunflower yellow creme.  Instead, as you'll see, there's just a tiny bit of glossy sparkle that while pretty, doesn't really shock and amaze.

And a macro of Sinful Colors Yellow Spotted for good measure...and the reason why I hoped layering it would create a showstopper.

The red applique hearts just look cheap on my nail.  I also don't get why there's a plastic-y film over the hearts, giving them a weird waxy look.  Oh well, I tried.

For more appliques, make sure to check out my Twinsies' applique manicures by clicking their links below.

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra



  1. Love the yellow but i wouldn't be overly keen on those hearts either

  2. What a cute mani!! I love the contrast of the pink hearts with the yellow.

  3. That macro shot is fabulous! Gorgeous yellow!

  4. I thought it was a good base for the hearts to pop from.

  5. These little stickers are so cute and they look great against the yellow!

  6. :( I agree on the film. But it's still a pretty mani!

  7. I love the little hearts! And Yellow Spotted is gorgeous!!

  8. Aww, yeah. The film was a bust.

  9. Thank you! And it's a nice layering polish!

  10. I love the combination of the red hearts on the yellow (despite the weird film coating, they definitely pop), and the Sinful does add a really pretty shimmer. Even if it's not the sum total you were hoping for, I love how cheerful it is!

  11. I love how you always find the silver lining to my massive nail art failures ;)

  12. Absolutely beautiful! Love those little hearts :D