Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sorbet Fail

Ay ay ay work has been kicking my buttocks! I love what I do and I love having a full plate but it's starting to get just a lil insane. I only picked up two of the sorbet polishes from the OPI Texas Collection, Houston We Have a Purple and Guy Meets Galveston. I decided to throw on Houston We Have a Purple. This is an eye-catching berry-like purple. I started with a BC and three coats of the polish. I then had a dilemma, "Do I use Top Coat with this or not?"



My babe had the laptop so I asked him to Google, from the entries I noticed it seemed like all you ladies were using a TC so I finished with one coat of Fast Forward, waited until it dried then accented my index finger and thumb with the girly flower decals I received in Cosmetic Cupcake's swap. Massive failage. Fast Forward shrunk this polish like there was no tomorrow and the stickers went all the way down to my nail. It looks OK in the pics but this mani was not purdy. I'll have to attempt this polish again soon.

8 comments :

  1. Hi, Freshie!

    I always use a top coat. I haven't used a polish that I felt didn't need one. Or perhaps it's because it has become a norm for me to apply a top coat everytime.

    The color looks great on your pictures. Did the Fast Forward made the color dull in real life?

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  2. Awe sorry to hear about the shrinkage. That colour is pretty and I look forward to when you try it again!

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  3. I don't have any of these so good luck on the TC vs no TC look. I think its a cute mani. And as for work - hang in there!

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  4. I was going to say the pics look ok, too bad the mani didn't turn out all that great :( All you can do is try again! Love the colors!

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  5. Oh my, such a shame as it does look lovely in the photos indeed!

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  6. That looks really goood. I never heard of a problem like that with top coat shrinking polish..Fast forward=Fast shrink..better luck next time..maybe try placing it as a tester on ur pinkie with new polishes to make sure it wont ruin the pretty decals!

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  7. Lacquer~ I'm not sure there is any fast dry that would work well with these, or maybe it was just Fast Forward. I'll definitely have to experiment. Thanks for the encouragement!

    Peach ~ Yes ma'am that is the truth, thank you!

    Cel ~ It's weird the photos look alright, it was pretty bad in real like, but thanks!

    Mikayla ~ Great idea on the tester, thanks so much~

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  8. polish shrinking is getting annoying...I found seche vite..fell in love with it....now divorcing it. it keep shrinking my polish....aregh!!!

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