Category Archives: Fresh Paint

Find Me A Guava!

It’s weird; in the last year or two, I started unconsciously paying attention to “seasonal” colors. I just don’t feel in the mood to wear dark wine red, burgundy, purple or brown colors in spring or summer. Since it’s spring, I’ve found myself reaching for lighter or more vibrant colors. Also, I’m sporting stubs since I apparently can’t stop breaking my nails. 😦

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First is Essie Find Me An Oasis, a pale, almost white blue. It’s definitely more of a sky blue, as opposed to leaning more periwinkle or purple like Essie Virgin Snow. This was one regular coat topped with one fairly thick coat, but you’ll need three if you tend to do thinner coats. I got a lot of compliments on this mani, haha.

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And gosh, this color freaked my camera out well and proper. I needed some serious color correction to make my hands look not quite so dimmed-out. This is Fresh Paint Guava, a neon corally-peach. Application was easy, and I used three coats if I recall correctly. Also, it glows hot orange under blacklight!! And for only three bucks, I’d say that this is an affordable must-have. If you’ve got a Five Below in your area, do pick this gal up, because she’s fabulous.

That’s all for today! Thanks for reading, my lovelies! ❤

-Aley

Not more pink!

You guys remember how I’ve said before that I don’t like wearing pink? (Don’t look too hard at those photos. Eww.) I take that back. I was so wrong.

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This is two coats of Fresh Paint Lollipop Hammer, which is a spectacular name. It’s a bright neon pink that, while it might be a bit too loud for a mani, makes for a great pedicure! I have it on my toes right now. 😀

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I was actually surprised at how well this applied. I don’t use many neons, but I’ve heard the horror stories that usually accompany their application—I’m happy to say that I had no such problems here! The polish was thin but not sheer or runny, and was incredibly easy to work with. Two coats is all you’ll need.

I’m not totally surprised at the quality of this polish, though. Fresh Paint is a new-to-me brand, but the label with the polish name on the bottom of the bottle looks identical to those of Color Club polishes—which leads me to believe that they’re owned by the same company, but I can’t find out for sure.

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Speaking of which, I topped this off with a Color Club polish! This is one dabbed on coat of Color Club Fame & Fortune. It has shredded silver holographic bits (I couldn’t for the life of me tell you what they’re made out of) suspended in a translucent pink jelly. I don’t think this could be layered to opacity on its own, which is why I layered it over another pink.

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The holographic bits are a but sturdier than I’d like, but their small size keeps them workable, so I didn’t have too much trouble with ‘em. You’ll definitely need to do some dabbing for maximum “glitter” payoff though.

I believe these are the last of my “I’m too lazy to go use my lightbox to take decent photos” pictures! Knock on wood, haha. After this, everything should be looking a lot prettier and better lit. :B

Fresh Paint Nail Lacquer can be purchased in Five Below stores, and Color Club is available at Harmon’s Face Value stores, or at Nails Ave and HB Beauty Bar.

Thanks for stopping by! ❤

-Aley