I hope everyone had a good Monday! As promised, here is my swatch of Dolphin's Cove from TreasuresByTan. Tanya told me this is one of her favorites and was her second creation ever. I can't wait to see this over a light blue, a lavender, a white and a black!
I chose American Apparel Coney Island as the undies. Due to the AA polish being so streaky and thin, I used three coats on top of Seche Clear base coat and I followed everything with INM Out the Door top coat.
Excuse the cuticles ~ they are currently under construction. I have short fingernails but don't a great many of us?! I do a lot around the house and can't seem to keep long fingernails. I think it is a refreshing change to see a nail blog with not so perfect hands, don't you?!
The polish was super easy to apply. The glitter was easy to work with and move around when I wanted to. I did thin coats on my index, ring and pinkie fingers; thick coats on my thumb and middle finger. Therefore, I had to apply another thin coat to the three fingers while the thumb and middle finger remained at one thicker coat.
Tanya's store describes Dolphin's Cove as being made up of blue and turquoise glitters in varying sizes and shapes. There are also multi-color shifting glitters (which I tried to show in my pictures). The base is clear....my favorite "color" for a glitter base! Her polishes are all custom blended using cosmetic grade mica, glitter, stainless steel balls. They are all made from scratch -- no store bought polishes are used! Tanya's polishes are also 3 Free (meaning they do not contain any Toluene, Formaldehyde or DBP) and they are cruelty free.
Be sure to check out Tanya's shop on etsy and tell her 10FickleFingers (or 10FF for short!) sent you!
|Inside using artificial lighting|
|Inside using artificial light, blurred|
So, what do you think about Dolphin's Cove? What do you think about my photos? Too many? Not enough? Need more lighting options? Email me or leave a comment here!