Monday, January 14, 2013

TreasuresByTan -- Dolphin's Cove

TreasuresByTan Dolphin's Cove over American Apparel Coney Island swatches & review

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!
TreasuresByTan Dolphin's Cove over American Apparel Coney Island outdoor swatch
Outside
TreasuresByTan Dolphin's Cove over American Apparel Coney Island artificial lighting swatch
Inside using artificial lighting
TreasuresByTan Dolphin's Cove over American Apparel Coney Island swatch in shade
Shade
TreasuresByTan Dolphin's Cove over American Apparel Coney Island swatch in sunlight
Sun
TreasuresByTan Dolphin's Cove over American Apparel Coney Island blurry swatch
Inside using artificial light, blurred
TreasuresByTan Dolphin's Cove over American Apparel Coney Island sun swatch
Sun
TreasuresByTan Dolphin's Cove over American Apparel Coney Island Finger Close Up



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!

5 comments:

  1. Love Love Love it over pink! Your doing a great job with your blog so far too btw!

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    1. Thank you! It was hard to decide if I wanted pink or lavender. Eventually, I'll do it over lavender and black and white.....

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  2. I love this. I am not pink kind of girl but this works for me.

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    1. Pink, especially bubble gum pink like Coney Island is, is not my color either and I was so hesitant to use this for undies. I knew I didn't want lavender, though, because my next mani will have that for undies. So, I went with pink. I like it!

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