Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wheel F11: Warm-Hued Glitters from SinfulColors

I took advantage of being the only one awake in my sister-in-law's house this morning to crop and upload photos of the wheel I painted a few weeks ago with glitters from SinfulColors; I have so many backlogged waiting for their turn that I had to split them into warm hues and cool hues. Today I have the warm ones; with any luck, next week the cools will make their appearance.

(all have topcoat in addition to coats noted below, though not all needed it)

1. SinfulColors Candy Ginger (2 coats)
2. SinfulColors Twilight Twinkles (2)
3. SinfulColors All About You (3)
4. SinfulColors Pumpkin Spice (2)
5. SinfulColors I Dream in Jewels (2) [I don't think the silver holo diamonds really work in this mix; I would have gone with gold or gold holo]
6. SinfulColors Mimosa (3) [I don't remember if this started out this color or if the base has changed with age, but it's a perfect mustard color, which I'm seeing in so many clothes this fall and winter]
7. SinfulColors Standing Bloom Only (3) [this says autumn to me; I'll have to try to remember it for next year]
8. SinfulColors Down to Earth (3)
9. SinfulColors Splatter Spell (3)
10. SinfulColors Mystery Moonshine (3) [pretty sure this had a clear base when it was so, so something's bled; also I guess this is more cool-toned but it has gold in it so got onto this wheel]
11. SinfulColors Shine on Me (2)
12. SinfulColors Scene Stealer (2)
13. SinfulColors Ruby Glisten (2) [you can barely see the glitter in this deep base, but it's there]
14. SinfulColors Undead Red (2)
15. SinfulColors Bite Me (3) [love the depth in this one]
16. SinfulColors Unwrap Me (2) [looks like this would make a good companion for Bite Me]
17. SinfulColors Hot Chili (2) [the perfect way for me to wear gold glitter: scattered in a flattering to me base color]
18. SinfulColors Embers Only (2)
19. SinfulColors Candy Apple (2)
20. SinfulColors Devil's Stare (2)

Bottles 1 through 5:

6 through 10:

11 through 15:

16 through 20:

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Quick Check-In

As usual, I meant to post more than I did in these last few weeks, but it just didn't happen. Why? Well, this time it was because I spent most of November at my mother-in-law's condo in Illinois, helping Mr. Karen clear it out to be sold now that she's moved to assisted living in Washington. I knew it would be a difficult process, but somehow I thought I'd have the time and energy to blog at least twice a week. Nope. Sorting through stuff and packing boxes and running to Home Depot to buy more boxes (and packing tape—we used sooo much tape) and arrranging for professional movers to come get the furniture and the mountain of boxes we were creating just sucked up my time and mental energy like whoa. Yet somehow, when it came time to pack up my own stuff to return home, I found I'd managed to amass a respectable haul of nail stuff, and I hadn't even gone out on black Friday. Conveniently, there was a Meijer and Sally Beauty and an Ulta near one Home Depot, and an Ulta and Sally and Five Below near the other one (which I had to go to when I bought up all the dish pack kits at the first one). I hope to swatch and write about at least some of this new stuff before too long, but that will have to wait, as after just a few days home, we are heading out again, this time to Washington to deliver the stuff we didn't trust the movers with and make sure the storage unit my sister in law rented is big enough to hold what the movers are bringing (it won't all fit into the assisted living apartment, but my mother-in-law insisted she wanted to sort through some things herself, so storage unit it is).

I posed this haul in the closet of the master bedroom, which I spent days clearing out, even though I'd packed up most of my mother-in-law's clothes on our first trip to get stuff from the condo after she moved out. Most of my father-in-law's wardrobe was still in there, nearly four years after he died (and six or seven or more after he wore most of the stuff), along with random containers of random stuff. Alas, no vintage nail polish to be found.