Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SV Marshmallow Sky, SV Right Up My Alley, SV Blueberry Fields Forever, and SV Lilac Disco Ball

As I posted on Sunday, in addition to the seasonal collections, there will be some random creations on the SV website throughout the year.  I've called them frankies, in reference to the term 'franken' (what is frankening?).  These four will launch this Friday, January the 9th, at 1:00 p.m. PST.

Marshmallow Sky is a really simple and girly pink.  It is sheer, so I used Butter London Nail Foundation Basecoat (review here), which is what I normally use with jellies and sheers, to hide VNL.  I also did this for the blue one, Blueberry Fields Forever.  The application is really fast and simple after adding basecoat, and it's easier to get away with two coats.  Otherwise, 3 coats by itself should do it.  I added Dior Gel Coat, as I find that it enhances the shimmery effect.  I think these pics show this a bit more blue than it is in real life.  It is also a bit lighter than the camera has captured it here; and also less fuchsia or less 'hot' pink.

Right Up My Alley has an inconspicuous holo effect.  It is paired with the most delicate purple shimmer.  I like that this looks like a regular red crelly from arm length, but upon closer isnpection it has all these interesting qualities that I like in a nail polish.  The holographic effect is not at all like the other SVs, yet I like this one the way it is.  Application was the easiest with this one.

Blueberry Fields Forever and Lilac Disco Ball are my favorites from this restock.  It was not surprising at all, since one is a lilac and the other one shifts to purple.  Blueberry Fields Forever is as stunning as these pictures portray it.  Definitely a keeper in my book.  The shimmer is really nice in real life, not metallic or coarse at all.  The application was nice, but I wouldn't recommend this (or any dark blue jelly) to be applied without a basecoat, since it can seem streaky at the first coat, when it really isn't.  It builds up rather nicely.

Lilac Disco Ball is a rendition of one of my earliest frankens.  It was made without a recipe, so this is the only batch produced, sadly.  It has discontinued iridescent glitters, that glow in the shade rather nicely, but they can be a bit bumpy, so it's definitely better with topcoat.  The holographic effect is blinding.  It has different concoctions of holographic pigments in there, so it is very complex.  Moreover, it's packed with colored shimmery particles that give it added depth.  These shimmers range from different shades of purples and blues (call it the leftovers, if you will), and they each have a slight shift with the light.  It is impossible to capture this on camera accurately, but I did my best.

I hope you all love the first installment of SV frankies.  I am already making more as I type this.







Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
2 coats SV by Sparkly Vernis Marshmallow Sky (LE)
Dior Gel Coat

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Layering Order:
2 coats SV by Sparkly Vernis Right Up My Alley (LE)
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
2 coats SV by Sparkly Vernis Blueberry Fields Forever (LE)
Dior Gel Coat

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Layering Order:
2 coats SV by Sparkly Vernis Lilac Disco Ball (UB)
Dior Gel Coat

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