25 January 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: I've GOT the Blues

Hi everyone! This week's GOT challenge was blue, and you may think that it would be difficult to pick out one blue, given that I have so many. Surprisingly it was easy. I knew right away that I wanted to use one of the more unique, and hard-to-find polishes in my collection...Enchanted Polish Ballerina Sprinkles!

Enchanted Polish Ballerina Sprinkles

I also did some grungy, distressed flowers on top. But I'm on the fence as to whether they turned out or not, so I think I'll let you be the judge of that!

Ballerina Sprinkles was re-released by Enchanted Polish last winter and I was able to get my hands on it. Although I've used it in nail art, this is the first chance I've had to swatch it. I was a bit worried that it would be too sheer and underwhelming, so I was pleased that it wasn't those things at all!

Enchanted Polish Ballerina Sprinkles Swatch

Ballerina Sprinkles is a pale blue with a duochrome pink-gold shimmer. It also has a subtle holo effect - but be warned, it's really subtle. For me though, the gorgeous shimmer makes up for the almost non-apparent holo.

Enchanted Polish Ballerina Sprinkles Swatch

I used three thin coats and the formula was absolutely perfect. It went on very smooth and evenly. Also the consistency was just right, and I had no issues with it flooding my cuticles or anything.

Enchanted Polish Ballerina Sprinkles Swatch

To get this look: For the nail art, I wanted to do some flowers that had a sketchy-grungy-distressed look, while still being feminine and pretty. I took a tiny nail art brush to drag and swipe the polish along my nails. I did the outlines in a very sketchy manner, then blurred them out, then added them again, and so on and so on.

Girly Distressed Flowers

These are the polishes I used to get this look:

  • OPI Vant To Bite My Neck?
  • OPI You're Such a BudaPest
  • Orly Luxe
  • Renaissance Custom Lacquer Taffeta Gown
  • Essie Nothing Else Metals
  • Essie The More the Merrier

Girly Distressed Flowers

Overall: I'm on the fence about this look. I liked my earlier attempt at distressed flowers that I did for The Digit-al Dozen black and white week. Here I'm not sure if the flowers really stand out enough, or maybe I could have done the lines better, and on and on. But there's something about this I do like, even if it's an idea for another design, or else I wouldn't have posted it.

What do you think of these flowers? Were you able to get your hands on Ballerina Sprinkles?


  1. That blue is gorgeous! I think the flowers look great! I really like it :)

  2. OMG, I LOVE these, even more than the original flowers!

  3. I really like these flowers!

  4. I have collected almost all of Enchanteds Holos and definitely have this one. I do like these flowers-but they are covering up the Ballerina Sprinkles!

  5. The polish is so sweet and lovely! And the nail art is so fun, you really achieved the look you were going for, I believe. :)


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