20 December 2014

Holiday Nails with Peacekeeper Cause-metics, Sinful Colors & Gabriel Cosmetics

It's a rare day that I paint my fingernails, but the holiday season, plus this gorgeous polish combination I discovered when painting my toes earlier in the week made me go for it.  And once it was done, I wanted to show off all the pretty sparklies, which brings us to today's post.

All the polishes I used are at least 3-free (no toluene, DBP, or formaldehyde) and the Gabriel topcoat is also free of camphor and other phthalates.  




The Polishes
As a base, I used Peacekeeper Cause-metics Soulful, a metallic navy.  Sinful Colors Nail Junkie, a turquoise jelly with blue, green and gold sparkles, went on next.  Nail Junkie is a pretty thick, viscous polish, but since that makes it easier to build up a semi-opaque glitter layer, I don't mind.  Last, I used Gabriel Cosmetics' Top Coat, which is great for smoothing out any roughness from the glitter and gives a great shine.  I will say - 5-free or not - the Gabriel polishes are some of the strongest and worst smelling nail polishes I've used.

It all came together with a kind of galaxy feel that I'm very much digging!  It can come across a little lighter/darker depending on lighting, but basically it looks like turquoise and gold glitter on a black base.  I love that it's got a bit of a festive feel, even though it doesn't fall under a more traditional red, green or gold color scheme.    


Sinful Colors Nail Junkie, up close

2 comments:

  1. nice combo. i didn't know Sinful Colors was 3-free!

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    1. Thanks! I only realized it recently too, but it's great to have such affordable (and accessible) options now! :)

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