Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Goldfish Mani. ;-) Essence,Colorama flakies and a Matte.

Good evening! Wow, it's almost midnight here. I'm tired, and I've had a couple of glasses of wine, so I hope this makes sense. LOL! ;-)

I started out with essence What Do U Think? It is a med. Peachy orange color. There are actually two versions of this color. One is a cream, and the other has gold shimmer in it. The cream is a bit darker. I have both. I decided I wanted to wear the one with the shimmer in it. Well....I had them sitting side by side, and I ended up using them both. By accident. I started out with the polish that has the shimmer in it, but when I went to do my second coat, I guess I grabbed the wrong one. I noticed AFTER I had painted three nails that it looked darker,and I couldn't see the shimmer. LOL! So, I just decided to go with the cream. I didn't feel like taking the polish off and starting again. So, the version I'm going to show you is the darker peach/orange color. I ended up using three coats. It was a little thick, but it evened out okay.

I liked it just fine, but I had wanted shimmer today. So, I added a coat of Maybelline Colorama Shimmer Girl on top. Shimmer Girl is a wonderful flakie. It has bright orange,light orange and teal flakes in it. I love this polish. I found it in an old beauty supply shop for only a dollar. After I added SG on top, I decided to matte it with Essie's Matte About You. When I was done, the colors reminded me of goldfish. :-)

First up, the finished project.

Before I added the Matte top coat.

Close Up.

Essence What Do You Think? By itself. This one is said to be a dupe for Chanel Orange Fizz. I can't say for sure, as I don't have Orange Fizz, but quite a few people On MUA have said it's pretty close.

Thanks for looking! I'm off to get some much needed sleep! :-)


  1. your goldfish mani is stunning! so cheery!

  2. I really like that essence colour (I haven't found it yet...) and I absolutely love how the mani looks in the end! Those flakies are so beautiful :)

  3. omg yes! i did the orange mani last summer with Orly Orange Punch & Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and i said the same thing that it looked like goldfish scales too!!!!!!!!!

    im so glad someone else agrees!!!!! one of my favorite combos with the flakies

  4. Flakies and matte are a win combination, this one's no exception :) The other polish looks nice too!

  5. I LOVE the goldfish mani! Seriously, gorgeous! :)

  6. This is GORGEOUS! I love it all the way around. I've only ever had the creme version, never seen the shimmer one. I need to get some more Coloramas, they made the prettiest layering top coats!

  7. Goldfish fingers! How adorable. You made a good mistake. Love the manicure.

  8. This is so pretty! Flakies always look so cool matte. :)

  9. Lindsay..Thanks! :-)

    Elsa P....Thank you! :-) Have you tried checking Ulta? That's where I found it.

    Kalee..Ha, Ha! Yes, I do def. think it looks like goldfish! :-) I love that Orly Orange Punch too. I agree that orange and flakies look good together. ;-)

    Shiny! Thank you! :-) I love flakies matted.

    Beauty Addict....Thank you! :-)

    Natalie...Thank you so much! :-)

    Maeve...Aw, thank you! :-) I LOVE Coloramas, and this is the only one I have. So far. I wish I could find them. Quite a few people were finding them at Big Lots, but mine never got any in.

    Lucy..Ha, Ha! Thank you! :-)

    BrittanyM....Thanks! :-) I agree, I love matte flakies.

  10. Loving the flakies, the final matte mani is stunning!

  11. Very pretty! I definitely see the goldfish-ness of it. :)

  12. Zara...I'm glad I'm not the only one! ;-) Thanks!