Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Daring Digits: Sugar 'n' Spice & Snips 'n' Snails
Howdy everyone! We're coming up to the half way point of the week...who's ready for the weekend already? Me, too! At least the weather is bit nicer here this week, it makes things a bit easier to bear.
Today I have a couple of lovely polishes from the fabulous Ashley over at Daring Digits. Both of these polishes are part of Daring Digits' For the Children collection. The FTC collection supports El Ranchito de los Ninos with a $3 donation for each full size bottle sold. From Daring Digits website:
"El Ranchito de los Niños, an alternative to foster care, is a safe, loving home where children grow in a supportive, family farm setting. Children ages 0 to 18 are considered for admission to the home. El Ranchito's mission is to keep brothers and sisters together, and to give siblings a stable and loving home in which they can grow into adulthood together."
It's a great cause to support and the whole collection is beautiful! I've already done this post on two of the other FTC polishes and next up are Snips 'n' Snails and Sugar 'n' Spice!
Both of these polishes are named after that old nursery rhyme "What Are Little Boys/Girls Made Of?". Snips 'n' Snails are part of the recipe for the boys. As soon as I saw this polish in Ashley's store, I knew I had to have it. It's so unique!
A sheer olive green creme base is packed with copper, silver, and gold flakies as well as some darker green bits. My boyfriend's response was "It looks like concrete." lol I do think it looks like stone, but more like an expensive marble than boring old concrete! This is a perfect color for fall as the metallic flakies also remind me of autumn leaves.
Application was good, 3 coats shown here. My bottle was a little on the thick side, but I imagine that's mostly because of traveling in the super hot weather the country has had lately. The thicker formula didn't pose a problem for me at all...so happy to have this guy in my stash!
And now for the flip side, little girls are made of Sugar 'n' Spice and everything nice, right? Well Sugar 'n' Spice has definitely got "girly" covered! This polish has a sheer baby pink base with pink and maroon flakies and a gorgeous fuchsia shimmer (which didn't really show up in my photos, but it's there, I promise!).
Sugar 'n' Spice was a surprise favorite of this collection for me. I do feel it would look better on someone with a darker skin tone, but it's really a very pretty color. I usually go for the darker colors, but this would be great for Easter or a wedding. Unique, but soft and feminine as well.
The formula was great on this one. It is a sheer polish and I'm wearing 5 thin coats here, but you could definitely layer it over a white or light pink base if you didn't want to wear so many layers. And this girl is shiny! No top coat in any of the above photos and just look at that reflection!
The For the Children collection retails for $9.50 for a full size bottle (remember that $3 of that is donated!) but I believe she's currently sold out of these, but will be restocking. You can follow Daring Digits on Facebook to keep up with restocking and new polish information.
Thanks so much for reading!