Friday, August 17, 2012

NOTD Before & After: Abstract fruit salad


Today's theme in PCF is Fruit Salad, which gave me a great excuse to bust out my new awesome find, Revlon's Fig Jam! I saw this a couple of weeks ago in the new Revlon display, and just fell in love with the color (and the $1 coupon next to it). It's very unique, at least among the polishes I own:

Revlon Fig Jam in the sun

Revlon Fig Jam in the shade

Revlon Fig Jam in the shade
I included the second shade picture because I couldn't get a good shot of the lovely micro-glitter in this...This is a golden peach color with a gold shimmer and gold micro-glitter that I had a horrible time capturing on film. It goes on like a dream, and is opaque in two coats. And if that wasn't enough, it's scented--in a good way. It smells gently of Jolly Rancher candies. :)

Anyway...I thought this color made a good base for a fruit salad, because it reminds me of the color of the fruit salad mix a friend of mine uses for her 'sauce'. I didn't want to do the obvious fruit salad thing tho, with stamps of strawberries and oranges and that sort of thing...I felt like going a different way. So I decided to do an abstract fruit salad!:

Over my base of Revlon Fig, I sponged Pure Ice Siren in with a bit of sponge that I cut into a wide rectangle, to mimic watermelon chunks. Over that, I sponged Sally Hansen Lightning with a sponge I cut into a square shape, to look like pineapple chunks. Then I used a narrow rectangle sponge to look like little slices of kiwi, when used with Sally Hansen Lickety-Split Lime. It felt like it needed something, so I threw on one traditional fruit stamp, an orange slice on the accent nail, using Cheeky plate CH-20, and Sally Hansen Orange Impulse.

While I didn't plan it, I love the way the sponging allowed the gold glitter to come through the red polish, keeping some of the bling of the basecoat.

Plus, I don't know about you, but...this is kinda what all my fruit salads end up looking like after I cut and mix them, lol!!

Thanks for stopping by! Please check out the other fruit salad manicures by my fellow bloggers, linked below. :)



  1. Very cute! I'm loving that Revlon! I haven't seen it in my area yet, but I think I'll have to pick it up when I do :) So with the scented polish does the mani smell like a fruit salad? ;)

    1. I kinda did! How cool is that? ;-) And, thank you. :)

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    1. lol! It did the same thing to me. Crazy kiwi cravings...:)


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