Thursday, September 20, 2012

Turning Oopsie Daisies Strawberry Trifle into Strawberry Shortcake!

I just found out that Oopsie Daisies currently has 10% off with code HALLOWEENHARVEST over at Oopsie Daisies Etsy shop until September 25th!  This is one of the polishes, Oopsie Daisies Strawberry Trifle**, which is part of the Sweet Treats collection. 

The above pix is with one coat of Strawberry Trifle, no topcoat.  I adore the awesome red glitter peeking through the base polish! 

Below is Strawberry Trifle, two coats,  no topcoat.

Just before I added stamping, I did top the mani off with a coat of SV, as you can see below.  I think the next time I wear Strawberry Trifle,  I'll leave at one coat to see more of the awesome red glitter that peeks through the base. I was so in love with the glitter that I took a brush and removed a little of the base over a couple pieces so it would shine through, which is why a couple of the pieces seem more pronounced than in earlier pix.  I had though about taking a cotton swab dipped in acetone and doing a quick swipe so that the glitter would pop but ultimately decided not to only because I've never tried this method before and didn't want to ruin the polish!  Maybe next time though.  Or leave at once coat as it had great coverage and there was lots of glitter visible. 

I have to be honest with you, all I could think about was strawberries when I was doing my nails.  So it was a no brainer when I decided to do some stamping that I ended up using....strawberries, what else! This is what I came up with.


 I was surprised that in fact there are soooo many strawberry images available to use. 

The plates I decided to use were CH42 (thumb), W229 (Strawberry Shortcake and her pet), KD7 (ring finger) and Mash16 (large strawberry on index).  I also isolated one of the strawberries from the full nail image on CH42 and randomly stamped it on index, middle and pinky.  The pinky also has one of the images from Mash16. 

Konad red stamping polish was used.  And for some added colour interest, added random dots using Konad green stamping polish.

Topped with SV to finish.

Another pix.

I did my right hand a little differently and thought I'd share a couple pix of it as well.  The pix below is after stamping and dots.  I actually like how this hand turned out better than the left!

Topped with SV. 

I know this is a little cutesy (probably the understatement of the year!) but I was loving this mani!  In fact, I did my nails Sunday night and am still wearing it now as I finish up this post.  It's been wearing really well too.  Here's a pix that I took last night; you can see there's only minimal wear on a couple fingers right at tips even thought I bang away at a computer most of my day (and have been working 12-14 hour days all week!)  So I was really pleased with the wear of this polish. 

Oopsie Daisies also has three new polishes available, including Halloween Fall Harvest Duo, that look absolutely fantastic!  The two polishes in the duo are Mischief Night and Apple Picking, please go here to see them!

As mentioned in my last post, a winner had been picked from my impromptu giveaway.  There were 15 entries.

And as chosen by!  Congrats!

I've already emailed Dashica your three plate choices as part of my order, so I guess all you need to do now is send me an email with your mailing address for when they arrive I can send them your way!  And if you happen to have a wishlist of polish lemmings, I'll see what I can do about quashing a couple.  No promises, but I'll see what I can do! 

Thanks for looking!

**This polish was sent for review.  Please refer to my disclosure policy for further information.

Edited to correct image plate W229 was used, from W228 as originally posted.   


  1. SO cool!
    Great mani!
    And congrats to the winner!

  2. I love these kinds of polishes!! It's really pretty.

  3. This manicure is super cutesy but I love looking at it!

  4. This many makes me wanna go in search of strawberries!!

  5. Great mani as always :)
    Your so creative with mixing and matching.
    Congrats to the winner

  6. mmm I wish it was still strawberries season!

  7. Thanks Tammy, I just saw right now....I'm at work and I'm pacing myself because I'm so happy.... Yupi!!!!

  8. This looks almost edible! Love it :)

  9. Aw man-how did I miss out on that giveaway? Stupid me! ANd this is so cute! I used to love strawberry shortcake dolls as a kid!

  10. That is the perfect polish to stamp all that strawberry goodness over! Too cute!

  11. Wow this is gorgeous! Love the stamp

  12. Congratulations to Marcia and thank you for the opportunity.


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