Tonic Polish Dorothy 2017, 2 coats as a base
Tonic Polish Zeppo [previously swatched]
Tonic Polish Flawless [previously swatched]
Tonic Polish Diva Royale [previously used in magnetic blobbicure]
KBShimmer Oh Matte!, 1 coat
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny, 2 coats
I’ve been in love with this veil nail look and of course I had to try it out again after the last veil nail look (and I’ll have another to show you on Friday!). I found the original tutorial by perfect10customnails, if you’d like to try this out for yourself.
For this first set of photos, this is right after I finished all the nails but before I applied matte top coat or the magnet. You can really see how textured this ends up without any top coat. It also looks really cool without even applying the magnet! Continue reading
ILNP High Tide, 1 coat
Tonic Polish Flawless, 2 coats plus top coat
L.A. Colors Color Craze 96 Revolutionary
Crystal Parade Ultimate Nail Art Clear
I think it was nailluminati on instagram who I saw used Flawless over a teal and I had High Tide sitting on my table and thought “Hmmmm”. I’m so glad I tried it out!
Cult Nails Nevermore, 1 coat under Corpses of Cheer
Polish ‘M Corpses of Cheer
Dreamland Lacquer Aurora Four-ealis [Hella Holo Customs, April 2016], 3 coats plus top coat
Formula X Danger Zone, 2 coats plus top coat
This was a fun mani, mix of fun and bright and dark and mysterious. A good summer manicure!
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Auburn
e.l.f. eyebrow gel
Nyx Epic Ink Liner in Black
L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail eyeliner in Carbon Black
Urban Decay Perversion mascara
Rimmel London Scandaleyes retro glam mascara
Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
Glamour Doll Eyes Fiji Mermaid
Nyx Cosmetics Happy Birthday eyeshadow palette
L.A. Girl pro.prep HD smoothing face primer
L.A. Girl pro.coverage in GLM643 Porcelain
L.A. Girl Pro.conceal in Natural
Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Concealer in CW01 Porcelain
Nyx Cosmetics HD Concealer in CW12 Green
Fenty Beauty Match Stix in Cocoa
Wet N Wild Mega Cushion Highlight in Who’s That Pearl
Wet N Wild MegaGlo Cheek & Lip Tint in Crush Upon a Time
e.l.f. An Enchanted Tale Face Palette
Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in Nude Thrill
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores airbrush silk pressed finishing powder
I realized that even though I’ve worn a lot of makeup this last week, I haven’t shown any makeup looks on the blog in awhile! Starting last weekend through to yesterday, it was kind of crazy busy around here. I need to sit and swatch polishes but haven’t found the drive. Anyone have ambition for me to borrow? 😀
Bee’s Knees Lacquer Luck Isn’t a Super Power, 3 coats
Moonflower Polish Fluorite Glow [press sample, previously swatched]
If you recall when I did my tiger stripe manicure awhile back, I had been inspired by kombucha_witch_ on instagram after failing to recreate a manicure of hers. I asked around and no one has heard of how I do this technique and Erika Elswick (from Forty Winks Jewelry) came up with the term distressed stamping. Keep reading to the end for a short lesson on how I created this mani!
OPI Natural Nails Base Coat, 1 coat
China Glaze Liquid Leather, 1 coat
B Squared Lacquer Plur
Tonic Polish Caliente
Sinful Colors 2238 Diamond Blogs
Sinful Colors 2234 Out in Space
KBShimmer Oh Matte!
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny
I don’t know how many people have seen this veil technique but this is now the second or third time I’ve done a mani with it and it’s so fun. I first saw this through nail_muse on instagram but I saw this variation and had to try my hand at it. I tried to do an accent nail with Tonic Polish Caliente with the veil technique but I don’t think it worked. (It’s come to my attention that perfect10customnails is perhaps the originator of the veil neil technique. Just gotta give credit where it is due!) Continue reading
Shleee Polish Area X, 3 coats plus top coat. Slightly sheer but this is a beyond gorgeous magnetic polish!
Polish ‘M Tip Tau-pe Through the Tulips, 3 coats
Jessica Cosmetics Starfish Glow, 3 coats plus top coat
Anyone else having their kids drive them crazy already this summer, or am I just that special? 😛 I love my kids but goodness gracious this summer might just kill me.
This is how I started off this manicure and the more I looked at it, the more I realized something felt off. I just needed a bit more extra.