L.A. Colors Energy, Ultra Violet, Nuclear, Gleaming, Fluorescent, Radiation
China Glaze Night and Slay, 3 coats. This dries fairly gritty, hence I needed two coats of top coat on these nails.
P.O.P Polish Scared Slick, 3 coats [press sample, previously swatched]
2 coats of top coat
My brain is fried, I’m currently trying not to cry on my computer because I’ve got cramps up the wazoo. So enjoy this manicure back from October!
China Glaze Maliboo-boo, 1 to 2 coats plus top coat. Formula on this was tricky. If I could get my whole nail in one go without going over a spot, I was golden. But if not, I had to do another coat. Drag-city, btw.
KBShimmer Fool Moon, 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was a bit draggy and I did have to let each coat dry thoroughly before applying the next.
LA Colors Glows Energy
Hello, long time no talk! November has just been a crazy month, with the holiday and literally everyone getting sick to their stomach at least once (there goes a week and a half!), and just regular hectic schedules. Oh, and we dropped the 3 year old’s nap time too! I’ve been trying to get to my computer for at least 2 weeks to write blog posts and obviously that didn’t work out well at all. At any rate, let’s look at my current mani with KBShimmer, China Glaze, and LA Colors Glows. Continue reading
China Glaze Wicked Liquid, 3 thin coats plus top coat, dries matte.
L.A. Colors Glow Fluorescent, 2 coats plus top coat.
Tonic Polish Calcifer, 1 coat over Wicked Liquid plus top coat
Did you know I have a huge love for puns? My mom really loved them too, I think that’s where it first developed. The more of a groan they elicit, the better for me. One pun that has entered our family lexicon has to do with triangles, actually. Usually I’ll say something to my husband like, “You can be so obtuse” and he’ll respond with, “Well at least I’m a-cute!” 😛
Sally Hansen White on Time [press sample, previously swatched], 1 coat as a base
Girly Bits Cosmetics Dreaming Tree [press sample, previously swatched]
Fancy Gloss Secret Garden
Polished For Days P.Y.T., 3 coats plus 2 coats top coat
China Glaze Liquid Leather
I was taking photos today of my nails (as a blogger does) and looked down and saw how awesome my pedi looked so snapped a quick picture to share with you. If you hate feet, don’t click through to see them!
Great Lakes Lacquer O R’lyeh? [October 2017 Polish Pickup Pack], 2 coats plus top coat. This was almost a One-Coat Wonder. Freaking beautiful!
China Glaze Thataway, 2 coats plus top coat. Super thin.
I freaking loved this mani. Flashy and just brilliant. Just one of those manicures that makes you feel amazing while you’re wearing it. Is that a little silly, maybe? I don’t care. 😛 I painted the two colors next to each other on a piece of sandwich baggie, then smooshed it with a stamper and placed it on the nail.
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
Turtle Tootsie Polishes Bolide [April 2018 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 coats. Good formula, if a little sheer at the tips.
Sinful Colors 2284 White on Time
ILNP Sweet Pea
L.A. Colors 53 Road Trip
Blackheart Beauty Pink Pearls
China Glaze Flirty Femininity, 3 coats. This is so sheer and runny and stinks to high heaven. 😛
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny!
KBShimmer Oh Matte!
Current mani here! I’ve been wanting to use Bolide from Turtle Tootsie Polishes since I bought it but everything I tried just didn’t click. I finally forced myself to sit down with it and come up with other complementary colors and a technique. And yes, I know you’ve seen a similar technique earlier this week. This technique was one I saw from yagala on instagram.
I love how the fluid nail art really looks like swirled candy or chocolate or even coffee. I started off with a shiny top coat and though I liked it, I really wanted to try it with a matte top coat.