KBShimmer No Comet, 4 coats plus top coat. This was sheer, more sheer than I expected. Next time I use it, it’ll be over a base color.
KBShimmer water slide decals over White on Time
Sally Hansen White on Time, 2 coats [press sample, previously swatched]
Crystal Parade Mixed Sizes Crystal Shimmer
When I saw No Comet, I really wanted to do something classy with it but I really had no idea what. That’s when I went searching through my drawers of nail art, gems, vinyls, and other assorted ephemera. I came across some old water slide decals I had purchased from KBShimmer and had a “light bulb” moment. 😀 It reminds me so much of blue china dishes!
Sally Hansen Rosy Quartz [previously swatched, press sample], 2 coats plus top coat
Bee’s Knees Lacquer Uni-Cornicopia November COTM
Crystal Parade gems
I really gotta say that Rosy Quartz is one of my favorite sheer polishes. I paired it with this holographic polish from Bee’s Knees Lacquer and really loved how soft and yet powerful it was!
Pahlish The Good Dalek, 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was a little thick, but I prefer it that way. I was concerned flakies would stick up but happily, they didn’t!
KBShimmer Let’s Do Launch, 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was a little thick, but I’m okay with that. (See above.)
Sinful Colors Unicorns R Real 2411, 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was a bit thick and it applied unevenly.
Crystal Parade Ultimate Nail Art Gold
Nicole Diary/Born Pretty iridescent trident (triangle?)
Man, I just can’t get enough of magnetic polishes. I think this is my 9th magnetic mani within a week and half? 😀 Fair warning, there’s a ton of pictures today! Oh, I forgot, I took inspiration from this mani by nailsjustnailss.
I’ve been playing around with how I use the magnet with these magnetic polishes. With this mani, I hit the edge of the nail with the magnet, then went in at an angle by the knuckle.
KBShimmer Thrust Issues, 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was a little thick but still workable. I used this tutorial for using the magnet, it worked better on some nails than others. I think I just need to practice the technique.
China Glaze Mega Bite, 3 coats plus top coat. Sheer and thin but pretty!
Crystal Parade Crystal/Pearl Steampunk Mix
I’m obsessing over my magnetic polishes I bought from KBShimmer so I paired it with an old China Glaze that I picked up awhile back from a local beauty supply store. Then I wanted to fancy it up a bit, so dug through my stash for this mix from Crystal Parade. I think it works quite nicely! Click through for more pictures. Don’t forget to check out #vintagepolishfriday at Of Life and Lacquer and on instagram! Continue reading
Turtle Tootsie Polishes Pink Velvet [February Polish Pickup Pack], 2 coats plus top coat. Polish might be thick for some but it’s perfect for me, as I like polish a bit thicker. I think I could have done with doing one more coat to even things out but it still looks great!
Crystal Parade SW Mixed Sizes NHF AB
I am so so glad I picked up this polish from February’s offerings at Polish Pickup. And I’ve got my eye on April’s offering from Turtle Tootsie because it’s a gorgeous looking magnetic polish! This is my current mani and it turned out really nicely. I was inspired by this mani by nailsbymlh. Pink Velvet is a fairly reactive thermal polish as well and I love both states! It’s a whitened pink when warm and a brighter pink when cold.
CrowsToes Nail Color Headless Bride [gift from maker], 3 thin coats plus top coat. This was a little uneven but 3 coats evened it out. It had good glitter coverage.
Fancy Gloss Denim Daze, 2 coats plus top coat. This was almost a One-Coat Wonder, I didn’t need to top coat for it to shine.
Crystal Parade Pearl/Crystal Snowfall Mix
Glitter Gal Serpent Black, previously swatched
Polish ‘M Amber Flame
Polish ‘M Brandy Dazzle 2.0
Crystal Parade PR Ultimate Nail Art Gold mix
tree & leaves vinyl from Polished Vino