1 coat of base coat
Bee’s Knees Lacquer Reputation of Malice, 1 thin coat as base. This is a black based polish with magnetic flakes and holo flakes. It shifts from blue, teal, purple, emerald, maroon, and violet.
Moonflower Polish Electric Slime. An eye-searing neon green.
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny QDTC, 1 coat
Geez, I am riding the struggle bus lately. Every day has been pretty much a struggle to make any decision without completely being frozen in anxiety. TMI ahead but my anxiety usually ramps up at certain points in my cycle, yay! 😦 Continue reading
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!
OPI Natural Nails Base, 1 coat
KBShimmer Squeeze The Day, 2 coats plus top coat
Polish ‘M Life Is What You Bake It [February 2018 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 coats plus top coat
Sinful Colors 2294 Redrum [Hypnotic Transforming Top Coat]
KBShimmer Oh Matte!
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny!
Unfroggetable Cuticle Cover
I told you all last night that I was going to be taking off that spotted marbled mani and starting from scratch today and so here we are! I just wasn’t going to be able to handle the chipping on that mani plus I wasn’t entirely pleased with it. But this? Yeah, it’s summery and fresh and hot. I luff it. ❤ I also have a short tutorial for you so keep reading and don’t forget to share! Continue reading
OPI Natural Nails base coat, 1 coat
Don Deeva Box Office Bitch, 2 coats as a base [previously swatched]
Tonic Polish Queen [previously swatched]
Un-frog-gettable Cuticle Cover around my nails
L.A. Colors Rapid Dry top coat, 1 coat
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny QDTC, 1 coat
Oh my gosh, so many steps to create this mani but it is well worth it. It came out really nicely and I have been flashing and moving my nails around a lot. I’ll detail the steps I took below! Continue reading
CrowsToes Nail Color Power Stone, 2 coats plus 2 coats of top coat. This had good consistency and formula but for extra shine, I needed 2 coats of top coat. This was from January 2018 Polish Pickup Pack.
Blackheart Beauty BH White AB Flakes, sponged on bare nail with matte top coat and 2 coats of shiny top coat. This was so thick, even sponging it on. And the flakes stick up. 😦 1/10 do not recommend.
Dreamland Lacquer Dragonberry (faded), 3 coats plus 1 coat of top coat. This is from Hella Holo Customs April 2016, about time I used it. This is the original Dragonberry that was replaced because it was a fader. It’s a lovely almost sherbet orange now.
So this is my current mani and to be honest I hated it until I added that simple stripe across my nail. How can one little change make such a huge difference? Who knows. Anyway, I couldn’t get color accuracy on the CrowsToes and I fiddled with color settings until my eyes crossed. It’s a much more vibrant purple (not blue) in real life, it freaking glows.
Swirled on a plastic bag, smooshed with a stamper, then smooshed onto my nails:
Polish ‘M Zoltar’s Fortune (2 coats no top coat)
Bees Knees Lacquer Salty Anon
Polish ‘M Tangelo
Dreamland Lacquer Dragonberry II
old Born Pretty Store water slide decals (which I think might have been a press sample?)
Crystal Parade Mixed Sizes Crystal Shimmer
I think part of why I am finding blogging a drag (please read yesterday’s post if you haven’t already) is because I have a backlog of manis that I want to show you first so I don’t end up showing you what’s currently on my nails and I lose my excitement over my nails. No more! This is my current mani.
Good morning all! I hope that you are having a good Memorial Day weekend if you are in the USA, and a good Monday regardless. Every Memorial Day, my children and I go to lay flowers at my uncle’s grave. His remains were recovered from the Vietnam War and came home a few years ago. It has always been my honor to go visit every year and lay flowers at his grave and pay my respects. At any rate, I do have some nail art to show you today with Girly Bits Cosmetics In One Year and Out the Other, Girly Bits Steely Resolution, Dreamland Lacquer Dragonberry II [Hella Holo Customs polish], and nail gems from Crystal Parade.
I started off with In One Year and Out the Other. This is a pale pink with hot pink specks, golden shimmer, and pink to green UCC flakes. This is 2 coats and no top coat. Continue reading