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
I haven’t featured The Don Deeva as in a full manicure (you might remember this smoosh manicure) yet on the blog, so I guess it’s high time I did! Today’s manicure features The Don Deeva Varnish I’m Prada You’re Nada, Polished For Days Bali [gift], and Dreamland Lacquer Coral of the Story II [Hella Holo Customs].
The Don Deeva Varnish I’m Prada You’re Nada is a holographic dark purple red base with glitters of blue, purple, and pink along with silver shards. This is 1 coat. Continue reading
So last week I showed you a smoosh nail art manicure in which I used a whole bunch of polishes, including two that I used in this beachy manicure: China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic and Dreamland Lacquer A Wedding Dress That Isn’t Bright Turquoise. I also used Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Homeward Sound and Pretty & Polished Sand in My Crack for today’s manicure.
I started off with Rodeo Fanatic on my middle, ring, and pinky fingers. It’s got a lovely shiftiness going on that is to die for! Formula was a little thin, and can be draggy – make sure you let each coat dry. This is 3 coats and no top coat. Continue reading
This manicure was one of those, “I’ll start with these polishes and see where I end up” manis. 😛 Which are actually fun to do because sometimes they really work out and you love them (and yes, sometimes they don’t work out). I first started off with Vapid Lacquer Round ‘N’ Round and Girly Bits Cosmetics Terra [Hella Holo Customs nail polish].
I started off with Vapid Lacquer Round ‘N’ Round [gift] on my pointer and pinky fingers. This is a pink-purple with beautiful copper shimmer. No complaints on formula or application. This is 3 coats plus top coat.
Hi everyone! I’ve been having troubles lately with quick dry top coats just not working out – Digital Nails Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That was my main squeeze, which stopped working; then Darling Diva Polish PETC became my love and it stopped working for me. I thought I’d do a little QDTC challenge between 4 brands: Dreamland Lacquer, KBShimmer, Paint Box Polish, and Top Shelf Lacquer. I’ll show you the results after 5 days of wear in just a moment but let’s talk about ship times, then application, then wear time.
Keep in mind that every person’s body chemistry is different, and your mileage may vary – this is only a reporting of how these top coats worked with me.
Dreamland: Ordered on a Saturday, received the following Saturday
KBShimmer: Ordered on a Sunday, received on Thursday
Paint Box Polish: Ordered on a Saturday, received on Thursday; my order also included a mani bomb, which was a nice touch
Top Shelf Lacquer: (Older order but I’m sure I received my order within 3 days of purchase.)
I used each top coat over a layered manicure: 2 coats of China Glaze Midtown Magic, 1 layer of Baroness X Opulent Oddity, 1 layer of Baroness X Dulcinea.