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
KBShimmer Resting Witch Face [October 2018 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 coats. Because of how textured this dries, it does need more than one coat of top coat.
L.A. Colors Cosmic Pink, 2 coats
2 coats of glossy top coat
I had this manicure on this past weekend, which ended up being perfect because it was colder than a witch’s t*t. 😀 (How did that even become a saying, anyway??) Continue reading
1 coat base
KBShimmer Insert Coin [June 2018 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 coats. I would say this is a burnished coin base and when a magnet is applied, a gold band appears and the base shifts from blue to purple.
Moon Shine Mani The One With All the Candy [February 2018 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 coats. I would say this is a multichrome red-orange-pink base with similar multichrome flakies.
OPI Check Out the Old Geysirs. A baby blue base with intense blue shimmer.
a random white polish in the marbled nails
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny QDTC, 1 coat
This is a mani I had created quite awhile ago – at least a few months. Yes, yes, I’m still working my way through old manis. Good news is, I’m catching up! Continue reading
American Classics Growth Spurt base coat, 1 coat
Cult Nails Nevermore, 1 coat as a base
KBShimmer Spaced Out [previously used in a magnetic mani]
KBShimmer You Rocket My World [previously used in a skittlette dotticure]
KBShimmer Solar Flair [previously used in a smooshy manicure]
KBShimmer Thrust Issues [previously used in a glittery magnetic mani]
KBShimmer A Star is Formed
1 coat of random non-quick-dry top coat
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny QDTC, 1 coat
I don’t know what my obsession is with getting an oil slick puddle look on my nails but I keep trying it! This version is a magnetic version. I started with a black base, then used the distressed stamping technique with the different magnetic polishes. Then I used 1 thick coat of a non-quick-dry top coat and hit each nail with a magnet. Last, I used a QDTC to finish the look off.
KBShimmer Just a Phase, 3 coats
Baroness X Fire Opal, 1 coat over Just a Phase
Sinful Colors Neon Collection 2017
KBShimmer Oh Matte, 1 coat
A few weekends ago was my gramma’s 100th birthday celebration (her birthday is in February, but had the party in the summer) and I created these nails that weekend. I actually smooshed the neons around on a plastic baggie, let them dry overnight, and applied them the next morning.
Sinful Colors 2432 Rave New World
Shleee Polish Nightmarish, 3 coats plus top coat
KBShimmer Solar Flair [previously used]
I really need to sit down and swatch polishes but I just don’t wanna. I just want to do my nails in pretty ways. 😀
OPI The Thrill of Brazil, 1 coat!
OPI Midnight in Moscow
Cult Nails Nevermore
Sinful Colors 2284 White on Time
KBShimmer Beach Please
A Girl Obsessed Fractured Spirit
I was perusing instagram the other day (as one does when one is ignoring one’s children *ahem*) and noticed someone I follow (samantha1027) posted a photo about #polishswatchsunday. Curious about it, I clicked on the profile and wanted to jump in! The prompt for this Sunday is “toolbox red” and I pulled out an oldie: OPI The Thrill of Brazil. And because I can’t leave well enough alone, I created some nail art to go with. 🙂 Continue reading