Sinful Colors 2476 Shimmy Shimmy from Vanessa collection, 3 coats plus top coat. This is a bright blue polish with strong purple shimmer and cobalt blue flakes. I was disappointed in how it applied, it was super sheer and pulled away at my tips.
L.A. Colors 116 Swiss Coffee. I would call this a cafe au lait color, a lovely neutral.
Moonflower Polish Sprinkles from Summer Neons June 2018. This is an insanely bright pink neon.
Shleee Polish Ghost Bird, 2 coats plus top coat over Blackheart Beauty Black Vamp Satin Matte (1 coat, previously swatched). Before a magnet is applied, this is a concrete blue-gray with pink/red to gold/green shimmer. After magnet is applied, a bright blue stripe appears that shifts purple. Good coverage and formula.
Man, this week has just been such a gray week so far. I am not enthused to do the things I need to do, as a result of gray weather. School stuff, family stuff, house stuff. Blergh. At any rate, I’m trying to get myself together enough to write blog posts and edit photos. Even though this isn’t the oldest mani I haven’t shown you lately (slacker-itis over here), it’s one of my favorites! Continue reading
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
Bee’s Knees Lacquer Luck Isn’t a Super Power, 3 coats
Moonflower Polish Fluorite Glow [press sample, previously swatched]
If you recall when I did my tiger stripe manicure awhile back, I had been inspired by kombucha_witch_ on instagram after failing to recreate a manicure of hers. I asked around and no one has heard of how I do this technique and Erika Elswick (from Forty Winks Jewelry) came up with the term distressed stamping. Keep reading to the end for a short lesson on how I created this mani!
Moonflower Polish Fluorite Glow [Blurple-winkle Polish Lovers Group Custom June 2018], 3 coats plus top coat. This dries semi-matte. It has a good formula and covers well in the first coat. I needed 3 coats for evenness – but my office where I paint my nails has been messing with my manis lately!
Oh my, you all. This polish is shifty magicalness (yeah, I said it) in a bottle. I have often admired Moonflower Polish stamped manis that others have created but I’ve shied away because I am still so horrible at stamping. (I know, what kind of blogger am I? Apparently not a very well-rounded one!) I wanted to get one Nadia, the maker, made for a Polish Pickup Pack – I Just Can’t Wait – but it had a cap on how many and I missed it. (But guess what?? It’s coming back for July PPU! Cue my squealing in delight! Check out Serene’s swatches.)
At any rate, Moonflower Polish does have polishes that are can be for all sorts of manis, not just for stamping, including this polish! It does stamp, of course, but you can also wear it as a regular polish like I did here.