Blackheart Beauty Shimmer Satin Matte [previously swatched], 2 coats
Sinful Colors Kylie Trend Matters Konstellation [previously swatched], 2 coats
Geesh, the title of this is a flippin’ mouthful, isn’t it? In a Facebook group I’m in, there was a suggestion to compare this Blackheart Beauty to an older Sinful Colors. Let’s see how they compare in the bottle!
So obviously, they look really close, maybe the BHB a little darker?
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.
Sinful Colors Acapella Ella, 1 coat as a base
Sinful Colors Coco Bae [previously used in tiger stripe manicure]
Sinful Colors Sucker Punch
Sinful Colors Forbitten Fruit
Sinful Colors Cosmotion
I saw this tutorial on instagram from nail_muse and decided to try it out for a spring manicure! It turned out even better than I imagined, I really love it. I only wish that Cosmotion would have been easier to get the glitters out of the bottle, but as it were it did add some beautiful shimmer. I also have swatches of each individual polishes after the nail art.
Sinful Colors 2214 Besos for Pesos, 1 coat as a base
Sinful Colors 2336 Rebel Rebel Transforming Top Coat
CrowsToes Nail Color Well, isn’t that just f@#ing marble-ous, upcoming polish for April Polish Pickup Pack
Morning everyone! I’m sitting here with a cup of freshly ground and brewed coffee and for the moment at least, I feel like I could conquer the world. I’m sure that feeling will go away any minute so I better get while the getting’s good. 😀
Lauri, the head crow over at CrowsToes Nail Color, sent me her polish for April’s Polish Pickup Pack. I’ve been wanting to try this tutorial for awhile, so I figured why not? I have to say, I think it came out spectacularly! I will have swatches of this polish soon, but for now remember that it will be available April 6 through the 9 only at Polish Pickup Pack, and it will be $12. Continue reading
LA Colors Color Craze 372 Intimate (pointer and middle fingers), 2 coats plus top coat
Sinful Colors 2212 Rojo Your Boat (writing)
Pahlish Wingardium Leviosa, 1 coat under YouPolish Lucy’s Sparkle (ring finger); 2 coats under Sinful Colors Transforming Top Coats 2294 Redrum (pinky finger)
I talked to you about how I was feeling on Sunday and I guess that feeling hasn’t gone away. My kids still want to do the annual random acts of kindness in honor of my mom; to be honest, I don’t feel like doing it. I wanna stay at home and eat my feelings and not change out of my pajamas. But I’m gonna buck up and do it for my kids. And then maybe tonight, I’ll sit with a piece of cheesecake and some wine and just cry.
As always, I hope you join me in doing a random act of kindness today in honor of someone you love and cherish. Hashtag it #RAOK4Lucy so I can see too.
Polish ‘M The Great Pumpkin, 2 coats. Good formula, if a little sheer; if I was going to wear it by itself, I would have done a third coat to cover my nail line completely.
Sinful Colors Coco Bae
Funky Fingers Dark Knight
Formula X Naughty Newton, 2 coats. This dries textured. Good formula, just a tad sheer.
Formula X Oh! Zone, 1 coat plus 2 coats of top coat over Naughty Newton.
Un-frog-gettable Cuticle Cover so I didn’t have to do so much clean up. This stuff works really nicely, is inexpensive, and comes in unscented.
This is my current mani and though the tiger stripe isn’t perfect (and my top coat smeared a bit), I really love how it came out. I haven’t done an animal print manicure in quite some time, and I got this idea after watching a video from kombucha_witch_ on instagram. (Go watch, I’ll wait.)
I first used Coco Bae, and just kept going over it on the stamp head until it started drying out and pulling up. Then I applied it to the nail. Then I did the same with the black polish, I just used more of it. Of course, my other hand came out much nicer. Continue reading
Sinful Colors Undead Red, 2 coats and no top coat
Sinful Colors Bite Me, 1 coat over Undead Red and no top coat; 3 coats by itself and no top coat
Undead Red was runny, the black shreds are sparse AND they stick up. Boo.
Bite Me (1 coat over Undead Red above)
Bite Me (3 coats and no top coat) was very runny and sheer but the glitter had okay distribution.