Tonic Polish Dorothy 2017, 2 coats as a base
Tonic Polish Zeppo [previously swatched]
Tonic Polish Flawless [previously swatched]
Tonic Polish Diva Royale [previously used in magnetic blobbicure]
KBShimmer Oh Matte!, 1 coat
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny, 2 coats
I’ve been in love with this veil nail look and of course I had to try it out again after the last veil nail look (and I’ll have another to show you on Friday!). I found the original tutorial by perfect10customnails, if you’d like to try this out for yourself.
For this first set of photos, this is right after I finished all the nails but before I applied matte top coat or the magnet. You can really see how textured this ends up without any top coat. It also looks really cool without even applying the magnet! Continue reading
ILNP High Tide, 1 coat
Tonic Polish Flawless, 2 coats plus top coat
L.A. Colors Color Craze 96 Revolutionary
Crystal Parade Ultimate Nail Art Clear
I think it was nailluminati on instagram who I saw used Flawless over a teal and I had High Tide sitting on my table and thought “Hmmmm”. I’m so glad I tried it out!
OPI Natural Nails Base Coat, 1 coat
China Glaze Liquid Leather, 1 coat
B Squared Lacquer Plur
Tonic Polish Caliente
Sinful Colors 2238 Diamond Blogs
Sinful Colors 2234 Out in Space
KBShimmer Oh Matte!
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny
I don’t know how many people have seen this veil technique but this is now the second or third time I’ve done a mani with it and it’s so fun. I first saw this through nail_muse on instagram but I saw this variation and had to try my hand at it. I tried to do an accent nail with Tonic Polish Caliente with the veil technique but I don’t think it worked. (It’s come to my attention that perfect10customnails is perhaps the originator of the veil neil technique. Just gotta give credit where it is due!) Continue reading
Tonic Polish Blanche 2017 [previously swatched], 1 coat as a base
Fancy Gloss Sodalite, blue to clear thermal
Femme Fatale Cosmetics Cry of the Red Sky [Hella Holo Customs Exclusive January 2016]
So I saw this tutorial from ketonails that I tried out, but she hadn’t given it a name and I didn’t know what to call it. I asked in Hobby Polish Bloggers and I kind of liked brushed fluid nail art and fluid marble so I kind of combined the names. I have no idea if that’s what this technique is actually called but let’s go with it. This was so shifty and beautiful in person – I should have taken a video!
Tonic Polish Xtravaganza, 3 coats plus top coat, formula is slightly sheer but otherwise good.
6 Harts Polish Heart of the Milky Way [Polish Pickup Pack April 2018], 3 coats plus top coat, applies slightly unevenly but the third coat finishes it nicely.
So today is my gramma’s 100th birthday celebration! She actually turned 100 in February but the family decided to hold the celebration in the summer. I live in the same town as she does so I get to luckily see her frequently. But I’m a little apprehensive over how many people will be at this shindig – crowds, loudness, chaotic craziness, and unfamiliar people are all some of my personal triggers for my anxiety. I’m hopeful that things will go well.
Jessica Cosmetics Monsoon Melon, 2 coats
Tonic Polish Diva Royale, 3 coats plus top coat
Color accuracy must be taking a hike this week because Monsoon Melon is showing up way more orange than it actually is. It’s more pink in real life. Sigh.
Sinful Colors 2417 Shock Candy, 1 coat as a base
KBShimmer Squeeze the Day
Tonic Polish Ru, 3 coats plus top coat
In the Magnetic Polish Lovers group on Facebook awhile ago, Kyong Lee (who always knocks it out of the park with her nails) shared marbled nail art and I was so stunned I just had to know how she created it! She linked me to her tutorial and this was the first time I was able to do this kind of nail art, even though I’ve tried before.