Friday, May 27, 2016

"While walking by your side along the way I spied a tiny copper penny on the ground"

Final day of my theme week!  I hope you've enjoyed it & if you haven't guessed the theme it was metals.

The polishes I used for this mani were:
*Sinful Colors Love Thyself--two coats for full coverage.  This is a blurple polish that my camera shows as blue, it's more purple in real life.
*FingerPaints Fall of Surprises!--one coat over my ring nail.
*Zoya Penny--used for the dots.
*INM Out The Door topcoat--one coat over everything.

This mani was probably my favorite.  I loved the color combo of copper & purple, but I also really love the polka dots (I used my second smallest dotting tool).  I don't think I've done a full mani of dots & I'm not sure why since they're super simple & actually pretty quick to do.  My husband loved this mani.

Did you enjoy my theme week?  Which mani was your least favorite/favorite?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

"Sail on silver girl, sail on by, your time has come to shine"

This mani was actually what I wore on Mother's Day & the whole reason doing a theme week popped in my head (no idea why, lol).
The polishes I used for this mani were:
*FingerPaints Dream I Can Fly--two coats for full coverage.  Has a satin finish if you don't add a topcoat.
*Zoya Trixie--two coats for full coverage on my accent nail.  Trixie is still my favorite silver polish I've used.
*FingerPaints Copy Cat--one coat over my middle & ring nails.
*INM Out The Door topcoat--one coat over everything.

I've been wanting to do this color combo for awhile & I finally got around to doing it.  I really like how this combo is simple & understated, but also think gold would have looked good also.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"You're so Art Deco, out on the floor, shining like gunmetal, cold and unsure"

Today's mani is very simple, but I love it:
The polishes I used for this mani were:
*China Glaze Stone cold--two coats for complete coverage.
*China Glaze Some Like It Haute--one coat over Stone Cold for the accent nails.

Stone Cold dries super quick since it's a matte polish.  I only used one coat of Some Like It Haute so it also dried super quick & in total this mani was done & dry (to a light touch) in around five minutes. I actually tried doing a marble (as in the stone, not a water marble) look, but I couldn't get it to work out.  The only downside of this mani is that it chips pretty quickly without a topcoat.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"Cracklin' rosie make me smile"

Day two of my theme week, any ideas what the theme is yet?
The polishes I used for this mani were:
*China Glaze Four Leaf Clover--2 coats for full coverage.
*Orly Rage--one coat on my accent nail & I also used it for stamping.
*Essie A Cut Above--sponged it over Rage on my accent nail.  Don't think I've ever sponged on glitter & it works so well!
*Stamping plate JQ-65 that I bought off ebay (it's a dupe for the Pueen 63 plate)--this plate worked very well with my clear stamper I also bought off ebay.
*INM Out The Door topcoat--one coat over everything.

I've said it before, but I love green & pink as a color combo.  Rage is a really pretty rose gold color, but it didn't come off as pink in the stamping (even though I still really like how the stamping looks). Compared to the glitters in A Cut Above it's also not as pink, but I think the pairing worked well.  I will say that cleaning up a foil polished that is used for stamping is a pain (& you can see a lot of the foil/shine/shimmer still on my cuticles/fingers).

Monday, May 23, 2016

"There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold..."

This week I'll be doing a "theme week" (I don't think I've ever done one??) & I'm starting off with my least favorite of the five manis I'll be posting:
The polishes that I used were:
*Wet n Wild Poppy Culture--two coats for full coverage.  This is an orange-red polish that is really pretty, but I really didn't care for it on my nails, but I know I'll be wearing it on my toenails.
*Zoya Ziv--two coats for full coverage as an accent nail.
*e.l.f. Gold Star--one coat over my middle & pinkie nails.
*INM Out The Door topcoat--one coat over everything.

This mani isn't horrible, but the orange-red polish didn't look right on me & gold isn't a metal I care for...all of it together just turned into a mani I didn't really like.  That's one of the great things about doing your nails though--if you don't like something you can always take it off & start over.  I do like the rest of the manis I'll be posting this week so I hope you'll come back to see those as well!

**Zoya Ziv was sent to me in the past from the company for my honest review.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Not quiet so plain...

Most (all?) of my manicures in the last 6+ months have been mainly creme polishes only so I decided to add a little something to my latest mani:
Zoya Taylor and Candy Lacquer Zombicorn
The polishes I used for this mani were:
*Zoya Taylor--two coats for full coverage.  I love this polish since it's the most "neutral/flesh toned" for me.
*Candy Lacquer Zombicorn--one coat painted over Taylor.  I love Candy Lacquer's glitter polishes & even though this is technically a Halloween polish I think it works well for spring/summer.
*INM Out the Door topcoat--one coat between Taylor & Zombicorn & then one coat after Zombicorn.

I really love this combo since you can see all the different glitters that make up Zombicorn--I prefer glitters over contrasting bases so none of the glitters get lost.

I'm trying to get back into glitters & whatnot in hopes that my manis are a little less boring for you to look at, lol.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Memories of Luigi...

Just a simple, fun mani for today:
Nail polishes used:
*OPI I'm Sooo Swamped!--two coats.  Ugh, I love this green so damn much!  I honestly don't care for OPI polishes normally since they have so many reds/pinks, but I'm Sooo Swamped may just be my favorite green polish ever.
*China Glaze Let's Jam--two coats.  This is another new polish from the Lite Brites collection & again the formula is perfect, especially for a CG purple.  Let's Jam does have a blue shimmer running through it that you can't see very well unless you're in the sun/bright light.
*ILNP Mega (S)--three coats.  The sun was out yesterday & I went back to my go-to accent nail, lol.
*INM Out The Door topcoat

Green & purple is my favorite color combo ever (besides rainbow).  I know this is a very simple mani (as most of mine have been lately), but creme polishes have my heart right now.  As for the Luigi reference--I was the younger sibling & was "forced" to be player two when Nintendo came out so Luigi's always been my favorite between him & Mario.

What are your thoughts on this mani?  Getting sick of seeing simple manis & creme polish?