Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Linked (nope, not Zelda)

Haven't painted my nails in awhile so I haven't had anything to blog about (sorry!).  Here's the nails I did tonight:
OPI Skull & Glossbones

OPI Skull & Glossbones with OPI Fearlessly Alice
What I used for this mani:
*OPI Skull & Glossbones--two coats for full coverage.
*INM Out The Door topcoat--one coat over Skull & Glossbones.
*OPI Fearlessly Alice--used for stamping.
*MASH nail plate Mash-41--the chain link design.

I'm sure I've used Skull & Glossbones before, but I couldn't find a blog post on it.  I really like this color of grey.  I almost didn't stamp over it, but stamping is what I had my mind set on today.  I used Fearlessly Alice & the Mash-41 plate with a clear stamper & the stamping came out very easily & very well except my thumb nail wasn't fully covered & my index finger some of the design didn't transfer, but that was because I let the polish dry too long on the stamper.  I like this, but not as much as the plain nails.  My husband likes the stamped nails better.  Which do you like more?

Sunday, July 10, 2016

This is giving me an 80s flashback

Just a quick post to show off my mani for this weekend:
For this mani I used:
*NYC Strip Me Off base coat--one coat on all my nails.
*Pure Ice Kiss Me Here--two coats for full coverage.  I've said it a bunch, but this is my favorite grey polish ever.  It works for this mani, but I do wish I had used a slightly lighter grey (& probably will do this exact mani with a lighter grey in the future).
*Sinful Colors Cute Cadet--mostly one coat painted/dabbed on with a few extra glitters placed if I didn't think I had enough of a certain color on my nail.
*INM Out The Door topcoat--one coat over everything.

I know this mani is (again) simple, but I love how it looks & I am *in love* with Cute Cadet, it's my favorite of the new camo glitters.  It has a mix of  hot pink hex glitters, black & white hex glitters that are slightly smaller than the hot pink ones & then small holographic glitters (they look pale green to me when they don't look holographic if that makes sense) in a clear base.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Ohh say can you see...double?

Happy 4th of July!  If you aren't from the United States, it's our Independence Day.  I don't normally do a lot of "holiday" manis, but I did red, white & blue nails (I still like my ones from 2013 more--you can find those here):
 Polishes I used for this mani:
*NYC Strip Me Off base coat--one coat under everything.
*OPI Dating A Royal--two coats for coverage.  This is this first OPI polish I ever bought & even though it seemed thinner than I remember it being it still covered well.
*Salon Perfect Spirit Fingers--I used the white stars out of it & then also added some of the glitter clear coat over it.  This polish also has red & blue stars.
*Pure Ice Siren--two coats, but I honestly could have used one.  This polish is the perfect "power red"--the color I think of boss ass ladies in movies/tv shows/whatnot having their nails painted.
*Pure Ice Platinum Magic Base Coat--two coats for coverage.
*INM Out The Door topcoat--one coat over everything.

I really do like how this turned out; I almost added white glitter over the red & red glitter over the white, but I'm glad I left it simple.
Now for the double part; I painted my right hand differently so I'll also show you that mani (1/2 a mani?):
Different Dimension Right To Vote 2012

What I used for this mani:
*NYC Strip Me Off base coat--one coat under everything.
*Different Dimension Right To Vote 2012--three coats for coverage.  This is a really pretty milky base with red, white & blue glitters.  This isn't for sale in her shop, but she does have other very pretty polishes (including a red, white & blue that's similar).
*Salon Perfect Pa-tri-otic--I dabbed this over my thumb, middle & pinkie fingers.
*Salon Perfect Speck-Tacular--I dabbed this over my index & ring fingers.
*INM Out The Door topcoat--one coat over everything.

I like how this turned out as well.  Both of these designs are fairly simple, but fun.  I hope everyone has a safe & happy 4th of July weekend!

**Pure Ice Siren was sent to me for my honest review & Different Dimension Right To Vote 2012 was sent to me for being a voter in the 2012 election.