Thursday, June 30, 2016

Purple throwback

Pretty simple mani to show you today that I actually didn't end up liking as much as I thought I would:
Polishes I used for this mani:
*NYC Strip Me Off base coat: one coat on all my nails for easy removal
*Milani Hi-Res: three coats for full coverage.  I do like this polish & it was one of my first holographic polishes I ever bought (along with the other Milani 3D holographic polishes, but a few of my nails looked like there was lint or something on them--I think it might be from the polish being old & stringing.
*FingerPaints I'm So Enameled By You: I sponged this on my accent nail & I would say it took about three coats for coverage.
*INM Out The Door topcoat: one coat over everything & it did smooth out all the glitter.

I think I didn't end up liking this very much because Hi-Res isn't a very dark purple & I would have liked a darker one to match the purple glitters in I'm So Enameled By You.  I did like this better in the sun than I did in indoor lighting, but that's the case with most holos.

What do you think of this polish?  Do you still wear any "older" polishes?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I'm blue, but that's not bad

From the 11th to the 15th of this month I went camping at the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota & by the time I got home my nails (all 20 of them) were a wreck!  Rain, mud & bug spray mixed together to make my nails look like I was a caveman (f.y.i. bug spray eats through nail polish).
After getting home & cleaning up I finally did my nails on Saturday night for Father's Day:

Polishes I used for this mani:
*OPI Fearlessly Alice--two coats.
*Sinful Colors Kustom Fit--two coats for accent nail.  I didn't know that this polish was a textured polish when I bought it, I just thought it was pretty.  I did add a topcoat over it for this mani.
*INM Out The Door topcoat--one coat.

My husband's favorite color is blue & I also knew we were going to go see "Finding Dory" so this mani was also a nudge to that.  I know this is a very simple mani, but I really like both of these polishes & think they work well together.

Here's a picture I took from the canoe when we went out fishing (I didn't catch anything the whole trip):

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Shattered rainbows

Awhile back I finally found Orly Mirrorball at Sally's when it was on clearance/red tag for $4.19, but I'm pretty sure the red tag polishes were 50% off when I bought it (under $2.10 for a polish I had been looking for since it came out?  Yes please!).  I've been thinking of a look using it besides wearing it alone or as an accent nail & this is what I came up with:

What I used for this mani:
*Orly Mirrorball--two coats.  If I was wearing this alone I would have added another coat, but I knew I was going to be covering a lot of it up.
*Nail stickers/stencils from ebay.
*China Glaze Hot Flash--this was the first time I had used this polish & I really love it for being a red.
*Sinful Colors Bye Felicia!--this polish seems pretty pigmented for being a yellow.
*OPI I'm Sooo Swamped!--do I have to remind you how much I love this polish?  Such a perfect green. *sigh*
*OPI Fearlessly Alice--this polish is pretty much spot-on the color of Alice's dress in "Alice In Wonderland".  I love the old Disney cartoon movie.
*China Glaze I Got A Blue Attitude--I'll say it again, this is probably the best purple polish from China Glaze that I've used, it's not runny like all the others (that I've used) seem to be.
*INM Out The Door topcoat--one coat after Mirrorball (I put it on the night before I did the stencils & colored polishes to make sure it was dry) & one coat after the colors.

I know that the design didn't come out 100% as it should have, but I do have very curved nails so full nail stencils are hard to use on my nails & I don't use nail stencils much so that's just error on my put, but I really like how these look & how they look in the sun  with the flashes of holographic.