Sunday, July 14, 2013

"Delicate Peach" by Cutie Girl

This is one of my favorite nail polishes - and it's from Dollar Tree! Fairly sheer peach with lots of gold flecks. At 1-2 coats it's almost a neutral (+ shine!) and and 3+ coats it is fairly opaque. It's also a nice top coat over other oranges. Shown is two coats.

blue glitter franken

This franken is about 5/6 Confetti "party palace blue" with the space left in the bottle filled with Wet'n'Wild "blue moon." Turned out really pretty, took 3-4 coats for the opacity i like but very pretty jelly finish. sorry for the sloppy paint job - this was pre-cleanup

Julie G Blueberry Fizz Swatches

I am trying to figure out how to get my phone pictures on to this site. today i tried textured polish for the first time. JulieG Gumdrops Blueberry Fizz. I liked it a lot. good coverage in one coat, shellac'd in sparkle in two. I wore it that way for about an hour then wanted to try a top coat. I don't think the top coat 'destroys' the effect of the polish. Without topcoat the polish is very sparkly and yet MATTE. Adding the topcoat changes things - the color is a bit darker, the texture toned down slightly (but still rough) but there it less.... architectural? the matte glitters gave the impression of buildings and without topcoat there were also shadows. My nails looked like a field of fractured crystals and the effect was lovely. It is lost with the addition of the topcoat but there is still full coverage glitter and more traditional shine. I like it both ways.

Glitter Gradient with Orly Cut the Cake and Milani Pink Flare

This is a manicure I did a while ago but i think it's one of the prettiest I've done. It was two coats of Orly "Cut the Cake" and then a gradient of Milani "Pink Flare" - probably about three coats of various sizes starting at the top so the color was darkest at the tip of my nails. Base coat Sally Hansen Triple Strong, Top Coat Seche Vite

Saturday, June 1, 2013


I feel I need to start my own nail polish blog if only because I have SO MUCH NAIL POLISH. no, seriously. I'm about to move and not bringing my permanent collection with me. And I need to learn about swatching and taking good pictures of my nails. but it's a project.