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Nail-Venturous Floam

Happy Tuesday Loves!

Today I’m doing a special post to participate in Polish Days which is a cool idea that was created by a couple of other nail bloggers. Basically, a bunch of us nail bloggers will have a particular day that we collectively agree to post on one particular polish. I think it’s a fun and neat idea to see how the same polish looks on lots of different people.

The polish chosen for the first official “Polish Day” is the awesome bottle of fun that is Floam by Nail-Venturous.

I’m sure you guys have seen this swatched a million and one times already because it’s been one of the most popular polishes on the nail scene this year, but I haven’t posted on it yet, so I’m glad I saved it for today.

Floam is a mix of matte glitters in neon blue and yellow-green, floating happily in a clear base.

I’m gonna be honest and say that the first time I tried Floam, I was disappointed. It was gritty and thick and hard to do clean up on and I was so sad that it wasn’t all I’d expected it to be. I got my bottle from Ninja Polish on the first day that the site went live, so I considered myself super lucky to have snagged a bottle, and that’s the only thing that kept me from swapping it away. So I set it aside for a couple of weeks, and then I decided to layer it instead of building it up on its own, and voila! I stopped hating it and I fell in love with it for the beauty it is! 🙂

Anyway, in the pics below I layered 2 coats of Floam over 2 coats of China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise (which I happen to think is the perfect “underwear” for it 😉 ) . Peep it:

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And here’s a pic of Floam with one of the rings that I made with it (available in my Etsy shop).

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Floam is awesomesauce right?

It’s a pain in the ass to remove, but I think it’s so worth it.

So now that you’ve seen my swatches of this lovely, I encourage you to check out the other wonderful bloggers that are sporting Floam fingers today:

Polly Polish

My Polish Stash

The Nail Polish Project

A Lacquered Affair

Beauty by Jenny

Love Varnish

The Crimson Petal

Fab Fingertips

Claws, Nails & Beauty

Mara In Polishland

Charlotte’s Nails

Sincerely Stephanie

Colores de Carol

OMG! Polish ‘Em!

Sparkles Make Me Happy

Nail Utopia

Glitta Gloves

Not Without My Polish

Enjoy and have a terrific Tuesday!

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Pretty & Polished Phoenix

Happy Thursday Loves!

I hope you all have had a great week so far! Today is my Friday, so I’m looking forward to powering through the work day and getting to the weekend! 🙂

Today I’ve got another awesome indie polish for you. It’s Phoenix from Pretty & Polished.

Phoenix is a super gorgeous polish made up of a pale orange base packed with tons of small orange, yellow and red matte glitter (mmm I love matte glitter!), and medium red hex glitter. It’s so freakin’ beautiful! It’s like a little fire in a bottle.

It can probably be worn on its own and be opaque in a few coats, but I have a small bottle so I decided to layer it to save as much as this lovely as possible. I layered it over the awesome, fiery orange beauty that is China Glaze Riveting.

In the pics below I have 2 coats of Phoenix layered over 2 coats of Riveting. The glitter in Phoenix spreads really well, but you do have to fish a little for the hex glitter. That’s ok with me though, because the end result is amazing! Check it out:

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I wanted to throw in this picture because it looks like my nails are glowing!:

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Awesome right?!

I couldn’t stop staring at my nails when I wore this because it was like they were on fire! I love it!

You can buy Phoenix from Pretty & Polished on Etsy. I’m not sure if Phoenix is available in a full size bottle, but the little one like I have is $4.75

Let me know what you think of this lovely and have a terrific Thursday! 🙂

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NOTD: China Glaze Gothic Lolita & Lynnderella LavenDear

Happy Tuesday!

I know…I know…I’ve been neglectful of the blog again. I really do try to have a regular posting schedule, but life happens. So now I’m just gonna post when I have time and try not to stress about it.

So today I have a NOTD that I did with 2 beautiful purple polishes…Let me preface this by saying that I almost didn’t wanna show you guys this mani because one of the polishes I used is a Lynnderella. I know there’s a lot of drama surrounding them, and it’s frustrating that they’re so hard to get a hold of, but at the end of the day they’re still beautiful polishes IMHO, and that’s that.

Anyway, the lovely purples I used for today’s nails are China Glaze Gothic Lolita and Lynnderella LavenDear.

First of all, if you don’t have Gothic Lolita, GO GET IT NOW! It is an amazingly beautiful polish from China Glaze’s Electropop collection. It’s a gorgeous, medium purple with some awesome hidden shimmer running through it. When I first saw promo pics, I was like, “meh, another purple”. But it’s not just another purple. You really have to see it in person to fully appreciate it, but trust me when I say that you need it. Plus, it’s called Gothic Lolita, which I happen to think is a pretty badass name for a nail polish. It goes on smooth and buttery and is opaque in 2 coats.

On my ring finger I added 2 coats of the purple glitter explosion that is Lynnderella LavenDear. It goes perfectly with Gothic Lolita, so I couldn’t resist doing a glittery accent nail with it. Peep the purple goodness:

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So what do you think of this purple mani?

It’s out of the normal range of polish colors that I tend to wear, but I love how it came out.

I know LavenDear is not easy to get your hands on, but Gothic Lolita is pretty easy to find and it’s totally awesome. Also, if you do happen to have LavenDear, I’ve just provided you with the perfect “underwear” for it. You’re welcome 😉

That’s all for today my loves! Enjoy your Tuesdays and be happy that it’s no longer Monday! 🙂

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Lac Attack Jewel of the Nile

Happy Monday Peeps!

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Today is the last day of April and alas, my last day of blue nails for Autism Awareness. I didn’t get to post as much as I would’ve liked, but I did hold true to my mission of wearing blue nail polish every single day this month 🙂

Today I wanted to end the month by showing you another awesome indie polish: Jewel of the Nile by Lac Attack.

Lac Attack is a newish indie polish seller on Etsy, but by this beauty alone, I can tell that its creator, Anastasia, knows exactly what she’s doing.

Jewel of the nail is a mix of neon matte glitters suspended in a clear base. In the bottle it looks almost exactly like Floam by Nail-Venturous, except with some purple glitter thrown in. The glitter in it is not as dense as the glitter in Floam though, so it definitely needs to be layered.

In the pics below I layered 2 coats of Jewel of the Nile over 2 coats of China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise. I love the way it came out and it made my nails look super bright and fun. Check it out:

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Do you see how it’s a little reminiscent of Floam? They could be sisters…or cousins. I’ll have to do a comparison post with them later 😉

You can purchase Jewel of the Nile from Lac Attack’s Etsy shop.

It’s currently sold out but I think it’ll be back in stock before the end of the month. The little bottle that I have is $4.25 and the full-size bottle is $8. I wanted the full-size bottle but it was sold out, so I’ll be itching to get my hands on it next time it’s stocked.

So what do you guys think of Jewel of the Nile? Let me know your thoughts and try to have a happy Monday 🙂

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NOTD: OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue! & Milani Gold

Happy Tuesday Peeps!

Yay for Tuesday because it’s not Monday! 🙂

Over the weekend I got a random idea for a blue and gold mani in my head. It was one of those ideas where I was like, “I have to take off my current mani and make it happen right now!” The only problem was that I was pretty sure I had gotten rid of every gold nail polish that I owned because I hate the way it looks on me.

After reaching out for some gold polish ideas on Twitter, and googling gold nail polish like crazy, I realized that I still owned a couple of gold polishes from China Glaze’s Winter collections (because China Glaze polishes are my precious and when I have the entire collections I refuse to part with any single color 😉 ).

Anyway, the mani I have for you today is the result of my idea manifested on my nails 🙂 In the pics below, I used 2 coats of OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue! on all but my ring finger. I wanted to bling up my ring finger with Milani Gold, but I didn’t wanna have to use 4 or 5 coats, so I used 2 coats of China Glaze Champagne Bubbles as “underwear”, then I only needed 2 coats of Gold. Peep it:

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Do you like?

If you don’t own Yoga-ta Get This Blue!, you need to buy it. I had my bottle for a couple of years and had forgotten what a beautiful blue it is. Plus, the formula is flawless.

Milani Gold is pretty awesome too. You get a good amount of glitter with each brush stroke and you don’t have to fiddle with the glitter chunks too much to get an even application. Plus it’s so cool and blingy! It’s sounds cheesy, but I get why they call it a “Jewel FX” because it’s totally like you have little jewels on your nails. I love it!

Anyway, that’s all for today my loves! Let me know what you think of this gold and blue mani, and have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

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Milani Twinkle

Hey Peeps!

I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start 🙂

Today I have for you the lovely little glitter that is Milani Twinkle. Twinkle is one of the newest editions to Milani’s One Coat Glitter Collection. Though I’m not sure why, because it’s definitely not a “one coat glitter”…it’s not even a 3 coat glitter. I don’t think you can really get full coverage with this, unlike some of the others in the collection.

Anyway, Twinkle is small blue and purple glitter in a clear base. I was trying to find a good base color to put it over and I couldn’t come up with anything I liked. Then I saw Cristina’s swatches of Jordana LA City Nights (which is like the exact same as Twinkle), and I was like, OMG that’s freakin gorgeous! So I decided to try a similar combo, and voila!

In the pics below I used 2 coats of China Glaze Cheers To You, then I layered 1 generous coat of Milani Twinkle on top. I’ve worn this combo for 3 days and there is not a chip in sight, I love it! Check it out:

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It’s like an awesome glittery disco ball on my nails! 🙂

What do you think of Milani Twinkle?

Do you have any ideas for different layering/color combos with it?

Let me know your thoughts and have a great day! 🙂

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The Hungry Asian – Sneeze Breeze

Hey Peeps!

I’m so super excited about the polish that I have to show you today! It quite possibly may be my new favorite nail polish ever!

It’s called Sneeze Breeze and it’s a gorgeous franken made by Kae from The Hungry Asian.

I fell in love with it when I saw Kellie’s swatches of it last summer, and I’ve been coveting it ever since. So naturally, I was super excited when I saw that Kae had created an Etsy shop and was selling it there, and I promptly snatched up a bottle of it without a second thought.

Sneeze Breeze is black and blue glitter in a clear base, and it is pure awesome. The cool thing about the glitter is that it’s matte, so even though I put a top coat on to make it glossy, it still has this unique look to it that reminds me of the speckles on a robin’s egg.

In the pics below I layered 2 coats of it over 2 coats of China Glaze Blue Sparrow (cuz that’s how Kellie wore it and I totally loved how it looked). This baby is a hungry little top coat eater, so I took Kae’s advice and waited a couple of minutes between coats, then added a coat of Gelous, and lastly a coat of Seche Vite to finish it off. Peep it’s amazing beauty:

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Awesome right?!

I love it so much that I don’t even mind that it’s gonna be a PITA to remove, and I’m pretty sure I need a bajillion bottles of it.

You can get it for $8.50 a bottle here from The Hungry Asian’s Etsy shop. Kae has a few other gorgeous colors for sale there as well, and I can’t wait to try them out too!

So what do you think of this lovely? Are you in awe of its beautiful, blue glitteriness (yeah, I said glitteriness) like I am?

Let me know your thoughts and have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

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