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Independence Day Nails

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

I wasn’t really planning on posting today, but I know I love seeing the different manis that everyone comes up with for holidays, so I decided to quickly share my Independence Day nails with you today.

In the pics below I used 3 coats of China Glaze Ride the Waves topped with Lac Attack Rydell Forever on all but my ring finger. On my ring finger I did 2 coats of Zoya Sooki topped with 2 coats of Windestine Asbestos. Peep it:

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That’s all for today my loves! 

I hope all of my American readers have a happy Independence Day, and for those of you who aren’t celebrating the holiday, have a wonderful Wednesday!

(Lac Attack  and Windestine polishes can be purchased from their Etsy shops here and here)

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NOTD: Rockstar Nails Chocolate Empire & Misa Krystal Water

Oh joy, it’s Monday again. 😉

I hope you all had a good weekend. It’s Monday, but I don’t even mind because it’s gonna be a short work week because of the holiday.

Anyway, today I’ve got a quick NOTD that I did using Misa Krystal Water and the gorgeous glitter explosion that is Rockstar Nails Chocolate Empire.

Rockstar Nails is another indie brand that I discovered on Etsy, and when I saw this amazing polish called Chocolate Empire, I knew I had to have it! It’s a mix of small and medium hex glitters in brown, gold and turquoise. I love how the colors look together, and I don’t think I own any other polish with brown glitter in it, so it’s definitely a win. It’s a little thick, but you get amazing coverage with just one coat.

Misa Krystal water is a beautiful turquoise shimmer that almost perfectly matches the turquoise glitter in Chocolate Empire, so I decided to pair them up.

In the pics below I did 3 coats of Krystal Water on all but my ring finger. On my ring finger I did one coat of Zoya Angelina topped with 2 coats of Chocolate Empire. Check it out:

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The whole time I wore this I couldn’t stop staring at my nails!

Brown and turquoise is one of my most favorite color combinations, so I was in all kinds of love with this mani.

If you like Chocolate Empire, you can click on over to Rock Star Nails’ Etsy site here. You can snag it for $8.50 a bottle…which speaking of bottles, isn’t the shape of the bottle kind of cool? I don’t see too many other indie polish makers using that particular type of bottle.

Anyway, that’s all for today my loves. Let me know what you think of Chocolate Empire and try to have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

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Candy Lacquer Argyle

Happy Saturday Loves!

Yay for the weekend! Can you believe today is the last day of June?!? It seems kind of insane to me that it’s almost July!

Anyway, today I have a pretty little polish from Candy Lacquer called Argyle

I was lusting after this baby but never got to Candy Lacquer’s Etsy shop in time to grab it, so I was thrilled when the lovely and generous Bridget offered to send her bottle my way (thanks again Bridget 🙂 ).

Argyle is made with matte black, white, and teal diamond-shaped glitter and black and white bar glitter in a clear base.

I love the color combination and shapes of the glitter pieces and haven’t really seen anything else like it. The only thing is application is pretty tricky because the glitter to lacquer base ratio seems to be off a bit. The dabbing method that glitters like this often require didn’t even work. I kind of had to slop big globs on each nail, then brush off the excess polish and hope that some of the glitter pieces stayed. I kinda got the hang of it after a couple of nails, but the process was annoying.

Besides all of that, I love how it came out, so I’m pretty sure I’ll deal with the sucky application if I have to.

In the pics below I layered it over 2 coats of China Glaze Concrete Catwalk. Peep it:

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So what do you think of this mani?

Would you deal with the tricky application for the end result?

You can buy Argyle for $8 from Candy Lacquer’s Etsy shop here. She re-stocks pretty frequently and has a lot of other pretty glitters as well.

Let me know your thoughts on this mani and have a great weekend! 🙂

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Aphrodite Lacquers Ambrosia

Hey Peeps! Happy Pink Wednesday!

I haven’t done a pink Wednesday in foreverrrrr…and to be honest, doing one today was an accident. It just so happened that the mani I most recently took pics of was pink 🙂

Anyway,  today I’ve got another lovely indie polish from Etsy. It’s a beautiful glittery jelly called Ambrosia by Aphrodite Lacquers.

Ambrosia is part of Aphrodite Lacquers’ Sandbar collection. It’s a light pink jelly interspersed with fuchsia, pink and silver glitter. It’s super gorgeous on its own, but I was going for a more opaque look so I layered it over Essie Tour de Finance.

In the pics below I used 2 coats of Tour de Finance and 2 coats of Ambrosia. Peep it:

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Pretty, right?

You can buy Ambrosia and the other 5 lovelies in the Sandbar Collection from Aphrodite Lacquers’ Etsy shop.

Ambrosia is currently out of stock, but should be back at the end of the month. There are still three other colors from the collection available as I write this post. I own 4 of the 6 in the collection and I definitely recommend all of them, so get your hands on them if you have a chance.

That’s all for today folks. Have a happy hump day!

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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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Whimsical Ideas by Pam – Seuss

Happy Friday Everyone!

My schedule is all thrown off this week because of issues at work, so I almost forgot what day it was.

Anyway, today I have a little indie polish for you from Whimsical Ideas by Pam. It’s called Seuss and it is amazingly awesome!

If you haven’t heard of Whimsical Ideas by Pam, it’s an awesome line of polish sold by its lovely creator Pam through her Facebook page. I don’t remember how I first found her, but the first polish of hers that I saw was Peanut Butter & Jelly (which I’ll have a review on next week) and I fell in love.

Once I looked through pics of her polish on her Facebook page and I saw Seuss, I knew I had to have it.

Seuss is a bright and beautiful sky blue creme/jelly packed with fine blue glitter, medium red hex glitter, and large white hex glitter. It applies like a dream and my favorite part is that you don’t have to fish out the glitter chunks! You get a good variety of all of them with each brush stroke. In the pics below I applied 3 thin coats to get to the opacity that I liked. Check out the amazingness:

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Very “Thing 1, Thing 2”-ish, right???

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Isn’t the bottle so cute and…whimsical? 😉 I love the little bow! 

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You can totally see why she named this little beauty Seuss. I’m in love!

The color combination is so perfect. It brings back memories of the old Dr. Seuss books that I learned how to read with when I was little 🙂

What I love most is that Pam sells her polish through email orders. That means there’s no having to stalk Etsy shops at random hours, or worrying about getting what you want in your cart and checking out before others snatch them up. You just email her your choices, then patiently wait a few days for her to invoice you, and voila!

You can  view more pics of Seuss and Pam’s other polishes through her Facebook page here. There’s info about how to order right on the front page. The polishes are $10 each and her shipping prices are really reasonable. Plus, she ships super fast! I got mine 3 days after I paid.

So what do you think of Seuss? Have you tried any of Pam’s polishes? Let me know your thoughts and have fantabulous Friday! 🙂

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