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Trailing Flowers

YOU GUYS. This polish is amazing. And I quite like the design I ended up with as well! I am drooling over my own photos. This is rare.


The polish here is called Grey Opal by Polished for Days. It is yet another excellent example of why everyone should join the Polish Pickup Pack! Grey Opal covered perfectly in two thin coats, and control of the polish was excellent. Honestly, I have been painting my nails for years and even so I almost always need to clean around my cuticles with acetone after I am done applying my base color. With this polish, I had no need…it went exactly and ONLY where I wanted it to go! I am impressed.


The polish has a grey jelly base with lots of silver shards, coral shifting flakies, and teal shifting flakies. It is very fun to look at, between the orange and the teal and the glitter! It somehow manages to be both fun and elegant. I loved this polish so much I ended up checking out the Polished for Days store and OMG it is amazing. I want most of it (many of the polishes seem to have as much depth to them as this one, which is just incredible) and I officially have a new indie polish crush for jelly/flakie/shard combos!


Anyway, I ended up making floral stamping decals using a coral polish that more or less matched the pink-orange shade of the flakies, and just going with it. I did paint in some green leaves, but they barely ever made it onto the nail (they were all off the edge, oops)! I want to say this is fitting because yesterday was the first day of spring…but it is 32 degrees out and snowing!


~ Grey glitter: Polished for Days – Grey Opal
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Coral: L’Oreal – Orange You Jealous
~ Teal: Essie – Naughty Nautical
~ Stamp: BM – XL158


Hope you enjoyed! And seriously, if you are as addicted to polish as I am (which if you are reading this, I assume you are) go check out the Polish Pickup Pack. And thank me later 😀

Dots and Flowered Vines

Flower day in the 31 Day Challenge was easy for me to pick…this has a whole bunch of flowers! It’s also quite old (I painted this back in spring and its almost the end of summer…whoops!). I also think its cute, if a little grandmother-y.


The design was inspired by this bit of nail art which is not watermarked so I have no idea who it belongs to! Nor where it came from at all. But it is pretty so I went with it!


I don’t know that I would have decided to mix flowers + color change + dots if left to my own devices…this mani is really busy! It works because so many of the colors are in the pale-neutral shades I think.


~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Blue: Essie – Rock the Boat
~ Dark green: Zoya – Shawn
~ Green: Sinful Colors – Exotic Green
~ Light purple: Sally Hansen – Lacey Lilac
~ Purple: Zoya – Malia


That’s all for today! Hope you enjoyed!

Flower Out

I had NO idea what to name this. Red flowers? Golden blooms? I give up. Red polish with shiny gold stamping decals. In vaguely flowery patterns. Voila.


The new polish here is Rosebower by A England. I have wanted more A England polishes for years, but they are always just a bit too expensive! Rosebower is one of the ones I have had my eyes on, and in March it was on sale at color4nails, so I had to get it! It is sadly less holo than I was expecting, but is a beautiful pink-toned red shimmer/metallic with subtle holo. It is also almost a one-coater! I am a fan.


Using my new Uber Chic mat (I had a good day at color4nails :-p) I made some gold and black stamping decals using one of the Bundle Monster Shangri-La plates. I have been wanting to color them in for ages! My lines were not the cleanest, but not too bad.


I do love the red+gold paring though! And I swear I loved it before Iron Man was a thing :-p


~ Red: A England – Rosebower
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Gold holo: SV – Gilded Lemon Drops
~ Gold glitter: OPI – Ski Slope Sweetie
~ Stamp: Bundle Monster – S107


Hope you enjoyed! Tomorrow is much more blue than red 😀

Floral or Easter Dalek?

Well, this was a total fail. I am posting it anyway. I was inspired by the guest post that Paulina’s Passions did over at Lucy’s Stash to try and create a soft floral half moon mani for the “half moon” day in the 31 Day Challenge. Note: it didn’t work.


I started with a base of Jaded by Serum No 5. This is another of the polishes I picked up in the Llarowe closing sale. I was hoping for a little stronger teal/jade, but this polish is mostly a silver holo with a subtle green tint. That being said, it is a one-coater and super easy to work with. So, not exactly what I wanted but I like it anyway, and it was $4 so win/win!


After Jaded was dry, everything went belly-up. I painted in a half-moon with light pink, but I should have used a paler shade (or went with a nude). Then I started adding tiny roses, but they were in teal and so blended in too well with the small green leaves I added after. Then came the dots, which I pulled out of a KBShimmer glitter polish. Now they look like floral Daleks (from Doctor Who). My boyfriend almost doubled over laughing at the “easter daleks” and declared them NOT a fail.


~ Mint holo: Serum No 5 – Jaded
~ Pink: Wet n’ Wild – Tickled Pink
~ Dark teal: Salon Perfect – Escape to Neverland
~ Teal: Love & Beauty – Blue
~ Light teal: Maybelline – Green with Envy
~ Light green: Essie – The More The Merrier
~ Green: Sinful Colors – Exotic Green
~ Glitter: KBShimmer – Toast-ess with the Mostest


So, here you have it. How to ruin a mani using too many similar colors. Whoops! Tomorrows is better, I promise!


Day 2: Orange! Turns out an orange daisy is a gerbera daisy. Now you know!


This is a similar design to one I did in 2014, found . Only, I messed up that design and painted the flower over the wrong color diagonal!


So, now I have it right…a diagonal of orange polishes with the flower growing out from it. I wanted to make each flower slightly different (aka put the petals in different places) but I now wish I hadn’t. Oops!


~ White: Salon Perfect – Sugar Cube
~ Pale orange: Maybelline – Bleached Peach
~ Orange: Wet n’ Wild – Sunny Side Up
~ Dark orange: Nubar – Hot Orange
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black


Overall, not my best work, but at least somewhat cute! Onward!



Daisy Daisy

Floral nails for Monday! Or something. I saw this really cute design over at The Nailasaurus and just had to modify it for my slightly longer nails…and using this awesome neon green called Shock!


Shock is a really fun color (…if you like greens, which I of course do), a super bright green with a scattering of holographic glitter! It covers beautifully in two coats, and application is a dream. I love me bright greens!



The design was hand-painted with white, pink, yellow, and orange nail polish. White first (the petals), then a yellow center with orange (I used a coarse sponge to blend them randomly), then the pink highlights on the petals.


The design at the tip of my nails came about because my nail just didn’t look colorful enough! All the lines were free-handed, so I’m actually rather pleased with how nicely they came out. And of course dots…because I just have to add dots to any manicure.


~ Green: Mentality – Shock
~ White: Salon Perfect – Sugar Cube
~ Pink: Wet n’ Wild – Tickled Pink
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Orange: Wet n’ Wild – Sunny Side Up

I’ve switched to using Sugar Cube by Salon Perfect rather than Snow me White by Sinful Colors just because my Snow me White has dried up (I still use it for stamping) and both polishes work fairly well. Once this bottle is used up I’ll almost certainly go back to Sinful Colors just because it’s convenient!


If you want to get this vibrant green on your nails, head over the Mentality website! Shock (and the rest of the neon holos) are $6.75 each. I am embarrassed to say that I haven’t finished swatching all 11 of the neon holos and I already have the next batch of polishes (and HOLY COW are they awesome) to work with! Eep! This is what happens when my right hand has nails so short I feel bad swatching on them…


When I first got the neon holo line of polishes from Mentality, I could not stop thinking about how great these 5 colors looked in a line! They were so pretty I took photos of the bottles all arranged! Thus, I knew I just had to do some ombre nail art with them.



The five colors used here (from pinky to thumb) are:
Golden yellow — Jolt
Orange — Shake
Orange red — Startle
Pink red — Drama
Hot pink — Alarm



All of them are so pretty! In the bottle I thought Drama looked the best, but on me I think I prefer Startle and Alarm. The flowers were free-handed with white polish (Sinful Colors – Snow me White) and gold-painted rhinestones were added at the end.


The idea was to have the flower blooming larger on each nail from pinky to pointer. I do like that the flower takes over more of the nail each time!


In the sun these colors REALLY flashed glittery and neon. My camera freaked out! I love it 😀


Each polish will get its on post coming up, but if you are as enamored of these polishes as I am/was/will be, you can get them at the Mentality shop for $6.75 each. Enjoy!

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