Sorry for oddly timed posts! I am currently at the beach with a bunch of my college friends…and am very very sunburnt (it turns out sunscreen expires). Anyway, only one post this weekend. If all goes according to plan, nail art should resume on Monday!
This is the second (and last) day of swatches-only, to clear out my swatching folder! Please pardon the state of my nails in most of these. I was (and am) still learning!
Zoya Valerie is a beautiful blackened purple with pink and purple glitter. The glitter occasionally flashes copper and gold, but mostly only in the bottle. This is a spectacular color, and one of my favorite Zoyas to date. Shown here is two coats, no top coat. To see the art I did with this polish, please look here.
Figi by Petites Color Fever is a beautiful teal metallic, which is opaque in one coat (yes, one). I love working with this polish! It also marbles wonderfully. My accent nail is two coats of Let’s Talk by Sinful Colors, a really cool blurple that the camera refuses to color correctly. I made a lava lamp mani with these two, which can be found here.
I Need a Refresh Mint by Wet n’ Wild is a dupe of For Audrey by China Glaze, and is under $2! However, they recently changed the color from this beautiful teal to a much more blue version, and are selling it under the same name. I Need A Refresh Mint is opaque in two coats, and has a wide but surprisingly easy to use brush. My accent nail is two coats of Electric by Revlon. Hint: do NOT try to do nail art with a Revlon FastDry polish. They really do dry too fast for taping!
Fresh Teal by Milani is a beautiful deep blue polish which leans a big green. In the bottle it looks very green (a true teal) but it comes out much more blue on the actual nails! For some reason, despite being a creme, this polish accented all of the ridges in my nails. But I still love the color! I used it in some Hanukkah-inspired nail art back in December.
Last but not least, we have Excalibur by A England. This is the old formulation, a beautiful silver metallic that I have used so much in nail art that the bottle is half empty! It is opaque in one thicker or two thin coats and drys remarkably fast. This is my go-to silver for…everything. This was my base for dragon scale nail art.