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Golden Hued

So, golden-red-copper totally counts as Thanksgiving-themed, right? Maybe? Who knows. All I can really say is that I am SPEECHLESS by this polish!

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I’ve been staring at Enchanted Polish for years. Who wouldn’t? They make ridiculously pretty and ridiculously expensive polishes that I could just never convoke myself were worth it. Usually, I’d find one I wanted after looking at 52034820 swatches, and it would be sold out forever. So….when I saw that three of the polishes I’ve wanted for a very very long time were available (thanks to Cathy, whose recent swatch sent me over to the EP website) I had to get them. These were actually basically a wedding gift to myself, because I just cannot justify spending $50 on three polishes otherwise!

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Honestly, this might be the oddest chameleon of the three that I got, and I love the colors that it goes through. It is also appropriately fall-themed! This is I Am The Walrus by Enchanted Polish. It covered well in three thin coats, and dried nicely. Although there were brushstrokes when I applied it, they disappeared when it dried! Looking through this, I can see primarily wine red in direct light and a golden-copper in indirect light. It goes through some crazy mix of magenta-wine-copper-gold-green. It really looks like wearing two different polishes depending on the light, since the magenta and the copper-gold are different tones. It also, of course, has scattered fine holo shimmer throughout, so in sunlight it is ALSO a rainbow! I still feel bad for spending so much money on one polish…but try to tell me this isn’t amazing.

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The design I went with was Inspired by MaryMaxNail. I decided to leave my middle finger more nude than my 4th finger as would be expected because my fourth finger has a little discoloration on it. Ergo, it looks a little funny! Still a fun mani.

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Colors
~ Gold multichrome: Enchanted Polish – I Am The Walrus
~ Nude: Sephora X – Marvelous
~ Light pink: L’Oreal – Boho Babe
~ Stamp: EdM – 22

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I am still drooling. I wish I could get away with wearing colors like this to the hospital, but I think people would pay more attention to my nails than to what I was saying! Which would maybe be a good thing, but probably not. Oh well, happy almost-Thanksgiving!

Roses of Purple

Today is the final wedding-potential mani! Yes, there were a LOT of purple manis until I found the one I wanted to wear to my wedding! This was made using a stamping decal and coloring in the rose petals. Unfortunately, it came out really dark, so it is getting posted last!

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When I was first painting all the colors, the plan was to have the rose go from light-to-dark with the center being lighter purples and the outer layer of petals being darkest. It rather worked, but all the purple are so close to each other you can barely tell! Also all of them are darker than they usually look (which I suppose is to be expected when I stamped the outline with black).

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Regardless, this was nice in theory but not so great in delivery. I used a glitter bomb polish as the background because I though the grey and pinkish-purple would go well with the purples in the flower petals. While I wasn’t wrong, since the purples ended up being darker than usual the whole thing just looks unbalanced. Whoops!

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I used a lot of purples which I am not going to bother naming here since I won’t be repeating this manicure. The only important polish is the base, which is Sakura by Emily de Molly. I still love it!

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Hope you enjoyed (maybe more than I did!). There is another almost-purple mani on friday (that has nothing to do with the wedding at all…it just fit the color scheme)!

Entwined Hearts

So, following the theme of purple-and-white manis that were potential wedding manicures, we have the third runner-up! The base color is almost exactly the same shade as the bridesmaid’s dresses (and also the flowers), and I like the love theme!

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Unfortunately, I think this looks a little juvenile. Maybe if I used creme polishes and not a holo base or something I’d like it a tad better, but I don’t have a creme burgandy-purple! I do like the tiny dark purple dots I added though :-p

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My baby sister aka maid of honor wanted me to replicate these on her nails…despite never having seen them! She grabbed the same purple holo out of my extensive collection and then found this stamping plate and wanted it. Sadly, we ran out of time so she just ended up with purple nails, but it is amazing how similar we think!

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Colors
~ Purple holo: Gothic Gala – Vallis Sanguine
~ Silver: Mentality – White Opaque
~ Dark purple: Zoya – Valerie
~ Stamp: BC – 04

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Next week is a few more wedding-ish manis. Enjoy!

Lace Down

I saw a gradient with light lace stamping on it, and thought “oh, fun!” so here we are!

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Really, the colors (again) got darker than I expected more quickly than I expected…I apparently am lacking in medium-dark pink cremes. Who knew? I don’t even like pink that much (mostly because everyone else does…yes, I am a hipster nail polish person), but maybe I should invest in a medium dark pink at some point!

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Unfortunately, the stamping plate I was using has rounded edges…not just corners, the whole side is beveled down! The stamp I used was on this beveled section, and so part of it wouldn’t transfer no matter what I tried (it wouldn’t pick up at all, since the etching was much more shallow over the beveled section), so I had to add white lines by hand to the tips of my nails. Oops! And this is why I buy un-beveled plates. I can’t be too upset, this was free for me to review months ago!

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Colors
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Light pink: Revlon – Bubbly
~ Dark pink: Zoya – Ciara
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Stamp: Born Pretty – L008

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Anyway, I hope you enjoyed! And happy Friday!

Zig Up Zag Down

I realized that I had three different zig-zag patterns, of all of which were slightly different. I wanted to use them all in one mani! Ergo, pattern mani 🙂

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Long ago, I decided that grey pairs well with pink, and I have stuck with that decision. This mani looks a bit odd as a result (a slightly darker grey…aka black…would probably have looked better) but so be it! Also, I don’t actually own a true black holo.

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Regardless, zig zags! So many of them. I think I like the fine ones better than the thick ones, but they all look cool.

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Colors
~ Grey holo: Darling Diva – Black Diamond
~ Light pink: ULTA – Baby Doll
~ Pink: Sinful Colors – Pink Forever
~ Dark pink: Zoya – Ciara
~ Stamps: BM – 201, BP – X06

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Simple, but I hope you enjoyed!

Stitch!

Have some animated-film nail art! I don’t actually know why I thought I’d be able to do Stitch’s face well…I am really really bad at drawing faces even on PAPER much less on NAILS. Oh well! Even if he looks like a little monster, it is still cute.

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This was inspired by tinas_polish, and her Stitch is ADORABLE. Unlike my demon-spawn (which is technically l accurate, but I was trying to go for cute).

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I think I have 1-2 more animated film manis ready to post after this Challenge is over! Soooo cloooose…lets see if I can make it through!

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Colors
~ Red: Pure Ice – Siren
~ Pink: Love & Beauty – Pink
~ Dark blue: Sinful Colors – Endless Blue
~ Light blue: Zoya – Yummy
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White

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Hope you enjoyed! O’hana 😀

Girly and Grey

So, today’s challenge theme was polka dots…which this is not. It is, however, a glitter bomb polish with circular glitter so I’m going to pretend that works!

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The nail art (simple as it is) was inspired by @Kells_Hotz. Sometimes simple is good! Even for me :-p

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When I did this, a while back, the base polish was new. I had my eyes on Sakura for over a year, waiting for Emily de Molly to have a sale. Seriously, I love this polish! The combination of hot metallic pink and grey is stunning. Sakura covered well in three thin coats…and I really only added the third coat for even MORE GLITTER. I stored the bottle upside-down before I used it, and had no trouble with glitter density! It helps that the glitters are of the smaller variety.

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Colors
~ Glitter: Emily de Molly – Sakura
~ Pink: Essie – The Girls are Out

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Tomorrows post really does have stripes, I promise!

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