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It’s a Trap-eze!

China Glaze It's a Trap-eze!

I fell in love with this polish when it came out, so when I finally scored it on the clearance rack I was stoked!  I have pics from in the sun and in the shade in an effort to show off the glory of it all.

China Glaze It’s a Trap-eze! is a white polish with metallic glitters mixed into it.  It does remind of me Jawbreaker by Funky Fingers, but I feel like the formula is better.

Metallic Glitter

Check out the shine from the glitters on my hand!  When this polish catches the light, the metallic pieces really do shine.

Winter Nail Polish

 

Metallic Glitter Mani

 

White Base Nail Polish

 

Textured Nail Polish

Because of the glitter pieces, this polish does have a bit of a texture to it.  Also, in spite of the glitter, it goes on pretty easily.  I think this is such a fun, versatile polish.  I am super excited to have it in my collection!

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Neon Winter Nails

China Glaze DJ Blue My Mind

January is a month that I actually enjoy quite a bit.  I really like the snow.  But where I am, we haven’t had even one snowfall yet!  It makes it hard to get in the snowflake nail art mood.

Instead, I have a neon blue with a black, white, and holo topper as a neon winter look.

Formula X Meteoric

I began with painting all of my nails with China Glaze DJ Blue My Mind.  Then, I topped off my nails with Formula X Meteoric.  Meteoric has black and white matte glitters of different sizes along with  tiny holo glitters.  For a video to see this better, check out my Instagram!  @dontjudgemeokaynails

China Glaze

 

Formula X for Sephora

 

Winter Mani

This went on really quick and wore nicely.  🙂  I am in love with the Formula X polish, and I wish the pics would have been better.  (When don’t I wish that?)

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Favorite Nails of the Season!

Autumn Nail Stamping

These fall nails may be my favorite fall nails I have ever done.  They aren’t super flashy or complicated, but I really enjoyed wearing them!  Be ready for lots of pics.  (Also, I am trying to get used to the new WordPress layout, so there’s that.)

Bundle Monster

I used a Bundle Monster plate with a Konad stamper and scraper.

Cancer Moon

But, before we get into all of that, let me tell you that I painted all of my nails with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Cancer Moon as a base.  This is a neutral with a golden shine that seemed perfect for this look!

Nail Polish for Stamping

For the stamping, I used these polishes.  From left to right they are: OPI I Sing in Color, Sally Hansen Lustre Shine, Zoya Channing, Julep Valerie, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Jungle Gem, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Branch Out, Sally Hansen Patent Gloss Moto, Sally Hansen Insta Dri Vanished, and China Glaze Don’t Make Me Wine.  All of these worked together beautifully to make the multicolored leaved.  I am posting a few extra pics so you can try to get a fee for the polishes.  A lot of them are duo/multichromes, have shines, etc.

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Okay, for the stamping.  In the following pics, I was experimenting with a yellow that didn’t make the cut, but you can ignore that.  🙂

Multicolored Nail Stamping

First, I blob a bit of each color on the plate.

Konad Stamping

Then, I scrape.  The colors do not blur together the way you would think they would.

Konad Fall

Here is a stamp on paper to preview the colors.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure

After I stamped all of my nails I put on a quick topcoat.  (You can see a few smudges from where I should have waited a moment longer.)

Now for the tons of pics!

Julep

 

China Glaze

 

Zoya

 

OPI

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Halloween Oops

Glowing Water Marble

I was going for what I thought was going to be a sweet Halloween water marble, and the base for some Halloween decals.  I didn’t exactly get what I had in mind, but I got a cute design for the week.

OPI Chrome

I painted all of my nails with this chrome base from OPI called Push and Shove.  It truly is chrome when it dries.  You can see your reflection in it.  But it is VERY finicky when it comes to getting it applied.  You want only one, smooth coat the first time.  Anytime you go back over it, it bubbles it up.

China Glaze Water Marble

I chose these three China Glaze polishes, and I was picturing them staying these shades for the Halloween color combo.  From left to right: In the Lime Light, Purple Panic, Pool Party.

China Glaze Pool Party

When I marbled it, it looked a little more like a neon type of thing than Halloween.

Sinful Colors Glow in the Dark

Rather than use the Halloween decals on a look that didn’t match that, I topped it off with Sinful Colors Glow in the Dark, and a matte top coat.

China Glaze Purple Panic

China Glaze In the Lime Light

Matte Top Coat

Glowing Water Marble

I finished with a fun look, and was surprised by the fact that I could still see the colors of the polish under the glow polish.  I really though that that would just be a top layer once the lights were out, and the other colors wouldn’t stand out.

Hopefully a Halloween look works for me this week, and I hope your Halloween nails are coming together!  The ones I have seen have been gorgeous!

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Mystery Design

Fimo Nail Art

I LOVE autumn!  I love the colors, the smells, you name it!  I feel like this red polish is the perfect transition color for the new season, and was the base for my random design that I actually got a lot of positive comments on.

Nail Art Wheels

For this look, I used China Glaze Bend Over Backwards.  This went on so smoothly and is so rich in color that I wanted to find some way to cover everything in it.

Fimo Leaves

For the leaves I used this fimo wheel.  I am pretty sure they are leaves, but they may be feathers.

3D Nail Art

For the jewel, I used these pearls outlined in gold.  This wheel has a random variety of colors.

Autumn Nail Art

The end result are these fall red toes with green and blue feather-leaves coming off of a purple and gold pearl.  It had an autumn tone, somehow reminds me slightly of Harry Potter, and people seemed to dig it.

Have you ever just grabbed stuff and gone with it, without any rhyme or reason?

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Shagadellic Baby!

Neon Water Marble Nails

So, I haven’t posted in a while.  The Hubs and I went on vacation, and it had been my intent to postdate a few things, but that didn’t get done, and honestly, I think it is okay.  We really needed to just be away from everything for a while.  That is exactly what we did.  We went into Tennessee, barely had cell reception, and just enjoyed each other.  It was great!

Meanwhile, I’m back with a water marble inspired by my 13 year old brother’s recent discovery of Austin Powers.  When you have a baby brother 15 years younger than you, you can bank on things like that coming back into your life.  🙂  After seeing all of the crazy colors and patterns, I knew a water marble would be perfect.  I intentionally did not go for any certain design.  I just wanted colorful and wild!

Water Marble Polish

From left to right, these are all of the polishes that I used: Color Club Blue Heaven (which is a holo, but good luck getting any sunshine these days to be able to see that), China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise, Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast Whipped Topping, L.A. Colors Color Craze Flicker, China Glaze Pool Party, and L.A. Colors Color Craze Nuclear Energy.

I didn’t take any pics of actually doing the marble, but I began with painting two coats of the Whipped Topping on all of my nails to help the colors pop.  Then, I taped off a few fingers and painted glue onto the rest.  I have always used tape, but wanted to compare.  From here on, I will use the glue.  You can tell the fingers I used the tape on because you can see some white on the edges where the tape caught the polish instead of my nail.  Also, when I water marble, I just use those little two ounce cups (like for sauce for take out food) because I can throw it away.

Color Club Water Marble

China Glaze Water Marble

L.A. Colors Water Marble

Of course, there is one nail that catches your eye, and mine was a pinky nail.  I love it!  (And if you have been on Instagram or Twitter, you’ve already seen it!)

Perfect Water Marble Nail Art

Summer Water Marble

I think these are definitely in the shagadellic category and I have enjoyed wearing the fun colors.  I especially like how much variety you get in the color of the polishes, depending on how much they diffuse in the water.

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Electrifying Summer Nails

Bright Summer NailsThis was the last week of school and I wanted something bright, borderline tacky, and easy to apply.

Neon Nail Polish

Pink Lemonade, Blue Me Away, Lemonade, Techno

To make this look, I began with painting all of my nails with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away.  This is a bright, basically neon, blue.  One coat would probably do it, but I did two since I knew I would be moving furniture and stuff during the week.  Next, I painted my middle fingers with Funky Fingers Lemonade.  This is a yellow matte glitter coat, and it is scented.  It is supposed to smell like lemonade, but I honestly just thought it stunk.  On my index finger and pinky I painted Funky Fingers Pink Lemonade, which is also a matter glitter coat and scented.  While it is mildly better than the yellow, it isn’t something I would whiff on purpose.  Finally, I used China Glaze Techno on my thumb and ring finger.  This is a holographic silver hex glitter with small glitter mixed in.  While the yellow, pink, and blue are all neon and play off of each other, the holo added a touch of shiny bling.

Funky Fingers Scented Polish

China Glaze Holographic Glitter Polish

The end result was a mani that I was a little like WHOA toward, but actually got a lot of positive feedback from.  It makes me want to experiment with other color combos for summer.

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