I wanted a quick look for a couple of family get togethers, and this polish came through! One, it is sparkly, yet subtle. Two, any nicks from preparing food and washing dishes were easily remedied because this polish is so textured.
I began with one coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Golden-I, because the Zoya is so sheer. After that, I topped it off with a coat of Zoya Pixie Dust Bar. It is a neutral, golden, holographic polish that dries sort of matte and textured. The outdoor pics don’t show much of the shine because it has been cloudy here.
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I love, love, love holographic nail polish. I cannot stop looking at it when I wear it. I feel little to no need to add embellishments, which makes it a nice, quick application. Really, I can’t find a whole lot of cons…except for how they all look alike. I have a few Color Club holos, and they are different shades, but it is hard to tell. Then, I had this stoke of genius. 🙂 Add a jelly!
For this mani, these are the two polishes I used. First, I put on two coats of Color Club Cloud Nine, which is a pink/purple holo. Then, I topped it with one coat of Sally Hansen Triple Shine Jell-ous?, which is a very sheer jelly polish, that also falls in that pink/purple zone. The jelly did not take away any of the holo shine, but did enhance the color, especially when the sun wasn’t doing wonders on the polish.
Now, here are way too may pics. Enjoy.
A little less light. Can you see how the jelly helps it look pink?
You made it through all of the pics! This was a super easy mani, yet it drew as much attention as any other. Love it!
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This was the last week of school and I wanted something bright, borderline tacky, and easy to apply.
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.
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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The weather has been frightful for a while, and with more impending doom this weekend (which is only worth it if I get a snow day on Monday *wink*) I was ready for some bright colors.
For this look I used a Color Club holographic polish and neon studs.
Color Club Harp On It is a silver, holographic polish. It is easy to apply evenly. With two coats, I was completely covered. And I tried to get in the sunshine to capture the shine.
The neon studs came from eBay, and there are circle and square studs. I went with the circles this time around.
This turned out to be a very easy mani, and I like it more than I expected to. Something about the way the holo catches the light is a big part of it, but the simple studs add just enough to keep it bright in the absence of sunlight.
To attach the studs, all I needed was a spot of clear coat and a dotting tool to pick them up with. I sealed the entire look with a clear top coat and was ready to go! Here’s a couple other shots for you.
Clearly I was a little photo happy here. Oh well. 🙂 I hope you liked it! Thanks for reading!
I kept waiting for a sunny day to take this pic, but no dice. I think you can appreciate it anyway. 🙂
Striping Tape ~ Nail Scissors ~ Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Jungle Gem ~ China Glaze The Outer Edge ~ Tweezers ~ Color Club Harp On it
To create this mani, I first put down a single coat of Color Club’s Harp on It. I wanted to have a holographic stripe. After it dried, I put pieces of striping tape on each nail at a diagonal. I used the nail scissors to cut it, and the tweezers to make sure it was pushed in tightly on the edges. Then, over the entire nail I painted a single coat of Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure Jungle Gem. Once it dried, on the top half of the diagonal, I painted China Glaze The Outer Edge. (This polish has both white and silver glitters in it.) Finally, I peeled off the tape with little to no trouble at all.
I really did get a holographic line like I wanted, but on these cloudy January days, it was hard to capture it. I think for a winter look this is perfect. It has the snowy effect and the darker colors that I like to use this time of year. (Not that I don’t use them other times, but you know what I mean.)
Here are some more angles. I really enjoyed wearing this, and lots of people liked it. I like when your nails look like they took a lot of time, but you know they didn’t. AND, getting a ten nail design at a salon….talk about break the bank!
OH! Before I forget…when do you like to peel off your striping tape? I have tried dry and wet, and both ways end up with touch ups to do. When I look around, everyone seems to have their own ideas of what is best. What do you do? Let me know!
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I wanted something kind of fun for my toes this week. I went with a shooting star look, that I am not totally in love with, but I also am not totally offended by it. Please excuse any messy edges on my toes. I don’t really think anyones feet are that great, but I swear I have particularly gnarly ones, and no amount of clean up seems to work. If you have found the answer to this problem, please share. The only thing I can find to do is clean up as best as I can, and then wear them around. It wears off in a day or two.
I began with two coats of OPI I Sing in Color. It looks really dark in the pictures, and it is…but it is more of a deep plum than black or brown.
Then, on my big toe, I put a gold star stud, and trailed it with some holographic gold glitter. On the teeny toes I put gold microbeads (caviar). The end result is a decent look.
I am wondering how long the microbeads will stay in place once I put socks and shoes on. I guess time will tell. 🙂
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I seriously love fall colors, glitter, and toes peaking out of jeans on a nice autumn day. I combined all of these things for a snazzy fall foot look.
I began with a layer of Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure in Branch Out on all the toes. That left a nice brown base to work with. Then, on the big toe I put a layer of Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure in Copper Penny. This polish has copper glitter in circle shapes of all sizes. It added a nice pop.
On the other toes, I used a dotting tool to place a few of these beautiful, diamond shaped, fall holographic glitters. I also sprinkled a few onto my big toe.
While the pictures are a little meh, the results were great. A neutral enough look to go with everything, but sparkly enough to catch the sun on those beautiful fall days.