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All That Glitters is Gold

Golden NailsAs November ends, I was looking through my polish trying to find a nice mani to wear for all the family get-togethers this weekend.  I truly love glitter in all things, but was trying not to be too flashy.

Fall PolishI decided on golden nails.  They can be sparkly and fun, but not over the top.

Xtreme Wear Golden-I

I began with two coats of Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear Golden-I.  (I recently saw this in the store and it looked copper…I have had mine for about a year now, and it is truly gold.)  I was happy with it, and then I thought, if this is good, more is better.  🙂

OPI Gaining Mole-Mentum

I topped my nails off with a layer of OPI Gaining Mole-Mentum, which is a flaky glitter polish that has gold, silver, and copper pieces.  It catches the light without being gaudy.

IMG_1960 Glittery Gold Polish

The finished product were cute, metallic nails, that have enough shine to keep me smiling, and are subdued enough to wear to any family member’s house.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed it!

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Sally Hansen Clearance Palooza

If I had to claim a certain brand as a favorite polish, I would claim Sally Hansen.  I have never had trouble with Sally products, and at full price, they are still very affordable.   AND, if you are willing to be a little behind on the latest trend, they go on clearance all the time.  Yesterday I scooped up 17 new Sally polishes for under $9.  SCORE!

IMG_1763First, I grabbed the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Jellies.  From left to right I have:  Water Melon, Sea Through, Vitamin D-light, Grape Jelly, Jell-ous?, and Ice Tint.  I think these have a lot of potential.  They are not extremely tinted, but I think that could make them more versatile.  I used them late last night to make my watercolor manicure.

Watercolor Manicure

 

Next, I found four new shades for me from the Xtreme Wear line.

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From left to right:  Gunmetal, Grey Area, Pacific Blue, and Violet Voltage.  I actually had nail stamping in mind when I snagged these.  They will be good colors for manis too.

Third, I found four colors from the Complete Salon Manicure line.

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Left to right:  I Lilac You, Batbano Blue, Copper Penny, and Earl Gray.  This picture is not doing Copper Penny any justice.  I am really excited to use it for some fall manis, adding that spark of glitter.  It truly does look like shiny penny pieces.

Finally, I bought one from the Insta Dri line and two from the Satin Glam.

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Left to right:  Moracc-go, Chic Pink, and Taffeta.  The Insta Dri I got for autumn, and the others were just cute.  (For the price, that was a good enough reason.)

I was really happy with my finds.  I have plans in mind for some, while others I just took home because I liked the color.  The jellies are pretty new to me.  The only other jelly polishes I have are ones with glitter in them.  I am looking forward to experimenting with them.

Do you love to find a bargain?  Do you already have these shades?  What do you do with them?

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Ta-Ta!

 

My Nail Obsession

I am not a professional nail tech.  I am just someone that likes to sit at home and do her nails.  Sometimes they turn out really well, and other times…let’s just say that it’s a good thing the nail polish remover was near by.

Recently, I placed an order on Amazon for all kinds of nail art stuff.  It is trickling in, and I am stoked. I mean, I have jewels, real dried flowers, new stamping plates, and more!

I would love to post some thoughts on these products as I use them.  I recently had a mini nail polish haul too.  I went to Target and found tons on clearance for under a dollar, same at Ulta (and they were brands like OPI, China Glaze, etc.) and Sally’s.  I love, love, love a deal!  It is extremely rare that I will pay full price for nail polish (or anything really) because it feels so good to me to feel like I snagged something on the cheap.

Here are a few photos of nails I have done for myself in the past.

Caviar Mani

Microbead Manicure

Here is a pic of a caviar manicure I did.  (Remember how I posted that disclaimer about not being a nail tech?  Well, I’m not a photographer either.)

Water Marbled Nails

Water Marbling

Here is a pic from my very first attempt at water marbling.  I still needed to go back and clean up the edges.

Ombre Sponging

Sunset Sponge

Here was some ombre sponging, with a little glitter on top.

Fourth of July Pedi

Patriotic Piggies

Fourth of July toes.  (I really should wait to snap the pics until I clean up the edges, huh?)

Fimo Fruit Nails

Fimo Fruit Slices

Fimo fruit nails, with some glitter on the others.

Rhinestone Flower

Teardrop and Round Rhinestones

Rhinestone toes…

Heart Rhinestones and Glitter

Heart Rhinestone and Glitter Pieces

…with rhinestone and glitter piece nails.

I do everything on my natural nails.  I do not go to a salon.  All of this was done at home.  I think the little flaws make it homey.  🙂

Let me know what you think!  I can’t wait to get more up here!

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