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Back to School Pedi

Sally Hansen Neon Crackle

I have been back to school for a few weeks now, but just now did a back to school look.  I used Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast Whipped Topping for the big toe, then one neon toe each of orange Sally Girl Crazy, green Sally Girl Peace, and pink Sally Girl Cool, topped with Sally Hansen Crackle Snow Blast.  On the big toe I used a waterslide decal that says ABC, 123.

I’ve been working hard not to apologize for pics, but I am going to say something about the next one.  I couldn’t get a good shot, it’s blurry, I apparently didn’t clean up as well as I thought, and I have tons of dry skin from being outside.  So, please know that in person this is actually cute and fun, not a hot mess.  (And, I have swollen summer feet.  Ugh)

Back to School Nail Art

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Neon Gradient

Neon Gradient

There is sun here today!  So, I snapped a couple of pics, and I don’t even care if it is too much light, since this summer has been almost literally rain every single day!

Sally Girl Neon

LA Colors Color Craze

To begin, I painted all of my nails pink with Sally Girl Cool.  After that dried, I used a make up sponge to make the gradient with LA Colors Color Craze In a Flash, Sally Girl XOXO, and Sally Girl Cool.  Once that was done, I painted over it with Wet ‘n’ Wild Kaleidoscope.  (This is one of my fave glitter polishes.  It is tiny, and just catches the light.)

Gradient Nail Art

In the end, I think I got a decent neon look.  With a white base, I would have gotten brighter colors, but I like not having to worry about not having any of the white peeking out.

Wet n Wild

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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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Fun and Funky

Black and Neon Pedicure

I have been wearing a lot of experimental combos on my toes lately.  They are things that in my head work, but sometimes the execution leaves something to be desired.  🙂  So, in winter, when I only see them at home, I can decide how I feel about it.  These are toes I think I would do again, and maybe even on my fingers.

Funky Fingers Xtreme Wear

I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out for the main color.  Then, the top splashes of color were provided by Funky Fingers Pep Rally.  This is a polish with a mix of matte/pearl hex glitters in different sizes, as well as straight line pieces.  There are all kinds of neon colors in the bottle.  Overall, this was an easy polish to work with.  There was minimal fishing for pieces and I was not trying for days to spread it around evenly.

Funky Fingers Pep Rally Neon Pedicure

While I usually don’t sport a lot of dark colors in the summer, I do think this could be fun to reprise then.  I think the neon would make up for the dark.

P.S.  There has a been a Five Below “coming soon” for months around me, but it finally looks like there might be merchandise coming in.  I am super excited.  I have a couple of Funky Fingers polishes from other people, but am looking forward to seeing what they have!

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