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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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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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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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